Live streaming on Facebook is a fantastic way to gain clients for your companies, bring a large amount of traffic to your website, or just make money. You can live stream via mobile or by using a camera and streaming software (also referred to as an encoder).
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Before You Begin
- Set up a Gaming Video Creator Page.
- Choose an Encoder and Streaming software.
You must create a Gaming Video Creator page on Facebook if you want to start broadcasting games. You will use this page to gather footage, host prior shows, and distribute relevant stuff to your audience, like a Dashboard on Twitch.
Steps To Set Up a Gaming Video Creator:
- Go to the Gaming Page Creator.
- Login or Sign up.
- Enter a name for your Page.
- Click Continue.
- Select and Upload a Profile Picture and Cover Photo or Skip.
- Select Send Notifications to alert others about your new Page, or Select Not Now to Skip.
How To Stream on Facebook
We are now ready to begin the procedures after creating a Gaming Video Creator page:
- Go to the Creator Portal.
- Then, click Create Live Stream.
- Select your Gaming Video Creator Page under Choose where to post your live broadcast.
- Select a Streaming Software and copy the Stream Key or Server URL. You need to paste this key into the Settings of your streaming software. Select Use a persistent stream key if you want your stream key to be permanent. Using persistent stream keys makes it so that your stream key stays in the software the next time you want to stream.
IMPORTANT: NEVER SHARE YOUR STREAM KEY. ANYONE WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR STREAM KEY WILL BE ABLE TO STREAM AS YOU AND MIGHT GET YOUR ACCOUNT BANNED
- Under Service, select Facebook Live.
- Now, go to your streaming software and click Start Streaming.
- Add a game tag and write a description for your followers.
- Click Go live to begin your stream.
You can also go live and manage your live streams directly from your Streamer Dashboard.
To access your Live Dashboard, follow these steps:
- Go to Creator Studio.
- Select Creative Tools > Live Dashboard.
You can access the Streamer Dashboard to change any settings about the stream.
How To Stream on Facebook From a Console
Facebook supports streaming from a computer, as well as from any gaming console that has an HDMI port. However, a Capture Card is required if you want to stream from a game console. A capture card is a device that converts game signals into digital data that can be used as a video or camera input.
If you are using an Xbox, you can use the Xbox Mixer to stream directly from your Xbox. You won’t need a capture card in this scenario.
Set up Gaming Console Streaming
- Hook up the Capture card to your computer.
- Install any relevant software.
- Connect an HDMI cord from the console to the capture card.
- Connect a second HDMI cord from the capture card to a monitor or TV. Most capture cards won’t interrupt your gameplay or cause lag.
- Next, follow the same steps as streaming from a PC.
- Pick a Capture Card as your source.
- Go live.
Live streaming on Facebook is cost-effective as it’s free and available to all users. All you need is a webcam or a smartphone. Through Facebook Live, you can create live questions and answers and get feedback from your viewers.
Users can contribute videos covering a wide range of themes, including original comedy, drama, and news programming, to Facebook Live. One of the reasons for Facebook Watch’s popularity is that viewers are given content based on algorithms that determine what they would like to watch.