With the Multi-Platform Stream Distribution system, included with the $79/month plan, you can stream to other platforms (such as Youtube, Periscope/Twitter or Facebook) as well as to your website, apps, Roku channel, Apple TV & Chromecast.
This is presently in beta. Contact us to be a part of the beta or if you have any questions, feedback or would like assistance with it and we'll be glad to assist you.
Automatically or Manually Start and Stop Stream Distribution
You can start or stop the stream/distribution to the destination(s) you select in the midst of the stream that you are sending us, which can be helpful if for instance you wanted to only send the message to another destination but your whole service to your website, etc. You also have the choice to set the Multi-Platform Stream Distribution system to send out your stream to the other platforms automatically whenever you send us a stream.
You can use either the the Multi-Platform Stream Distribution system or the Facebook Live Integration and will be prompted to disable whichever one that you do not want to use if you try doing both at the same time. This is to comply with Facebook Live's guidance that they do not want the stream sent to other social platforms, such as Youtube Live, Periscope, etc while the stream is being sent to them.
Sending to Facebook Live
To have us send your stream to Facebook Live using the stream distribution system it will use the RTMP url and stream name provided for your Facebook page. To find that info from Facebook when logged in as an admin of the page you can go to Publishing Tools > Video Library > +Live to find the page with your RTMP url and stream name.
If streaming to your personal timeline, you can get the RTMP and Stream Name by clicking on the Live Video link above your timeline.
To set up or configure the destination(s) that you want to stream to, click on "Configure". If you want to change a destination that you have already set up the button will say "Edit Configuration".
Enter the RTMP / server info and the Stream Name / Key of the platform that you wish to stream to. (Note: If the platform only offers one time use stream names instead of a persistent or fixed stream name it will need to be updated each time.)
Stream Automatically or Manually Start Stream
- To have your stream distributed to the platform(s) automatically when you start your stream to Sunday Streams, click on "Enable Distribution". To stop automatically sending your stream to the platform, or to enable the ability to manually start and stop your distribution to the platform, click "Disable Distribution".
- To start your stream distribution manually, have the distribution configured and set to disabled before you start streaming to Sunday Streams. Click "Start Live Distribution" when you want to start distributing you stream to the platform(s). Click "End Distribution" to stop the stream distribution to the platform(s), or stop your stream to Sunday Streams.
- The status indicators on the Multi-Platform Stream Distribution page will be updated when you open the page and when you click on the Refresh button. If you started streaming after opening the page and want to manually start a stream, click "Refresh" and then "Start Live Distribution".
If you would like the $79/month plan to add on the Multi-Platform Stream Distribution feature, you can do so at Account Settings > Upgrades in the Sunday Streams Manager.