Mobile live streaming is a great way for creators to go live whenever and wherever they want. Many live streaming platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram all offer live streaming features directly in their mobile apps. However, live streaming through native apps is limiting because you can only stream to that social platform.
The most important part of building your brand is getting your name, products, and content in front of as many members of your target audience as possible. This often means creating and nurturing an online presence on multiple platforms.
If you choose to go live through the native apps, you will end up having to choose one platform to stream live content and then post a copy of the session on every other platform. Or worse, repeat the same live session on several platforms.
Fortunately, 3rd party mobile applications like the Streamlabs Mobile App allow you to multistream your live stream to multiple social media destinations with just a few taps and is available for Streamlabs Prime members.
What is multistreaming?
Multistreaming is also known as simulcasting or restreaming. This is the process of streaming a single piece of live content to multiple platforms simultaneously. Utilizing web-based streaming software or hardware encoders allows users to stream a live feed to multiple destinations at the same time. For example, simultaneously stream live content to Facebook and YouTube.
How to multistream on mobile
Whether you are new to streaming or a seasoned pro, multistreaming on mobile is very simple to implement. In this section, we will walk you through how to live stream to multiple destinations from your phone using the Streamlabs Mobile App. Please note that the multistreaming feature is exclusive to Prime users.
Step 1: Open the app and log in with your credentials.
Step 2: Choose what you plan on using Streamlabs for. If you intend to live stream IRL, click ‘Stream yourself,’ click ‘go live,’ and you’re set! If you intend to live stream your gameplay or other content from your phone, click ‘Stream your games.’ Complete the following steps to ensure your phone can capture your screen.
Step 3: Customize your stream using the Editor Mode which allows you to add widgets, overlay themes, custom images and more. For an in-depth tutorial for using Editor Mode, check out this blog post.
Step 4: When you are ready to start broadcasting to Facebook, click on the Go Live button.
Step 5: Enable multistream and select the platforms you want to go live on.
Step 6: Finally, enter in a title and description of your stream. That’s it! You’re ready to stream.
Founded on the belief that we want to help creators make a living do what they love, Streamlabs provides a robust suite of features to help creators better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Building on this mission, Streamlabs is expanding its product with 1) Melon, our browser-based streaming studio, 2) Willow, an all-in-one bio link tool, 3) Oslo, a video review and collaboration tool, and 4) Lucra, a live streaming platform for ticketed events.