Use Playback’s simulcast feature to simultaneously stream to multiple platforms. Produce your stream on Playback and publish it live to other channels.

How does simulcast work on Playback?

Playback uses RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) to broadcast live Playback streams to other platforms. RTMP is a standard protocol supported by many applications, including popular live streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Twitter.

How do I start a simulcast?

While you are preparing to go live on Playback, you can set up one or more simulcast destinations. You can also start a simulcast after you are live on Playback by opening the simulcast destination list for your event.

For each destination you would like to simulcast your Playback stream to, you will need to enter:

  • RTMP URL: This helps Playback identify which server to broadcast your stream to (e.g. for YouTube you can use rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2)

  • Stream key: This is your personal private code that allows Playback to connect to the third party platform on your specific channel

Each platform will provide a RTMP URL and stream key for you to use. Here are a few examples:

You can stop simulcasting by removing the destination from your Playback event or by ending your Playback event.

Will my simulcasted stream include NBA broadcasts?

No. If you are simulcasting a stream that features and NBA game, Playback will use the Gamecast template to show the score and game clock without the broadcast of the game.

Are RTMPS URLs supported?

Yes, Playback supports RTMPS. For added security, some platforms give you the option of encrypting your stream using a RTMPS URL.

Use Playback’s simulcast feature to simultaneously stream to multiple platforms. Produce your stream on Playback and publish it live to other channels.

How does simulcast work on Playback?

Playback uses RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) to broadcast live Playback streams to other platforms. RTMP is a standard protocol supported by many applications, including popular live streaming platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Twitter.

How do I start a simulcast?

While you are preparing to go live on Playback, you can set up one or more simulcast destinations. You can also start a simulcast after you are live on Playback by opening the simulcast destination list for your event.

For each destination you would like to simulcast your Playback stream to, you will need to enter:

  • RTMP URL: This helps Playback identify which server to broadcast your stream to (e.g. for YouTube you can use rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2)

  • Stream key: This is your personal private code that allows Playback to connect to the third party platform on your specific channel

Each platform will provide a RTMP URL and stream key for you to use. Here are a few examples:

You can stop simulcasting by removing the destination from your Playback event or by ending your Playback event.

Will my simulcasted stream include NBA broadcasts?

No. If you are simulcasting a stream that features and NBA game, Playback will use the Gamecast template to show the score and game clock without the broadcast of the game.

Are RTMPS URLs supported?

Yes, Playback supports RTMPS. For added security, some platforms give you the option of encrypting your stream using a RTMPS URL.

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