8 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Live Streaming Provider

When deciding on a live streaming platform to host your content, there are a few things to keep in mind. We have compiled a list of things that will guide you in making the ultimate decision of which live streaming provider to choose.

1. Ease of use

The last thing you need is another complicated system to learn and mess up your video workflow. With Stream, our entire system was built with you in mind when we built out the admin system. We want Stream to be the simple part of your event or broadcast. With your RTMP and embed player codes all accessible with one click there is little room for error.

2. Monetization

Monetizing your video is key when you are spending time, effort and money to create quality content. With Stream, you can easily monetize your video with VAST Ad integration. This is done inside of our admin portal — simply plug your ad URL then select with embed player you would like it to play on.

3. Price

Like most companies, we understand you have a budget to stick to. Fortunately, Stream is the most affordable streaming services out there. Want to learn more about how much money you can save?? Reach out to our sales team today → sales@stream.live

4. Customization

It’s your video content you want the player to look like it was supposed to be there. With Stream you have the option to remove the branding features all while having sleek pause/play buttons. The bright red play button is a thing of the past; it’s all about having a custom experience.

5. Features

While the streaming service is usually enough, having alternate features to create more compelling content is always a nice touch. For instance, Stream allows all enterprise account holders to enable Community Streaming which is the aggregation of user generated content pushed to their player. Check out how the Charleston Battery USL team uses UGC, here.

6. Technology

You might have read technology, and rolled your eyes because it is so obvious. However, it can be easy to forget that the companies who have been around for ages are most likely using outdated technology or worse technology they license from a third party. Luckily for you Stream has built all of its technology 100% in house with zero third party dependencies with bleeding edge protocols.

7. Support

Having support for live video is necessary. If you have ever been a part of a live video production you understand how stressful and important it is to have everything working properly. If it is not and there is no one to help you..well your live video will no longer be live. Did we mention Stream offers 24/7 support for enterprise customers?!

8. Viewing capability

Viewing capabilities are usually a given, but if you are streaming to those of us who are not super technical flash can cause some issues. Stream allows you to broadcast live video in numerous formats, so there is never a problem for the viewer. Check out our article on what to do if flash is a problem for you, here.

If you are still considering multiple live streaming services, we would be happy to walk through any questions you have. After all.. Stream is our name 😉

CONTACT STREAM: sales@stream.live

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