BoxCast allows you to create a reusable output that can send to any RTMP destination. These RTMP destinations are reusable, so as long as you input a persistent or static RTMP address and stream key, you can use them over and over again.
Please note that while you can stream via RTMP to popular destinations like Facebook and YouTube, BoxCast has built in integrations that provide an easier setup. We have support articles for Facebook, YouTube, and X (Twitter) that can help.
How to find your RTMP address and stream key
In order to set up an RTMP destination from BoxCast, you'll need an RTMP url (this can be called many things, sometimes it's called a server URL or simply an address) and a stream key (also sometimes called a stream name) from the service that you're sending your stream to. They can be located in various places depending on the service. Here are a few examples to help.
The Stream Key and URL are in different locations on Twitch. Learn more about streaming to Twitch.
Creator Studio > Live Streaming > Stream Now
Live Video > Choose where to post > Go live
Make sure you click on "Use a persistent Stream Key" to get a multi-use RTMP key from Facebook.
You'll need a professional account to stream to Instagram, and it has a few quirks that would be helpful to know about. Read our in-depth article here.
AWS Media Services
BoxCast is an approved partner of AWS Media Services. You are able to stream to AWS using BoxCast.
See these instructions on how to set it up.
How to create and save an RTMP Destination
In the BoxCast Dashboard, go to the Settings page, followed by choosing Integrations, and then click the +Add Integration button.
Click on RTMP Destination.
Provide the RTMP destination a name (only you will see this), followed by inserting the Server URL (this is the RTMP URL) and Stream Key (provided by whichever platform above, e.g. Facebook), and then click Save Changes when done.
Note: Unlike streaming with the Facebook, YouTube or X (Twitter) integrations, Other RTMP destinations cannot pass broadcast info like name, description. Depending on which platform sending RTMP to, the simulcast may not start automatically, rather you may need to go to that destination and schedule a broadcast with the proper information.
If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org