Mac Console: Streaming to multiple destinations simultaneously

Need to use SlingStudio Console for Mac to stream your video production to two destinations at the same time? Take a look here.

If you need to stream your project to two streaming sites simultaneously—for example, to both YouTube and Facebook—it can be done! In fact, there are two ways to do it:

  • Option 1: Use the Custom RTMP feature that the SlingStudio Console app offers.
    • With this feature, you can stream to services such as that let you stream to more than one Content Delivery Network (CDN) … such as YouTube and Facebook.
    • For more information, see the articles that are cross-referenced below.
  • Option 2: Use the live switched Program output via the SlingStudio unit's HDMI Output port.

Interested in Option 2? Here are step-by-step instructions for it:

How do I get a second program stream using the SlingStudio HDMI Output port's live switched Program output?

  1. First, configure the live broadcast stream to go to one of your destinations, such as Facebook.
    For more information on doing that, see the articles linked below.
  2. Second, use the SlingStudio unit's HDMI Out port to provide a feed that you can use with a PC or Mac computer running a free open source software product such as the Open Broadcaster product.
  3. In the SlingStudio Console app, click the HDMI OUT control (in the lower-right corner) and set it to PROGRAM VIDEO.
  4. To connect the HDMI Out feed to a PC or Mac computer, use a device such as a Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder or a Magewell HDMI capture device to feed the SlingStudio program into Open Broadcaster.
  5. To configure an OBS stream for YouTube, please refer to this video:

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For more information ...

Setting up custom RTMP streams for popular Livestreaming destinations
Mac Console: Broadcasting live video with Facebook live
Mac Console: Broadcasting live video with YouTube