With the rise in online content consumption during the last few months came an increased demand for it. And with live streaming especially gaining prominence, it came as no surprise that many users and businesses alike have been turning to this type of digital content.
Some have been using the live streaming technology for their business needs, such as streaming live events, communicating with their customers, or raising brand awareness. In contrast, others have turned to live streaming for leisure — as a way of escaping from their everyday hardships.
In either case, it is undeniable that setting up a live stream is now easier than ever, and anyone can do it. If you’re curious to learn how to live stream video content, you can check out our quick 5-step guide here.
But once you’ve prepared all the necessary equipment, chosen an appropriate streaming format, picked the best video hosting and streaming platform, put together a script, and promoted your stream, you’re almost set. The only thing that’s left for you to do is to embed streaming videos on your website!
And that’s what we’re here to teach you today. Here’s what we’ll cover!
Without further delay, let’s commence.
Before we get to the nitty-gritty, you ought to first understand what it means to embed a video.
When you embed a video, you add a video player to your website by utilizing an online video platform. Many such platforms allow you to do that seamlessly, often by merely copy-pasting a link. Most commonly, professional video hosting platforms will provide you with the said link after a few simple configuration steps. The same thing applies to live streams.
Overall, as long as your website is compatible with live streaming, you will have no issues embedding your stream.
In essence, embedding works by pasting an embed code to your website. That’s the most straightforward way to set up a live stream on your site.
Most hosting platforms will generate a code in either JS or iFrame, so your option of choice will depend entirely on the site you’re going to be uploading it to.
All you’ll have to do is paste the code in the predetermined field on your website building platform or an appropriate place in its code.
There are multiple reasons you should choose to embed the videos and live streams rather than upload them directly to your site. Here are some of the most obvious ones:
Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s move on to the main course!
The best part about video embedding is that you require no coding knowledge to do it! As we’ve already mentioned, there are two primary things you have to do to successfully embed a live stream on your website — obtain an embed code and copy/paste it in an appropriate place.
Now, as there’s an abundance of website building tools and platforms out there, this process can vary. However, it is always typically quite straightforward. That’s why we’re going to guide you through the process of embedding videos and live streams on some of the most popular online website builders out there.
On this website building platform, embedding a live stream is incredibly straightforward. Just grab you embed code and follow these steps:
Voila! You’ve successfully embedded your live stream. And if you’re having any trouble making your stream work, Yola’s customer support is well-known for its efficiency and availability, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you need further assistance.
If you’ve ever watched a video on YouTube, you must have seen an ad for this website building platform! With it being so popular, we’d be remiss not to provide a video embedding guide for it as well. Since this platform nourishes a DIY approach to website building, there are but a few simple steps you have to take to embed a live stream video:
Don’t forget to double-check your site’s preview to make sure everything’s in order.
How could we not include one of the most famous content management systems out there! After all, WordPress holds around 60% of the CMS market. As you could have probably guessed, WordPress also offers a user-friendly embedding process. It goes as follows:
That’s about it. Do know that WordPress also features tens of thousands of different plugins, some of which may help streamline your video embedding process even more!
Last but not least, it’s time to guide you through the embedding process on Google’s site building tool. Google Sites might not be as popular or widely-used as some of the previous tools we’ve mentioned, but it’s especially suitable when working on a website with your teammates. Here’s what you have to do to embed live streaming videos using Google Sites:
Now you’ve got your stream successfully embedded to your website!
If you haven’t yet decided which streaming solution to go with, we at Brid.TV can offer you a fully customizable white-label video hosting and streaming platform, which includes mobile streaming compatibility. And even if you’re a business looking to monetize their streaming content, a part of our services also includes a video content monetization solution.
So if you fancy what we offer and would like to give our video player a try, why not sign up for our 1-month free trial and see if you like it? In case you do, let us quickly guide you through the process of generating an embed code at Brid.TV.
Here’s what you have to do:
If you want a more in-depth guide on how to set up your Brid.TV stream, check out this link.
Now that you have read our guide on how to live stream video content and this one, you’re fully equipped to set off on your live streaming journey. It’s finally time you share your content with the world. So check your internet connection and get right to it!
Best of luck to you!