Easy to use streaming and digital providers

Licences: please check you have the right licences for worship and songs that are put out on social networks. Advice on licences can be found at: uk.ccli.com

ZOOM

Zoom is a video conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.

This is a free service for up to 100 people, with a maximum time of 40mins.

For anything between 100-300 participants and unlimited meeting time (up to 24 hours) this package costs £11.99 a month.

Jitsi Meet

Jitsi Meet

A secure, flexible, and completely free video conferencing platform

Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a great way to chat with more than one person at the same time, especially via video call.

Video calls can be set up for one – one or small groups of up to 10 people.

This is a free platform, and quick to set up.

YouTube

YouTube is a streaming service that allows you to share videos. It is free.

It can be for pre-recorded events or live streaming.

The live stream feature can be public or private and allows people to watch your event or service.

Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a feature of the Facebook social network that uses the camera on a computer or mobile device to broadcast real-time video to others on Facebook. Live broadcasters can decide who on Facebook can see their video and use this content to engage their audience during the moments and events that are important to them.


Church online Platform

by Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel explains about this widely used platform here

Remove the barrier of technology so any church can reach people for Christ through online ministry. With robust controls and a sleek user interface, the Church Online Platform packs the most powerful church online controls into one free tool.

It’s more than a video player. It’s an agreeing-in-prayer, real-life, around-the-world community builder. With Chat, Live Prayer, and synced video streaming, Church Online Platform is all about doing church together. In one easy-to-manage tool, the Church Online Platform makes it possible for churches of every size to reach the world for Christ.

To check it out, view here

Instagram Live

Instagram Live is a feature on Instagram Stories that allows users to stream video to followers and engage with them in real time. When users broadcast live video streams on their accounts, a ring highlights their profile picture in Instagram Stories to alert followers that they can view the livestream. A free service