This is a great question that became more relevant with the advent of Facebook Live. Why pay for something that you can get for free? Here are some reasons why we believe there is value in partnering with us as your live streaming provider:
1) Free platforms can remove your stream if copyrighted audio is detected. This is true regardless if you have the rights to stream that content. And what if they decide to shut you down during a live stream broadcast? This is probably the biggest burden when dealing with free streaming platforms.
2) Streaming simultaneously to multiple destinations rather than a single destination expands your broadcast reach to a wider audience. Think of us as your distribution hub that sends both live stream and recorded broadcasts to your website, mobile app, Facebook, YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, and more! Check out this article for a full list of the available destinations.
3) Restreaming to destinations like Facebook or YouTube from our platform gives you access to the many features we have to offer around live and video-on-demand content. This includes features like adding an offline video loop to your live stream or streaming a pre-recorded broadcast as if it were live. See our full feature list here.
4) Customer support with free platforms typically looks like community forums. That might work fine if you're troubleshooting a minor setup issue that's not time sensitive. But what happens if your live stream goes down? Or your video and audio are out of sync? Troubleshooting where the problem lies needs an expert QUICK. We offer support hours 7 days a week, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Also you can take advantage of a free demo/consult to get you started with live streaming on our platform.