Stream Live to Multiple Destinations with Simulcast

Simulcast with Livestream combines the flexibility and ownership of the Livestream platform with the reach and engagement of your viewers’ favorite destinations.

Now, with the Livestream platform, you can reach millions of viewers on RTMP-enabled streaming destinations such as YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch when you become a Premium or Enterprise customer. Per our previous announcement, you can also stream to Facebook Live through the Livestream platform.

Update: Producers using Simulcast can now stream to multiple Facebook pages from their Livestream account. For more information and instructions on how-to, see our Help Center Article

With these tools, Livestream is now the key point of distribution for all your live content, enabling you to reach your audience wherever they are. Simulcasting gives you all of the Livestream features and benefits – including white labeling, analytics, and support – with the reach and scale of additional platforms.

Here’s how it works:

Livestream users have access to a stream key in their account settings. Copy the RTMP URL and stream key from popular destinations such as YouTube, Periscope, or Twitch into your Simulcast settings.

Activate Simulcast on all your events or an event-by-event basis. For more information and how-to, visit our help center article.

Expand your audience with live streaming to Chromecast

Despite myriad choices among streaming video devices, Chromecast remains a popular choice among consumers. Google is taking note — it recently announced deeper Chromecast integrations into its hardware ecosystem, and now Chromecast is even taking the lead as the most popular streaming device in some markets (we’re looking at you, Australia ).

Finding the best way to distribute your live content across Chromecast and similar devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Xbox can feel overwhelming. That’s where Vimeo OTT can help.

Live streaming with Vimeo OTT

Vimeo OTT streamlines content distribution workflows from one hub. Now, creators can launch their own branded apps and subscriptions across streaming devices — including Chromecast — to boost their reach without draining their bandwidth (or wallet). What’s more, Vimeo OTT supports both on-demand and live video.

ISC Sports, a regional sports broadcasting company from Indiana, grew from exclusively live streaming to blending live and on-demand video with Vimeo OTT. Through offering their content through more streaming channels, they’re able to broaden their reach and attract more advertising partners for their network.

You can learn more about ISC Sports’s story of expanding in OTT live streaming here.

Looking to get started with live video? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Live Streaming for more information, including stats, case studies, and how-to’s.