Premium and Enterprise customers have the ability to push any of their streams on Livestream to Facebook Live, allowing for higher potential viewership with lower effort.
Important: Customers wishing to do this should ensure they are using encoders that support this feature.
To enable this feature, log in to your Livestream account and navigate to your account settings. Click the 'Simulcast' tab.
Click the blue 'Add' button that corresponds with Facebook to connect your Facebook account to your Livestream account.
Important: You will first see a message from Livestream notifying that if you intend to stream to any audience beyond your friends at any point, you must select 'Public' during the initial connection steps. You can adjust this at a later time if necessary. See more details here.
Next, a new window will open from Facebook. You will be prompted to log in to your Facebook account if you are not already. If you are logged in already, click 'Continue.'
Select your audience, keeping in mind the notice above. Then click 'OK.'
Facebook will then request permission to manage Pages and Groups you manage. This will allow you to stream to Pages and Groups of which you are the administrator. Click 'OK.'
The Facebook window will close and you will see new options appear in the 'Facebook Live' tab of your Livestream account settings. By default, all of your Livestream events will also stream to Facebook. You can toggle this option on or off as desired (you can also disable this on an event-by-event basis).
Select where you want to send a stream to on Facebook; by default, your personal profile is selected.
Choose your Facebook audience for your stream on Facebook.
Checking 'Create Facebook VOD' will save the stream for on-demand viewing on Facebook.
'Advanced Settings' reveals additional Facebook options, such as Facebook embedding and Continuous Streaming.
Once you save your settings, simply go live to your event on Livestream. The same stream will appear in your Facebook timeline at the same time.