There are many crucial components to successful live streaming. One you cannot grow your audience or build a community without is consistency. Sure, the stream quality should be top-notch to compete with the ruthless competition out there. But without consistency, you can’t hope to progress as a streamer at all. At Restream, we want you to be a successful streamer, so we make tools to help you make it happen.
One of our tools, Restream Events, will help you guarantee the consistency your viewers crave. How? By letting you schedule pre-recorded videos to go live on multiple platforms simultaneously. With that kind of power, you’ll never miss another stream again. This guide takes you through how to use Restream Events to schedule live streams and the ways you can make the most of this tool.
What is Restream Events?
Restream Events is a simple yet powerful live streaming feature that allows you to schedule and broadcast your live streams or pre-recorded video content to multiple platforms at the same time. You can schedule an event or video to be simultaneously live streamed on, for example, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitch, LinkedIn, and Twitter. With Restream Events, you can be away from your computer and still live stream.
Restream Events allows you to enjoy your days off from streaming while still broadcasting your content all over the world. It also helps you notify your viewers about your upcoming live events.
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How does Restream Events work?
We’ve tried our best to make Restream Events as easy to use as possible so anyone can intuitively understand it. Let’s look at how to use it to schedule pre-recorded videos to go live.
Using Restream Events to schedule your pre-recorded videos:
- Edit and prepare a pre-recorded video you want to live stream. It could be any kind of video, from recorded live sessions or edited stream highlights to product ads.
- Sign up or log in to your Restream account.
- Click on the Video Storage button on the left side of your dashboard.
- Upload your pre-recorded video by clicking the blue Upload Video button in the top right corner.
- After the video uploads, click the Events button on the left sidebar.
- Click Schedule Live Event and then select Video File from the list of options.
- Select the video you just uploaded and choose the date and time when you want it to be streamed.
- Add a catchy title and description.
- Select the channels you wish to stream to.
That’s it! Your video is scheduled, and now you can be sure your pre-recorded video will be streamed on the date and at the time you selected.
👉 Read our support guide for more detailed instructions on how to schedule a pre-recorded video.
Important note: Broadcasting pre-recorded videos requires you to upgrade your Restream subscription plan to at least Professional.
Who can benefit from using Restream Events?
Whether you are a huge corporation or a solo streamer, we’ve designed Restream Events to help you share your live content with the world. Gamers, beauty vloggers, musicians, public speakers, talk show hosts, churches, production companies, charities — all types of streamers can take advantage of Restream Events. We’ve made a list of some of the most common use cases for Restream Events so you can see how to make the most of it.
🏝 Taking a day off
There are days when you simply cannot live stream. You’re not a machine, after all. Restream Events is the machine that will gladly do the job for you when you need it the most. Live streaming with Restream Events during your vacations and days off is the most reliable way to stay consistent.
🌎 Targeting different time zones
Restream Events allows you to target viewers depending on their time zones to make sure they are able to watch your streams. You can live stream at your local peak audience time and then upload the recorded version to Restream Events and live stream it later to cover other time zones.
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⏱ Organizing your streaming schedule
With Restream Events you can easily take breaks between your streams any time you want. However, to keep things comfortable, we recommend creating an organized schedule of your streaming time and mandatory breaks. This results in an ongoing, automated, and optimized flow of live content you and your audience will greatly benefit from.
📹 Creating flawless video content
Pre-recorded videos have one great advantage over live content. Thanks to the thorough production process, you can create perfect video content just the way you want it to be. You no longer have to stress over the flaws and mistakes that happen during traditional live sessions.
🤩 Keep in touch with your audience
Restream Events also helps you notify your viewers about your upcoming live events. You get a shareable link to your scheduled live stream, which you can post on all your social media accounts. You can keep your audience updated on your live streaming schedule so they can adjust their plans and show up to your broadcast.
Restream Studio + Restream Events
Did you know that you can use our browser-based live streaming studio Restream Studio to record videos? Simply activate record-only mode before entering the studio, and you can film your video without going live on any channels. Why would you want to do that? You can use all of Restream Studio’s awesome features, like playing local video files, adding custom graphics, sharing your screen, and much more, to create your video. When it’s done, you can export it, edit it, and then upload it to Restream Events for a live broadcast later on!
Restream also recently partnered with video editing and transcription service Descript. You can export any recording from Restream Video Storage to Descript, which allows you to create an editable transcription of your video, along with tons of other cool features.
So, you can use Restream Studio’s record-only mode to film your video, edit it, and get the transcription with Descript, then use Restream Events to schedule the video to go live. What could be easier?
We at Restream want streamers to have everything on hand. That’s why we’ve created amazing tools like Studio, Analytics, Chat, and Events. Each of them facilitates your live streams and helps you both minimize the amount of time you spend on streaming and maximize your audience reach.
Live streaming requires a lot of time and energy to achieve success. Restream Events can help you conserve some of those resources. This simple and effective tool allows you to upload your pre-recorded videos and multistream them later to any number of your favorite platforms, like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, at any time and date. With Restream Events, you can also schedule your upcoming live streams and notify your audiences across all platforms.
We believe anyone involved in live streaming can benefit from using Restream Events. Some of the most popular Restream Events use cases include:
- Live streaming during days off and vacations
- Targeting audiences across different time zones
- Organizing a robust streaming schedule
- Creating flawless video content
- Keeping in touch with your audience
To start using Restream Events, simply log in to your account and upload your first video. Don’t hesitate to ask for help in our 24/7 Live Chat if you have any questions.