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Stream to Social Media Platforms with the Broadcaster App
Stream to Social Media Platforms with the Broadcaster App

Learn how to simulcast to social media destinations using the Broadcaster app.

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Written by Josh Mathus
Updated over a week ago

With the Broadcaster app, you have the ability to not only stream to your website and BoxCast TV apps (Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV) but you can also stream to your social media with our integrations. Follow the steps below to learn how.

Link your integrations with your BoxCast account

You'll need to first link your account with BoxCast. We recommend setting up Twitter and YouTube inside the BoxCast Dashboard from a browser. If you want to stream to another RTMP destination, that has to be set up from a browser.

For Facebook, you'll need to set up that destination from the Broadcaster app.

Set your Destination in the Broadcaster app

Log in to the Broadcaster app and click the Schedule Broadcast button.

Fill out your broadcast information and select Destinations.

Choose where you'd like to send the stream from the options listed. You can also click on them individually to adjust privacy settings.

Once you're done, click the < arrow in the top-left corner.

If all your settings look correct, hit Create to begin streaming. We'll automatically send your broadcast to all the destinations you selected.

Common Questions

What's the best way to get audio into my iPhone or iPad?
This article explains how to bring mixer audio into the Broadcaster app. You can also check out this video on how to send audio from a mixer to your iPhone X.

What microphone do you recommend for broadcasting with my phone?

We recommend the Shure MV88+. We did a video review of this mic.

Does the Broadcaster app work on Android devices?
Not currently. We recommend an app called Larix to stream with Android.

Do I need to be on a BoxCast plan to use the Broadcaster app?

BoxCast offers a free 14-day trial you can begin here. After that, you'll need to be on a BoxCast plan.

What devices are supported by the Broadcaster app?

The Broadcaster app will work on any Apple devices with iOS 10 and later. iOS 11 is required for HEVC encoding. Below is a list of devices that'll work with HEVC encoding. You can also check out this article to see if your device is on there.

  • iPod Touch – 7th generation

  • iPhone – 7 or 7 Plus or later

  • iPad – 6th generation or later

  • iPad Air – 3rd generation

  • iPad mini – 5th generation

  • iPad Pro – 10.5 inch

  • iPad Pro – 11 inch

  • iPad Pro – 12.9 inch, 2nd generation or later

Can I watch a live stream with this app?

No. Broadcaster is for organizations that stream live events. If you're trying to watch an event streamed with BoxCast, contact the organizations for viewing information.

Do I need hardware (like a BoxCaster or a BoxCaster Pro) to use this app?
No. While BoxCast hardware is great in many workflows, it isn't required. The Broadcaster app uses your device and the BoxCast service to transcode and stream your broadcast.

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