Restream is a freemium cloud multistreaming service, headquartered in Austin, Texas. It allows users to simultaneously stream video content to multiple platforms and social networks, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and LinkedIn. Restream don’t display your streams to an audience directly; instead, they send it off to your end-platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Facebook and, more (which we then is displayed to the audience through Glisser!). For best set up settings see here:  https://support.restream.io/en/articles/73108-best-settings

Setting up your Stream

  • Get started with Restream by setting up an account on Restream.io.
  • Once signed in, there will be a number of icons on the left hand side, click the icon ‘Destination’. button.

  • Here you’ll be able to select from a variety of platforms that may want to stream to, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitch etc. Click on the Orange icon ‘Add Channel’, and you’ll be directed to various streaming platforms. Note: if you are using YouTube you’ll need to ensure that your channel privacy is “Public” https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard.

  • Here you’ll be able to select the platform that you wish to stream to (Note: You can’t select multiple platforms in one go, you must repeat this process for each platform you wish to stream to).

  • Once you’ve selected the channel you wish to stream to e.g. YouTube, you’ll be required to sign into/ create your account. Restream will then request gain access, click ‘Allow’.
  • In your Restream account, select the ‘DASHBOARD’ icon and you’ll see the platforms that Restream is connected to. You can switch the toggles on for the platforms you wish to stream to.

  • Under your account ‘Settings’ (bottom left or your restream page) select the ‘WIDGET (BETA)’ tab.

  • Under ‘Embed URL for website’, highlight the code after ‘token=’ and before the “. Copy this to be pasted into your Glisser session.

  • Head over to your Glisser account and Edit the session you want your stream to be associated with. Under ‘Presentation Settings’ click the ‘Live Stream’ tab and select Restream as the stream source. Here you’ll embed the code copied from Restream. The box at the bottom will show the applications you are streaming to.

 

  • When you are ready to go live, being by presenting the session on Glisser first (press Present from Start). Your audience will just need to access the session URL to engage (something like glsr.live/yourcode).

  • Now head back over to Restream and select the ‘Live Studio’ icon from the tab to the left.

  • When you are ready to being, select the orange ‘Go Live’ button at the top right of your screen.

  • The live stream will appear on the screen alongside the presentation once your audience members have logged into the URL and you have began the stream. Note: it may take a few minutes for the stream to load for your audience, we recommend waiting at least 2 minutes and following up with a refresh.
  • To end the live stream, click the orange ‘Finish’ icon, and the Live stream to the selected streaming platforms will stop,

Related Guides and Resources

Streaming to YouTube

Glisser LIVE supports Public and Unlisted (not Private) live streams and videos hosted on YouTube.

Setting up a Hybrid Event with Glisser LIVE

With Glisser LIVE you can live stream your event whilst also making the most out of all the interactive features of the regular Glisser platform. It's perfect for adding onto your event (hybrid event), or alternatively as a web-only event. Contact us or speak to your Glisser sales representative about using Glisser LIVE at your next event.

Enable Your YouTube Account

In July 2018, YouTube changed the way in which users access being able to embed live streams hosted through their service. In order to place your YouTube live stream into the Glisser LIVE platform, you now need to take extra steps if you previously did not have a YouTube live streaming enabled account. Those that had enabled their YouTube account before July 2018 should not be affected.

Related FAQs

Can I use Glisser LIVE with the Event structure?

In July 2018, YouTube changed the way in which users access being able to embed live streams hosted through their service. In order to place your YouTube live stream into the Glisser LIVE platform, you now need to take extra steps if you previously did not have a YouTube live streaming enabled account. Those that had enabled their YouTube account before July 2018 should not be affected.

Is Glisser LIVE available to view on mobile and tablet?

In July 2018, YouTube changed the way in which users access being able to embed live streams hosted through their service. In order to place your YouTube live stream into the Glisser LIVE platform, you now need to take extra steps if you previously did not have a YouTube live streaming enabled account. Those that had enabled their YouTube account before July 2018 should not be affected.

Can I stream using Switcher Studio?

In July 2018, YouTube changed the way in which users access being able to embed live streams hosted through their service. In order to place your YouTube live stream into the Glisser LIVE platform, you now need to take extra steps if you previously did not have a YouTube live streaming enabled account. Those that had enabled their YouTube account before July 2018 should not be affected.

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