Streaming to Facebook Live via Livestream Studio

Beginning with version 3.2, Livestream Studio users now have the option to stream to Facebook Live.

 

Are you trying to stream to Facebook via your Livestream account? See here.

 

Navigate to the 'Stream' tab in the lower right corner of Studio, then click the Facebook logo.

Type in your Facebook account credentials, then click 'Log In.'

Studio will request to see certain information from your Facebook profile, post to your profile, and manage your pages and groups. Click 'Continue as...' and 'OK' to continue.

In the 'Post As' dropdown, you can choose between your personal profile, any pages you admin, or any groups you admin.

 

'Stream to' will allow you to stream to either your page or events on Facebook.

 

'Share with' lets you choose which audience you would like to share your stream with.

 

Check 'Continuous Live' if you wish to keep streaming beyond Facebook's four-hour streaming limit (note that this will not send out additional notifications or save VOD's from each four-hour segment).

If you scroll down and click 'Advanced Settings,' you can choose your streaming quality for Facebook and the network the stream will broadcast over. This is most relevant when using Studio's simulcast feature.

 

Once your settings are configured, click 'Done.'

Choose a name, quality, and aspect ratio for your stream.

Tip: When selecting 1:1, you can choose to display a yellow safe area in either all of your sources, or in only the Preview and Program monitors so you can easily frame your shots properly.

Click 'Go Live' to start your stream.

Once you are live, you can view your stream by hovering the mouse over the Facebook logo and clicking the URL in the menu that pops up.

The stream will appear in your Facebook timeline after about 10 seconds.

When you want to end your stream, click the red 'Streaming' button.

The broadcast will end promptly and the stream will save on your Facebook timeline for on-demand playback.

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10 Comments

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    Royalhouse Chapel International

    Hello, please when we stream with facebook as the provider, will we still have our sessions live on the original livestream channel we have?

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    Emily

    No - if you stream to Facebook Live, the VOD will save onto Facebook. If you want to have a stream both on Facebook Live *and* Livestream, you would need two separate encoders - one streaming to Facebook, the other to your Livestream account.

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    Brandon Thompson

    Hi Emily! This and the YouTube one were very helpful. I haven't started using Livestream Studio yet, but plan to within the month. It's possible to stream to both YouTube and Facebook live through Livestream Studio, right? Or can it only do one stream at a time? Thanks!

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    Emily

    Hi BT - Glad you found the articles helpful! Livestream Studio is only able to produce one stream at a time since streaming takes *a lot* of CPU power. If you wanted to do simultaneous streams to YouTube and Facebook, you would need two separate computers running Studio.

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    Jim Doyle

    Hi Emily,
    We use Livestream studio 4 for live events and have a two day summit event early in the New Year. Are we restricted to restarting the stream after 4 hours or is there a way to have a continuous stream running for the duration of the event which is approx 8-9 hours? , - thanks, Jim

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    David Foster

    Jim, as long as you connect to Facebook using RTMP, when you're settingng up your stream there's a box to tick that says 24 hour stream. Just select that. The only drawback is that once you're done, it will not be saved on your timeline as a video, so make sure you record it. Hope that helps.

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    FattoTV

    Hi Emily, is it possible to deliver advertising through DFP on Facebook Live?

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    David Foster

    Fatto, you cannot run any kind of midroll, pre-roll or post roll ads on Facebook lives. They already have plans for ads on live.

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    Isa O Elegbede

    how is it possible to monetize your live stream on youtube

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