Streamyard is a browser-based live streaming application that can also be used to record episodes for your podcast. I first got introduced to Streamyard by one of the founders, Geige Vandentop, in October of 2018. From the very first day I went live with it, I was hooked and by November of that year, I released my first Streamyard review and tutorial (scroll down to watch below).
The developers focus on these 3 pillars upon which Streamyard is built:
- Ease of Use
- Professional looking streams
For me, stability is by far my favorite pillar from this list!
Live Streaming Software Requirements
Over the years, I have developed my own personal list of requirements for live streaming software that I use and recommend. It takes a lot for me to endorse and put my stamp of approval on a live streaming platform or tool. For example, I certainly agree with the folks at Streamyard that “ease of use” is a huge consideration, but here are some of the other requirements from my list that are covered by Streamyard:
- Branded logos
- Video intros
- Video outros
- Pinned comments
ACCESS TO THESE LIVE PLATFORMS
- Instagram (whenever they release their official API)
Last but not least, one of the reasons I'm such a fan of Streamyard is the onboarding process for new users.
Although I use another software tool for most of my desktop live streams, called EcammLive, whenever I want to do an interview or panel discussion, Streamyard is my go-to platform and one that I highly recommend to my friends. To date, 179 people have signed up to use Streamyard through my referral link and thousands more have watched my videos tutorials and updates. This is my latest walk-through of the features, including multicasting. Watch Why Go Live With StreamYard for the latest!
Strong Community Ties
Since the release of Streamyard, Geige and his cofounder Dan Briggs have positioned themselves at the forefront of the live streaming community. One of the key factors contributing to their fast growth and platform adoption is their connection to the community of users. Much of this is facilitated in their Facebook group, the Facebook page, and of course they have a YouTube channel. But it's also the hands on, one-on-one outreach that makes them stand out above many of the competing browser-based live streaming tools.
The weekly Streamyard Town Halls are multi-streamed across all of the major platforms and it's a great opportunity for users and live streaming hopefuls to get their questions answered, to see what's coming next, and to share their success with using Streamyard.
Here's an earlier video when I introduced Streamyard on my YouTube channel. Watch this is you want to look back on how far the app has come while still maintaining those 3 pillars mentioned above.
Podcasters Can Benefit from Streamyard Too
Based on feedback from the community of users, Streamyard added another option that I think will appeal to many of my podcasting friends. Recording allows Podcasters and other users to use Streamyard to create videos or podcast episodes without even going live. The files can be downloaded as video or audio only (within 7 days) for users on the upgraded plans. See how this works in a short video from Geige.
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