April 10th, 2015

How to Record and Share Live Video Through Your iOS DeviceIf you’ve had an iPhone or iPad for any length of time you are likely attached to it as if it were a family member. It’s likely the first thing you check  in the morning and the last thing you gaze at before your head hits the pillow. iOS devices truly offer features that would have been unheard of just a few years ago.

One of the more popular features of iOS devices is the ability to take videos from anywhere. By combining the video capabilities of iOS devices with a live streaming provider like TikiLIVE you can easily record and share live video to the masses with ease.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to TikiLIVE and show you how our streaming service can help you share your video taken on your mobile device from anywhere in the world.

TikiLIVE Explained

TikiLIVE is a streaming provider that allows users located anywhere in the world to create and share live video across many devices. Unlike many of the free streaming providers, we’ve spent a significant number of years creating and testing the perfect CDN (content delivery network).

By having media servers located all across the world, your viewers are able to access your content with limited latency and buffering. As Internet users become more inpatient it’s more important than ever to ensure your content is not only easily found, but easily viewable without delays.

A few other TikiLIVE features that make our service extremely user friendly and popular include the following:

  • Monetization Options: TikiLIVE offers users several options in terms of monetizing their content. You can charge “admission” to view your live content or charge users to view a recording of your content. This allows you to make money during your live show as well as long after the original broadcast. TikiLIVE also offers several advertising options to further pad your wallet as your content becomes more popular.
  • Wholesale Premium Content: Through TikiLIVE you can offer premium HD TV content to your subscribers. Some of the most popular channels that your users can watch include BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNN, CNBC and more. By offering these premium networks to your users you’ll have them wanting to come back to your online offerings again and again.
  • Audio Content: While many think of TikiLIVE as only a video streaming service, we also offer a robust radio platform that allows you to stream HD audio to all sorts of devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and even TVs. Many of our users are using our radio platform to extend their reach and even grow their sponsorship dollars by offering scheduled commercial breaks to generate income.
  • Cloud Based Video Encoding: You no longer have to worry about the type of video format that is required for streaming. With TikiLIVE’s Monster Encoder, you can upload almost any type of file format and have it instantly encoded for playback on iOS, Android and other devices.
  • Mobile Viewing: Not only can you easily broadcast live video with your iOS device, but your encoded videos can easily be viewed across all types of mobile devices with TikiLIVE. Through the latest HTML5 technology your users will be able to view your content from smartphones, tablets, set top boxes and even televisions.
  • Set Top Boxes: If you thought it would be impossible for your video content to be featured alongside big streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu Plus, you were mistaken. With TikiLIVE you can stream your content to set top boxes from manufacturers like Roku to ensure that your content is reaching as many people as possible, even those that would prefer to watch your content from the comfort of their homes.

How to Record and Share Live Video Through Your iOS Device

Now that you understand the large number of features that TikiLIVE affords you, it’s time to get to recording your live content. Do you have a story that you’re excited to share or maybe a cause that you feel is not being adequately represented through traditional media? If so, TikiLIVE allows you to easily record and share your live video through your iOS device. Use the steps below to stream your content in just a matter of minutes.

  • Signup for a TikiLIVE Account: The first step towards streaming content from your mobile device is to signup with an account from TikiLIVE. Sign up now!
  • Install iOS App for Streaming: Now that you’ve signed up for a TikiLIVE account, you’ll need to download an app called “Streaming Platform Mobile Broadcaster” from the Apple App Store. Once this app has been installed you can begin live streaming content to your TikiLIVE channel.
  • Adjust Your Streaming Settings: The only settings that you will need to configure in the iOS app are the streaming settings. Should you have questions about these settings, you can find answers in the Broadcast Options section of your TikiLIVE Streaming Platform Dashboard.
  • Enter the RTMP server address of your TikiLIVE channel
  • Enter the RTMP server name
  • Change the Publish Status to “Live”
  • Set the Bandwidth status to “0” so that it will be unlimited.Have Fun! Now that setup is complete you can begin streaming live content to your TikiLIVE channel.

Signing Up is Fast and Easy

If you haven’t signed up for a TikiLIVE account yet, sign up now or contact us with any questions you have about the process.

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