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LIVE overview of StreamSpot's Chromecast Integration

Posted by Brian Duerring on Apr 13, 2016 11:57:04 AM

Join us April 14th @ 1pm eastern for a LIVE overview of StreamSpot's Chromecast Integration.  We will stream the demonstration LIVE to the player below and to our Facebook Page.  Learn how easy it is to cast both live & on-demand broadcasts to an HDTV using StreamSpot's direct integration.

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Topics: New Integration Available

Instant Chromecast Integration Now Live

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Mar 2, 2016 4:30:00 PM

We've recently released our instant Chromecast integration for all! Previously, this feature was available to customers who participated in our beta program. After kicking the tires and making adjustments based on customer feedback, we're happy to announce that this functionality is now available to all StreamSpot customers. Now, their viewers can watch live-streamed and on-demand broadcasts through their Google Chromecast device.

Read on to learn the popularity of Google Chromecast device sales, and how easy it is for our customers to make this feature available to their viewing audience.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, New Integration Available

URJ Announces Lifetime Streaming Discount to Members

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Feb 2, 2016 5:09:14 PM

We're pleased to share that the Union for Reform Judaism announced a generous gift of a lifetime 25% discount for StreamSpot streaming plans to all 900 member congregations in North America. This announcement arrives near the first anniversary of the partnership between StreamSpot and the URJ. The partnership previously honored a comparable discount, although prior terms were limited to a synagogue's first twelve months of service. 

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Topics: Faith-Based Streaming, Synagogue Streaming, Union for Reform Judaism

3 Ways We're Celebrating the Official Release of the New StreamSpot Player

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Jan 15, 2016 5:10:58 PM

IT'S OFFICIAL!

Thanks to our wonderful group of customers who participated in its beta and the diligent efforts of our engineering team, we're happy and proud to announce the official release of the new StreamSpot video player and more.

Based on the latest Flowplayer technology, the new StreamSpot video player allows each customer to customize their player in appearance and features. Our customers can utilize their branding, and can focus on providing the experience they want for their viewers.  Besides being adaptive and responsive, the new streaming video player will provide a viewing experience that is consistent across any device. Moving beyond our Roku integration, the new players make integrating into popular devices like Google Chromecast seamless. 

The new player has been through rigorous beta testing thanks to our customers. Our streaming experts on staff have also been kicking the tires in the effort to release the best product.

Read on to learn how we're celebrating and passing the fun to our customers...

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, Official StreamSpot Release

Simulated-live streaming - how it benefits broadcasters

Posted by Brian Duerring on Jan 7, 2016 11:29:06 AM

INTRODUCING SIMULATED-LIVE BROADCASTS

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

Bit Rates and Live Streaming: What is the connection? How to choose?

Posted by Taron Foxworth on Dec 22, 2015 6:35:37 PM

Our Director of Technology, Taron Foxworth, is kicking off a new blog series on streaming basics geared towards broadcasters. This blog post focuses on the definition and impact of bit rates on live streaming.

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Topics: Live Streaming Overview, streaming basics

Connecting with Millennials (and More Members of Your Congregation) Has Never Been Easier

Posted by Mariah Fambro on Dec 14, 2015 3:38:51 PM

Are you having trouble connecting to the millennials in your congregation? Well, in consideration of that question, do you have concerns about members who are far away, on vacation, or are ill?

One way to connect and maintain relationships with all of these groups of people is through live and on-demand streaming! 

Millennials and streaming

One of the benefits of setting up your house of worship for the live and on-demand streaming of your services and events is the convenience of essentially allowing people to be in two places at once.

This is quite ideal for millennials. Millennials are those born in early '80s to the early 2000s; they often are referred to the "Generation Me" demographic. They also are more likely to own a cellphone as their only phone, and mobile is the technology closest to their hearts. Live streaming using resources such as StreamSpot allows those who always have their mobile devices on them to catch your service wherever and whenever they want.

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Topics: Faith-Based Streaming, Church Live Streaming

Introductions All Around - Meet StreamSpot's Director of Technology and our New StreamSpot player

Posted by Taron Foxworth on Nov 24, 2015 4:51:58 PM

My name is Taron Foxworth. I am the new Director of Technology at StreamSpot. I joined this team to build awesome products. It’s my goal to make sure that we innovate and create new ideas that bring value to our customers and viewers. From my first day at StreamSpot, I've been working towards the release of our updated StreamSpot player. We recently released the player BETA, and I am so excited to tell you about it.

Technology moves faster today than ever. People can have a presence at an event without physically being there. Here at StreamSpot, we are dedicated to making that experience as simple as possible, for both customers and their viewers.  Let me provide a high level view of our re-engineered video player. 

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features

Switcher Studio Integration Now Available

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Nov 6, 2015 4:56:14 PM

We're teaming up with the makers of Switcher Studio to offer integration options with your StreamSpot account. Switcher Studio is a mobile video app that allows users to sync up to four iPhones and iPads to record and live stream video. Insert photos and graphic overlays, manage multi-view effects, and more to make your mobile broadcast look professional and great.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, Switcher Studio

Fast and Easy Ways to Connect to Your Congregation through Social Media

Posted by Mariah Fambro on Oct 30, 2015 12:07:26 PM

Here at StreamSpot, we know that there are always many beneficial ways to relay information to your congregation, like live and on-demand streaming. As a new part of the StreamSpot team, I'd like to share some social media tips and strategies with you. This post be a little more geared toward tech savvy users, but it’s good and easy advice for everyone to use to stay connected with your congregation outside of the regular days of worship.

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Topics: Faith-Based Streaming, Church Live Streaming, social media for churches

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