Live streaming sets high standards for marketers, communicators and entertainers. And just like the internet itself, live streaming keeps evolving, demanding more from individual creators and businesses. Today, you can’t achieve success with content alone — you need to invest in your streaming and analyze your performance stats. Fortunately, there’s an incredible tool that can accomplish these tasks.
Restream is a go-to live streaming solution that helps you produce high-quality live content, maximize your audience reach, and overshadow your competitors. With Restream, you can choose from over 30 top platforms to broadcast to, including YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch and many more. You can also live stream directly from your browser without using any third-party apps, schedule a pre-recorded video to be broadcast at any time, and add remote guests to your live stream from any location.
🛠 Restream tools and features: full guide
Is Restream.io free? The short answer is yes. We have tons of amazing free livestreaming tools and features. However, we also offer many effective paid features and services to facilitate, improve and level up your livestreams.
💡 Free tools and features
Any Restream user can access all our free options with a Restream account. The free subscription plan includes the following perks:
- Multistreaming to 2 streaming services. Choose from over 30 integrations such as YouTube, a Facebook personal page, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.
- Live streaming directly from your browser with Restream Studio
- Inviting up to five guests to your live streams without using any third-party tools
- No time limits on your live sessions
- Real-time channel toggling (it allows you to end your stream on one platform but keep it going on another, without any interruption or interference in the quality of your stream)
- Insightful data from Restream analytics
- Access to Restream chat (a tool that combines your chats across all your streaming platforms)
- Stream monitoring to detect any possible issues and ensure the best viewer experience
- Copyright-free background music
- Hi-res audio
- Screen sharing
- On-screen captions and comments
💎 Restream paid features
With Restream’s paid subscription plans and features, you can reach wider audiences, stand out from your competitors with custom branding, and get insights on your live stream performance to better understand viewer behavior. Check out our paid features!
🦑 Custom destinations
With Restream, you can multistream to two platforms for free with our Basic plan. However, broadcasting to some platforms may require a paid subscription plan. For instance, you can stream to your personal profile on Facebook with our free plan, but a paid plan lets you stream to Facebook groups and public pages. A “custom destination” is any streaming platform not included in the free plan, including custom RTMP streaming. Each paid subscription plan grants a different number of custom destinations.
🤩 No Restream branding
Our paid subscription plans allow you to turn off the Restream watermark on your stream. You can also add your own logos and watermarks, as well as custom background images and overlays. You can upload all your custom visual effects in Restream Studio and start streaming in just two clicks.
🔴 Stream recording
Wouldn’t it be great if you could save a recording of your live stream to use later? Restream lets you record and download your live streams to repurpose them. Download your video or audio files and transform them into amazing podcasts and other social media content!
🔊 Split-track recording
We’ve made our stream recording feature even more useful for content repurposing by adding a split-track recording feature. It allows you to separate audio tracks for each stream participant, making podcast production much easier.
🚀 Video storage
Restream allows you to upload and store pre-recorded videos when you subscribe to our Professional plan and above. Why upload videos to Restream? So you can schedule them to go live later! Depending on the plan you choose, you can store between 10 and 50 videos.
💽 Stream pre-recorded videos
Restream’s upload and stream feature allows you to schedule pre-recorded videos to go live on as many platforms as you like. You don’t even have to be near your computer — Restream will automatically broadcast your videos on your selected channels at your selected time. With Restream’s events feature, you can also share a link to your upcoming live stream on social media to promote it to your followers and subscribers.
🖥 Stream in Full HD
With one of our paid plans, you can offer your viewers exceptional streaming quality by using Full HD. Restream Studio supports Full HD streaming, but you do need a camera that records in HD as well. Streaming in HD or 1080p makes your stream look more professional and stand out from your competitors.
🕹 RTMP Pull links
RTMP Pull is a feature that lets you play one live stream inside another. You can pull your live video feed from Restream and insert it as a source in another streaming software, such as OBS Studio. Think of it as adding another webcam on your stream, but without the extra hardware. Why would you use RTMP Pull links? They’re essential for broadcasts of esports tournaments, for example, by providing real-time translations and commentary.
🔽 Stream on guests’ channels
With Restream’s pairs feature, you and your guest can stream the same video to both of your channels at the same time. Simply add their channel link to Restream Studio before you go live. Pairs is a paid feature, but it’s totally free for your guests to pair their channel with yours for your stream. If you combine pairs with Restream’s events feature, you can also have your guest create an event link for your stream to promote it in advance.
Pulling off a successful broadcast often takes more than one person. When you’re on camera, it’s good to have someone else off-screen to manage the live chat, launch pre-recorded videos or slides or change the music. With Restream teams, you and your teammates can join the same live stream in our Studio, without needing separate accounts. You can also assign roles and privileges to each team member, so there’s no confusion or mishaps when you’re live.
🔛 Stream on your website
Streaming live video on social media networks like Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn is a great way to connect with your audience, especially if you’re already active on those channels. But what if you could amplify your message further by hosting a live video on your own website? Restream’s website video player lets you embed a live stream on your home page, a landing page or any other page on your site.
✔️ Proxy streaming
Do you want to broadcast to streaming services outside your region? Then you need Restream proxy. If a certain streaming platform is blocked in your region, or if it's just too far away, Restream will help you get around these obstacles and reach the destination! This feature is especially useful if you’re planning to stream to different distant countries.
📼 Fail-safe stream backup
Thanks to the fail-safe stream backup feature, you can protect your live streams from any interruptions. The backup tool switches between your primary and secondary streams in case of any issues. This feature ensures an optimal viewer experience. We recommend that your streams don’t last more than 120 hours, however, due to technical limitations.
💪🏻 Premium support
We deeply care about our customers, so we constantly improve our products. But most importantly, we provide 24/7 support for our premium users. Premium support means your tickets are prioritized and you get replies as soon as possible.
Check out our pricing page to discover all our features and compare subscription plans.
At Restream, we want our streamers to have everything they need to produce professional, exceptional live content. Our free users have access to all the basic tools and features to reach this goal. The ability to multistream to as many platforms as you want — along with access to Restream Studio, analytics, chat, stream monitoring and many more tools — makes Restream a go-to streaming solution.
To help you truly maximize your audience reach and streaming performance, however, we offer many effective paid features, including:
- Custom destinations
- Real-time channel management
- Custom branding and visual elements
- Stream recording
- Split-track recording
- Streaming in Full HD
- Video storage
- Streaming pre-recorded videos
- RTMP Pull links
- Streaming on guest channels
- Streaming on your website
- Analytics export
- Live streaming with proxy
- Fail-safe stream backup
- Premium support
If you have any questions about Restream’s paid features or subscription plans, our friendly Support team is always available to help via 24/7 live chat.