Sometimes an article or slideshow just won't cut it. Live streaming is one solution to cover news and sports that gives your viewers a more familiar, easy-to-digest representation of what you have to say. Currently there aren't a ton of free options out there, but we've tested a few and have listed them below. Give each a shot and find the one that works for you!
- YouTube Live Stream and Event Schedule is a trusted way to broadcast your events. It does take some setup and some savvy, so if you're committed and have some time, it's a great option. You'll first need a YouTube channel. Once you've setup your channel it'll need to be verified. Then, enable live streaming from Creator Studio tools --> Live Streaming. Once enabled, you have two options to start live streaming on YouTube. The most straightforward method is to just copy and paste the embed code like you would a normal YouTube video.
- YouTube has an easy, instant way to start streaming now. Start sending content - they'll automatically start and stop the stream for you. This is the embed code method.
- You can also schedule a live event. Preview before going live, change privacy settings, setup a backup for redundancy and manually start & stop. Here's the YouTube Live Streaming setup page where you can follow all the steps along the right to set up your options.
- The Cube (formerly SchoolCube) makes it super easy to record events LIVE to the cloud and share instantly, especially by using their app where all you need to do is Tap, Stream and Share. The first step in setup is registering your account, which you can do by installing the app on your iPhone or Android device. You can also click here to register through their main site. Once registered you get access to more features and a personalized experience of events that matter to you. Once you've registered and installed the app you can begin to record your events or stories. Each video will be shareable and you'll want to look for the embed code, which you can then place on your site just like any other embed. Here's their help site and FAQ.