Facebook Livestream Simulcast

Simulcast your livestream event to your Facebook page with a few simple steps.

You should have already set up your livestream event. For help, see Setup Your Livestream Event.

In the Business Portal

  1. Navigate to the Firework Business Portal.
  2. Under the Channels header in the navigation menu on the left side of the page, click on the channel on which your livestream event is scheduled.
  3. Click on the livestream event.
  4. On the livestream event page, click the Multistream tab.
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  5. Click on the Facebook icon.
    • Here is where you’ll enter your Server URL and Stream key found on Facebook.
    FB Simulcast
    FB Stream Key and URL

On Facebook

  1. Navigate to your Facebook page in another window or tab.
  2. Click Live Video under the status box.
    FB Go Live
  3. Click Select under Create live video event.
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  4. In the Create event pane on the left side of the page:
    • Enter the Event name in the respective field.
    • Select the Start Date and Start Time for your event.
    • Update your Privacy settings.
    • Enter your Description in the respective field.

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  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Personalize pane on the left side of the page:
    • Click Settings | Stream.
    • Next to Allow encoder to end stream, toggle the button Off.
      • By leaving this toggled on, your Facebook livestream could automatically end if there’s any latency or internet connection issues.
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  7. Click Create event.
  8. Click Set up live video in the pop-up screen.
    Set Up Live Video
  9. In the Create live video pane on the left side of the page, toggle the Go live automatically at scheduled start time button to Off. Once you go live in the Firework Camera App, your Facebook event will also be triggered.
    Go Live Automatically
  10. In the center pane, click Streaming software under Select a video source and select Advanced Settings.
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  11. Copy the Stream key and Server URL and paste them into their respective fields on the Facebook Multistream page in the Firework Business Portal.
    Stream Keys and URL
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  12. Click Create.

Once you’ve started your livestream event in the Firework Camera App, navigate back to your event page on Facebook and click Go Live Now in the Create live video pane on the bottom-left of the page.

For more help with preparing for your livestream event, see our help article here.