A Practical Guide on How to Live Stream Worship Services
If you’re unable to attend in person, chances are your place of worship might live stream the service over the Internet. If they’re not, you should certainly speak to them about this. After all – the audio and sometimes the video setup is already there. All they need is to send that over the Internet.
In this article we won’t go into details about any specific equipment for audio or video. But we will remind you that a good Internet connection is a must for any event that is broadcast online, including faith related events. And since keeping faith is important to so many of us, what we don’t want to occur is your feed to freeze during your moment of need.
So – how can you easily live stream worship services without running into stuttering, buffering or even disconnects? Here’s what you can read about below.
Why Are There Issues when Live Streaming Worship Services?
You might have the best of the best when it comes to audio / video equipment for streaming. And the software to go with that – multiple cameras, effects, etc. Congratulations – you’ll be able to create great videos to be distributed on DVDs, Blu-ray discs or other offline media. If you want to step up and live stream worship services, it’s a whole other story.
The thing you need most is a reliable and fast Internet connection. Whether you’re using a tripod with an GoPro or a smartphone mounted on it to overlook the altar, or a professional video system with several cameras – the quality of the live stream all boils down to the quality of your Internet connectivity.
So – assuming you’ve got the equipment – how do you get the Internet to go with that?
Important Tip to Live Stream Worship Services: Use Two or More Connections at Once
As most of us know, having an Internet connection does not mean we always have trouble-free access to the Internet. Disruptive things can happen:
- Your ISP may be having issues with their infrastructure
- There might be an issue with your local equipment – modem / router
- The overall Internet speed might be lower due to increased traffic from all the people staying at home
One solution that comes naturally to mind is having a backup connection. Which is better than nothing. But think about this: what if the issues happen during a live streaming session? How long does it take for your camera / phone / computer to switch from one connection to the other? How will that affect your transmission? Will you get dropped from the streaming servers for inactivity?
There’s a simple answer to all of this when live streaming worship services: using all the connections (at least two) simultaneously! That is called channel bonding and it’s something that the Speedify app for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux can do.
Speedify Provides the Fast and Reliable Internet Needed to Live Stream Your Worship Service
As a fast bonding VPN, Speedify acts like a power-up for the device you’re using to live stream faith related events. Instead of only using a single Internet connection at a time, Speedify allows your device to use multiple connections simultaneously. You’ll get more bandwidth and more stable live streams.
That means that if you’re using a smartphone, you can combine the existing WiFi with your cellular connection. And if you’re using a computer or a live streaming camera linked through a computer, you can toss in all available connections: Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, cellular, etc.
Speedify constantly monitors the quality of your Internet connections. If the Wi-Fi becomes unreliable, for example, it’ll automatically reroute data through other working connections until Wi-Fi is available again.
Moreover, we added a brand new Streaming Mode. It automatically identifies audio and video streams, and provides quality of service (QoS) by prioritizing streams over other traffic. Web browsing and software updates can’t mess up your calls and live streams.
But don’t just take my word for it, try Speedify for free when live streaming worship services! Get it here!