5 Ways To Broadcast LIVE On Facebook On Any Budget

You may already be using Facebook Live for your business. However, what you may not know is that there are now a whole host of products out there that can enhance how you broadcast LIVE on Facebook.

These 3rd party software solutions can help you take your Facebook Lives to a whole new level. Some of the added functionalities you can enjoy with these programs include:

  • Allowing you to invite dozens of remote guests into your broadcast
  • Letting you share your screen with your viewers
  • The ability to add fancy titles or graphics to your broadcasts
  • Letting you schedule your broadcasts
  • Mixing audio and video in real time
  • Allowing you to go live on multiple platforms at once

This post will outline several of my favorite resources for adding functionality to your Facebook Lives. Some are free, while others cost several hundred dollars. Be sure to do your research before you decide which ones are right for you!

Updated: 4.8.20

1. StreamYard

Live-Streamyard-Apps

If you’re looking for an extremely user-friendly app that lets you stream to Facebook, YouTube, or LinkedIn…all from right within your web browser, look no further than StreamYard!

This is the tool we use for my “every day” Facebook Lives, and I look at how easy it makes the whole process. Some of my favorite features include:

  • No downloads required – everything happens in your browser
  • BIGGEE…Go LIVE on multiple platforms at the same time! Multistream up to 5 destinations simultaneously.
  • Easily show viewer comments on-screen
  • Customize lives with your own logo, colors, and even prerecorded videos
  • Ability to add a customized call to action (CTA) with a single click

Price: Limited-feature version is available for free. Paid plans range from $20/month to $39/month depending on multistream destinations and recording time.

2. Facebook Live App

Especially if you’re just starting out, the Facebook Live app on your fan page, in an event or inside of a group, is a great place to start. All you need to do is go to the status update box, click on the Facebook Live icon, type in your title and hit the go live button.

live-facebook-app

Features:

  • Friends will automatically be notified once you go live
  • Select the audience you want to broadcast to
  • Built-in drawing function and filters
  • Ability to enter comments in text field

Cons

Lacks many of the extra features of 3rd party apps.

Cost: Free

3. Be.Live

Be.Live-Streaming

This is a favorite among live streamers due to its reasonable price and features.

It boasts zero setups, meaning you can simply sign up and start streaming, literally within minutes! Some of the other great features include:

  • Ability to add your own logo, colors, and overlays (and change them in real-time if you want)
  • Show viewer comments on the screen
  • Show up to 4 guests on-screen at one time

4. Zoom

Zoom-Live-Streaming

You may already use Zoom for virtual meetings and webinars, but did you know you can also use it to live stream to Facebook and YouTube?

Simply click on the “More” tab at the bottom of your Zoom Webinar or Zoom Meeting screen, and you can immediately launch your live…literally within seconds. It’s that easy!

Features include:

  • Ability to show multiple speakers on-screen at one time
  • Share screen content with your audience
  • Viewers can like, share or comment on your lives
  • Include interactive polls and quizzes

Price: Depends on whether you’re using Zoom Meeting or Zoom Webinar, but prices start at around $20/month per host for Meeting and around $50/month for Webinar.

5. vMix

Vmix-Streaming-Apps

This powerhouse of a live streaming app is the one we use for my Facebook Live show, Marketing That GROWS Your Business.

Though it’s not the cheapest app on this list, it’s one that will pretty much meet all your live streaming needs…even if you need really advanced, professional-level features.

Some of my favorite features include:

  • 13 awesome transition effects including Vertical Wipe and Zoom
  • 100+ built-in animations you can include in your lives
  • HD virtual sets to jazz up your background
  • Add up to 8 remote guests (the number you can add depends on which plan you buy)
  • Built-in audio mixer
  • Ability to adjust video effects while live streaming (sharpen, zoom, crop, etc.)

Price: The basic version with limited features is free! Other plans range from $60 to $1200 depending on the number of callers you want to have on, the number of overlay channels, etc.

Final Thoughts

All of the tools above let you add functionality to your Facebook Live broadcasts. While some are free and easy to use right out of the gate, others will have a steeper learning curve and will require a bigger cash investment. Be sure to do your research before jumping in!

Looking for more help with Facebook Live? You may find these recent posts helpful:

The 10 Best Live Streaming Apps for Facebook

How To Look Like a Pro Using Facebook Live: Lights, Camera, Action

The Facebook Live “Quick Start” Checklist

What’s your favorite software for adding functionality to Facebook Live? Share below!

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Elias Nystuen
Elias Nystuen
5 years ago

Facebook Live is one of the access of getting more audience. Whatever you cater like tutorials, dIY or anything under the sun. It’s the more reliable source.

Khushi Kandhari
Khushi Kandhari
5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this informative blog. This blog is very useful for everyone. keep it on.

Geige
Geige
3 years ago

Hey Kim, Enjoyed your overview of the available tools. Please consider taking a look at and adding StreamYard to the list. It’s still in beta, but I think it’s a great alternative to BeLive.tv; it also integrates with YouTube.

amirhussain
amirhussain
2 years ago

Hi, Kim this post is very informative and Facebook is more reliable source. Thank you so much.

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Motivation king
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2 years ago

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shivendra
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Jatin Goel
2 years ago

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Sartaj Mamun
2 years ago

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Sheraaz ali
2 years ago

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Akshay Peherkar
2 years ago

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Mehfooz Ansari
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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sandeep
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Collectiveewords
2 years ago

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steve
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Hotel
2 years ago

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Rahul
2 years ago

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vidvix
2 years ago

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Saksham Chauhan
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Parmeshwar Thate
Parmeshwar Thate
2 years ago

Sir, This is a very important post for me.
but I will find some days broadcast tools this post I found the broadcast tools list thanks for this post.
but I use OBS.

Justin D. Turner
Justin D. Turner
2 years ago

Facebook Live app has been good to me up till now, but I am giving Zoom a try even a friend once recommended it to me

shakti
shakti
2 years ago

Hi Kim
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shakti
2 years ago

This Info is useful today time as covid2019 and lockdown going everywhere and everyone interact each other live with their family and friends.thnks for awsome info

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Simran sahu
2 years ago

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Divyakumar Vasani
2 years ago

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Jahangir
2 years ago

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