Socio Streaming is a combination broadcasting studio and player that's easy to use, requires no downloads or outside software, and is fully customizable. Socio Streaming is an additional cost add-on feature, so reach out to your Socio contact for pricing.

Image of a computer and mobile device next to each other. A Socio event is open on both.

Benefits

Options, Options, Options!

Once you've purchased Socio Streaming credits for your event, you'll have access to two different studios to choose from β€” Socio Streaming by StreamYard, and Socio Streaming by Restream. This gives you the flexibility to choose the studio that best suits your event's needs. Both of these are very similar, but there are also some small differences. Keep reading to learn all about them!

Animated GIF of a user toggling between Views in StreamYard.

Full Branding

Not only is your stream completely white-labeled (with no outside logos included), but you can fully customize it with your own branding, including colors, logos, and overlays. This also means that there are plenty of opportunities to showcase sponsors β€” even with sponsor videos!

in Restream.

Connect with Your Audience

Engage with your audience in real time by displaying viewer comments on-screen, connecting with (and showcasing!) your audience in a new and exciting way. Bonus β€” they'll be that much more encouraged to chat. You can connect with even more people by adding Closed Caption support.

Animated GIF showing a user highlighting a Comment in StreamYard.

Simple & Reliable

Not super tech savvy? No problem. StreamYard and Restream are both crafted to enable anyone to create professional live streams. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to put on a high production value event - no AV team required!

Drive Actions

Adding a call-to-action or other important message is so simple, it can even be done on-the-fly based on what is occurring in the chat or the live stream. This enables you to encourage viewers to take the actions you want.

Animated GIF showing a user toggling a Caption in Reastream.

Share Pre-recorded Content

If you've got a pre-event hype video, a custom countdown, or a sponsor reel to play before your live stream, we've got you covered! Want to play a longer video for your audience? You can do that too.

No Downloads

You don’t need anything other than a computer with a mic and camera to get started. Anyone with the link can join your stream, and no login of any kind is required. πŸ™Œ Socio Streaming becomes your end-to-end product for your live stream.

Is Socio Streaming a good fit for my event? Should I use StreamYard or Restream?

Both Socio Streaming options are powerful tools for creating professional streams with ease. However, they may not be a good fit for every event. The one you choose may come down to pure preference. Here are a few considerations when deciding if Socio Streaming is right for you and determining which studio you want to use. πŸ‘‡

⭐️ Keep in mind, Socio Streaming credits can be used for Socio Streaming by StreamYard or Restream or the Socio RTMP player, so you can mix and match depending on your needs for each live stream!

Not Video Hosting Tools

Socio Streaming doesn't host videos. After the stream ends, you can download your recordings and then upload to another solution, like Vimeo, YouTube or Wistia.

Check with Your AV Team

If you have an AV company, let them know about Socio Streaming by StreamYard, Socio Streaming by Restream, and our RTMP Player so they can provide input on which solution is best for them and your event. Advanced broadcasting software may be needed for some events. Check out our Broadcast Software & Socio's RTMP Player article for some other broadcasting solutions that can be used with Socio's RTMP Player.

StreamYard vs Restream Features

Considerations

Socio Streaming by StreamYard

Socio Streaming by Restream

Browsers

Chrome, Firefox and Opera all work well. We recommend Chrome for the best experience.

Chrome and Firefox work well. We recommend Chrome for the best experience.

Speakers

12 people in the studio at a time, with a max of 10 people on-screen

10 people can be in the studio or On Air at a time

Video clips

Upload an unlimited number of Video Clips up to 10 minutes and no more than 200 MB each

Upload up to 10 Video Clips no more than 150 MB each

Share long video

Share a local video file up to 8 hours long

Share a local video file of up to 20 hours

Custom branding

Color, Logos, Overlays, Banners, Backgrounds, Video Clips

Color, Logos, Overlays, Banners (e.g. Captions), Backgrounds, Video Clips

Highlight Socio Chat

Yes

Yes

Screen share

Yes

Yes

Guest volume/mute control

Mute: Yes

Volume: Yes (Beta feature)

Yes

Kick/ban speakers

Yes

No

Guest network connection strength

No

Yes

Private speaker chat

Yes

Yes

Stream recording max length

Up to 8 hours

Up to 20 hours

Stream recording format

MP4 video + audio

MP4 video + audio OR M4A audio only

Stream recording available for

15 days

30 days

Ready to learn more? For an intro to StreamYard, check this out. For Restream, take a look at this.

Questions? Chat Us or Email [email protected]

Did this answer your question?