Facebook Live Streaming With Wowza ClearCaster

September 13, 2017 by


The Wowza ClearCaster™ device is our easy-to-use Facebook-dedicated encoding and delivery solution. Discover how to get streaming fast — with premium quality and bulletproof reliability.

Learn more or make a purchase on our ClearCaster page.

Full Video Transcript:

Justin Miller:

Streaming to Facebook Live using Wowza ClearCaster is easy. Whenever ClearCaster boots up, which should take under a minute, you’ll see a pairing code. You’ll need to pair with your Facebook account each time ClearCaster boots at facebook.com/device. Once you’ve paired, you’ll be able to stream live by going to facebook.com/live/create. Start by clicking the blue button, Create Live Stream. You can share directly on your timeline, or from the dropdown select other options, such as Share on a Page You Manage. Next, add comments to your post as well as a video title for the recording. Under the encoder, select Wowza ClearCaster. Once the video stream preview loads you’re ready to go live. From your talent view, you’ll see a preview of your stream with audio levels and your current status.

Before you go live your Talent View will show a three-second countdown to the start of your live stream. Just like the live feed in Facebook, you’ll see from Talent View information such as how long you’ve been live, how many eyes are watching. You’ll be able to see comments from viewers so you can respond immediately. You’ll even see emojis float across the screen from viewer reactions. When you’re done, end the stream through Facebook. To start another stream, head back to facebook.com/live/create. There’s no need to re-pair with Facebook. Make streaming to Facebook Live easy with Wowza ClearCaster.

About Traci Ruether

As a Colorado-based B2B tech writer, Traci Ruether serves as Wowza's content marketing manager. Her background is in streaming and content delivery. In addition to writing, Traci enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her fur babies. Follow… View more