Restream

Restream is a cloud multistreaming service, headquartered in Austin, Texas, United States. It allows users to simultaneously stream video content to multiple platforms and social networks, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and LinkedIn.[1][2]

Restream
TypePrivate company
IndustryTechnology
FoundedNovember 2014; 6 years ago (2014-11)
HeadquartersAustin, ,
United States
Key people
Andrey Surzhynskyi (CTO)

Alexander Khuda (CEO)

Alexander Bychok (Product Manager)
ServicesMultistreaming
Websiterestream.io

Because Restream is a cloud service, it is available for all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

HistoryEdit

Restream is a Ukrainian-American startup, founded in 2014 by Alexander Khuda and Andrew Surzhynskyi, with Khuda serving as CEO.[3] A bootstrapped startup in its beginning, as of 2019 Restream is in the seed stage, having raised over $3.3 million in seed money from investors including the Korean venture capital firm Kakao Ventures and the Austin-based Silverton Partners.

Restream has partnered up with the esports organization G2 Esports, the interactive smartphone camera pod Pivo, AMD for the Radeon ReLive integration.[4]

In September 2016, Restream started supporting live streaming to VK. Restream announced it a day after the social network launched its live-streaming program. Later, Restream partnered with Elgato Gaming to enable live streaming from gaming consoles. It also released its API to developers and announced support for Periscope.

In 2017, Restream introduced a Professional type of account, which adds three extra custom destinations, 3 RTMP pull links, and removes Restream's branding from the stream. Also in 2017, Restream announced support for AfreecaTV, Bilibili, YouNow, Smashcast, Picarto.TV, and partnerships with XSplit and vMix.

In 2018, Restream reached one million streamers. In September, the platform announced support for Facebook API, allowing Facebook users to live stream to the social network with Restream's service.

In January 2019, support for DLive was announced. In February, Restream revealed a partnership with LinkedIn for its video broadcasting service LinkedIn Live.[5] Later that year was added support for Mixer FTL, Facebook Gaming, and allowed free accounts to stream to Facebook Live.

In 2020 LinkedIn released the LinkedIn Virtual Events feature with Restream as a broadcasting partner.[6][7] Later that year Restream announced partnership with Typeform.[8] Support for Daily Motion, Trovo, Mixloud and Nanolive also announced. [9]

In 2021, support for Descript was launched.[10] Later that year, Restream releases an album of copyright free background musics that can be used for Restream users

MultistreamingEdit

Restream's core service, cloud-based multistreaming, allows content creators to stream the video they capture, live, to different video sites. Because the streaming occurs via the company's cloud servers, there are no additional CPU or bandwidth requirements content creators must meet.[11]

The service is integrated with 35 streaming platforms from the US, the UK, Russia, China, India, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.[12] Restream also enables broadcasters to stream any unsupported RTMP enabled platform. This ability is, however, part of their paid plans.[13][14]

FeaturesEdit

Restream StudioEdit

Restream Studio is a tool that allows content creators to broadcast live videos to multiple streaming platforms. It works directly from the browser without any third-party apps and supports guests and co-hosts. Launched in April 2020.[15][16][17]

ChatEdit

The app allows users to have the chats from all their platforms available in one place.[18] Broadcasters can read and reply to messages, use a relay bot to enable cross-platform communication between different audiences, and easily integrate their messages with their video stream.[19]

It's available via browser or as a standalone app for Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

EventsEdit

The Events is a tool that allows users to upload videos of a limited time (this can be upgraded) to the Restream Server. This will stream the video at a selected time and date to the platforms user has added. Launched in November 2017 as Scheduler but later renamed as Events.[20]

AnalyticsEdit

It's a part of the multistreaming service that integrates with the Chat. Analytics offers Restream users’ insight into their audience metrics (data on the reach, watch time, activity, interaction spikes etc.) The Analytics also shows streamers the most used words and emojis across chatrooms.[21]

WidgetEdit

The Widget allows users to embed their live stream on their own website and provide links to other platforms. It was launched in October 2019.

ChatEdit

Add Chat room features that can be used on all connected platforms. Chat offers Restream user's a solution to create one chat room that will aggregate all chat from various connected social platforms on Restream.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hey Kids, Restream Lets You Stream Your Gaming Sessions To Multiple Video Sites at Once". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Restream.io – Stream to Twitch, Facebook and Mixer at the same time". Streamers Guides. July 19, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hey Kids, Restream Lets You Stream Your Gaming Sessions To Multiple Video Sites at Once". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "AMD Launches Radeon Adrenaline 2019 Drivers – ExtremeTech". extremetech.com. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Cohen|May 12, David; 2020. "LinkedIn Unveils a Virtual Events Solution for Pages". www.adweek.com. Retrieved May 26, 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Typeform + Restream". try.typeform.com. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Restream Product Updates 2020". Restream. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  10. ^ "Restream – A Helpful Tool for YouTubers and Live Streamers". AFK Streaming. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  11. ^ "Restream.io – gleichzeitig Streamen auf Twitch, Hitbox und co". Lets-Plays.de (in German). February 6, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Hey Kids, Restream Lets You Stream Your Gaming Sessions To Multiple Video Sites at Once". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Halios00 (May 20, 2016). "Restream.io – Multi-Streaming Within Your Grasp!". StreamerSquare. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Hey Kids, Restream Lets You Stream Your Gaming Sessions To Multiple Video Sites at Once". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  15. ^ junkie, Post Author: Kelroy Kelroy is an internet; Advocate, Technology; Gamer, Avid; ramblings, Jamaican Blogger who envisioned Geezam com as a Caribbean based technology blog offering a more global view of technology topics Follow his tech related (March 14, 2019). "RESTREAM.IO launches "Go Live" multi-stream feature". Geezam.com. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Restream Studio – Your New Live Streaming Companion". Multistreaming Tips, Guides, and Updates – Restream Blog. April 14, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "Live Video Tool Showcase: Restream". Seriously Social with Ian Anderson Gray. April 24, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Brouwer, Bree. "Restream.io Enables Video Game Live Streamers To Broadcast To Multiple Sites at Once". Forbes. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "Restream Chat – Cross-Platform Chat & Communication". restream.io. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  20. ^ "Restream Events: Everything you need to know". Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  21. ^ "Analyze Your Streams Performance with Restream". restream.io. Retrieved December 16, 2019.