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How to Use Facebook Watch Party to Share a Live or Recorded Video

by Anna Hochberger

Facebook Watch Parties let people watch the same videos — live or prerecorded — simultaneously, creating a coviewing experience. Here's how (and why!) to start a Watch Party.


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How to Monetize Live Video Successfully

by Amir Shahzeidi

We're covering five ways to monetize your live videos — from affiliate links and merch to launching your own streaming platform. Plus, we'll cover what to look for in a platform.


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Louisville Nonprofits, Small Businesses Get Switcher Free for 3 Months

by Kate Brannen Smith

To help those in our hometown stay connected from a distance, we’re giving three free months of our livestreaming software, Switcher Studio, to select metro Louisville area nonprofits, news organizations, and small businesses.


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This Musician Is Still Performing During COVID-19 Thanks to Live Video

by Vince Alten

Air Force veteran turned singer-songwriter Vince Alten relies on live performances to make a living, which is why he's turned to livestreaming in the days of social distancing.


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New in Switcher 4.4 — Smoother Livestreams, Platform Perks

by Kate Brannen Smith

This week we’re gradually rolling out our latest update, which features way smoother video, faster ways to navigate the app and link accounts, plus specific platform perks for Twitch, Facebook, and LinkedIn Live.


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How Switcher Is Increasing Livestreaming Access in Light of COVID-19

by Kate Brannen Smith

We’re adding some perks to our Essentials, Standard, and Plus plans to help support the social distancing efforts being made to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes will help you stay connected online and reach more people through livestreaming.


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How to Get More Engagement with Your Church Livestreams

by Angela Nicole Holbrook

If you're livestreaming your church services, check out these tips on writing compelling titles, prepping graphics and CTAs, and encouraging viewers to engage.


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How to Make a Media Kit: Monetizing Your Live Videos

by Kate Brannen Smith

Media kits help you monetize your livestreamed content by presenting potential business partners and sponsors with all the pertinent information about your brand, your channels, your reach, and the cost to partner with you.


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How to Livestream a Local Government Meeting

by Angela Nicole Holbrook

Livestreaming your local government meetings ensures everyone in the community can tune in. Learn where to stream, what to consider, and how to promote your stream to community members.


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How to Livestream When Wi-Fi Is Spotty (or in the Middle of Nowhere)

by Dan Petrik

Nobody likes a buffering video or a slow network. Learn how to match your livestream quality with your upload speed — and how and when to bring your own internet to a stream.


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