How to stream a Pre-Recorded video on Kick

How to stream a Pre-recorded video on Kick
How to stream a Pre-recorded video on Kick

Have you ever wanted to broadcast a pre-recorded video on Kick but weren't sure where to start? Great news - it's actually really simple to stream your pre-recorded content and share it with your followers. In just a few clicks, you can upload your video file, schedule a live event, promote it to build hype, then go live at your scheduled time. Your followers will be able to tune in, comment, react, and engage with you in real-time.

Streaming a pre-recorded video is a great way to connect with your audience, even if you can't always be live. It gives you more flexibility and control over your content while still providing that live, interactive experience that makes Kick so fun. If you're ready to take your channel to the next level and start engaging your followers in new ways, streaming a pre-recorded video on Kick is a perfect place to begin. In this quick tutorial, I'll walk you through the whole process step-by-step so you can start streaming your first pre-recorded video today.

What is Kick Streaming?

Kick is a streaming platform where content creators broadcast their work in real-time. It provides user-friendly tools for live streaming, enabling creators to interact and connect with their audience directly. Kick streamlines the streaming process and offers features like chat, follower notifications, and customizable stream settings to deliver an enriched streaming experience.

Why Stream a Pre-Recorded Video on Kick?

Why stream pre-recorded videos on Kick? There are a few benefits to keep in mind:

  • Reach new audiences. By streaming on Kick, your content can be discovered by users who may have never found your video on other platforms. Kick has over 2 billion monthly users, so the potential exposure is huge.
  • Build your followers. When people stumble upon your live stream and enjoy your content, they can easily follow you to catch future streams and uploads. Streaming is a great way to grow your follower base organically.
  • Engage with viewers. Even though your video is pre-recorded, you can still chat with viewers, answer their questions and build connections as they watch. Respond to comments and tag users to make them feel included.
  • Promote your brand. Include your logo, social media handles, and any promotional messages or calls-to-action in your stream. Streaming on Kick is valuable exposure that can raise awareness of your brand, product, services or causes.

Tips for an effective pre-recorded stream:

  1. Choose high-quality, engaging content. Pick a video that will capture interest and keep people watching.
  2. Start streaming at peak viewing times. For most creators, evenings and weekends tend to draw the biggest live audiences.
  3. Promote your stream ahead of time. Build hype by posting about the stream on your other social channels. Let your followers know when they can expect you to go live.
  4. Engage with your viewers. Even though it's pre-recorded, chat with viewers, respond to comments and questions, tag users and build that connection. Your fans will appreciate your interaction.
  5. Consider streaming regularly. If possible, establish a streaming schedule so your followers know when they can expect new live content from you. Consistency is key!

Streaming pre-recorded videos on Kick is an easy way to find new fans, engage with your current followers, and spread the word about your brand. Follow these tips and you'll be gaining new viewers and making meaningful connections in no time!

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Set Up Your Kick Account for Streaming

To stream live or pre-recorded video on Kick, you'll first need to set up your account. Follow these steps to get started:

Create your profile on Kick

The first thing you'll do is create your profile. This lets viewers know who you are and what type of content you stream. Come up with an engaging username and profile photo, and write a quick bio highlighting your interests or experience.

Choose streaming software

To actually stream your video, you'll need streaming software like LiveReacting, OBS Studio, XSplit or others. These tools capture your video source and stream it live to Kick. Download the software of your choice and install or open the browser on your computer. In this tutorial, we'll go for LiveReacting software, as it doesn't require installation, and allows to schedule and stream pre-recorded videos to Kick with a closed browser, so we can get busy with other things meanwhile.

Go Live with a Pre-Recorded Video on Kick

To stream live or pre-recorded video on Kick, you'll first need to set up your account. Follow these steps to get started:

Find a Stream Key on Kick

You'll need to get a Stream URL and a Stream Key to start streaming on your account. In your account settings, navigate to the Settings tab and click on Stream Key.

Stream Key
Stream Key

Upload your pre-recorded video on LiveReacting

  1. Navigate to the LiveReacting Studio and click and choose a Pre-recorded live stream template.
Simple Pre-recorded video template
Simple Pre-recorded video template

2. Now upload your pre-recorded video file into the Media Library, and click on it.

Connect LiveReacting to Kick

  1. In LiveReacting, add your Kick stream details. This includes your stream key, server URL and stream name. Your stream key and URL can be found in your Kick account settings under "Stream Keys". Your stream name is simply your Kick username.

2. Click + to connect your Kick profile.

3. Click on a Custom RTMP.

4. Paste Stream Key and Stream URL that you copied on Kick. Click Connect.

5. Make sure your video is between 30 to 180 minutes long. Kick only allows streams of pre-recorded content to last up to 3 hours. If your video is shorter or longer, you’ll need to split it up into multiple streams or edit it down.

Start your stream or Schedule it for later ⬇️

You're now ready to start streaming your pre-recorded video on Kick! In the LiveReacting, click "Go Live" to start streaming. Your video will start playing for viewers, and they can react and chat with you in real-time.

How to Schedule Your Pre-Recorded Video Stream?

Choose a date and time when most of your viewers will be available to watch the stream. Consider your target audience and their typical schedules. Weekday evenings or weekends often work well. You’ll want to schedule at least 1 to 2 days in advance to give people proper notice.

Double check that you don’t have any conflicts or prior commitments at that date and time before committing to it. You’ll need to be available during the entire stream to chat with and engage your viewers.

Once you have your pre-recorded video edited and ready to go, it’s time to schedule when you want to stream it on Kick. This step ensures your viewers know when to tune in to watch your content live. Once you set up the date & time, click on a big blue Schedule button.

Promote Your Upcoming Stream on Kick

Now that you have your pre-recorded video ready to go, it’s time to start promoting your upcoming live stream on Kick. Build up excitement and attract more viewers by announcing your stream ahead of time.

Post on Social Media

Share details about your live stream on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Mention the title of your stream, when it will air and a brief description to grab interest. For example, “Tune in for my live stream on Kick this Thursday at 8 PM ET where I’ll be sharing tips for creating engaging social media content.” Ask followers to tune in and engage with any comments or questions.

Create a Teaser Trailer

If you have video editing skills, put together a short teaser trailer, around 15 to 30 seconds, to promote your live stream. Upload the teaser to YouTube, IGTV and your other social channels. The teaser should give viewers a quick preview of what to expect from your full live stream. Use eye-catching visuals, sound effects and transitions to make it dynamic. At the end of the teaser, include the date and time for your live stream on Kick.

Email Your List

If you have an email list, send out a message a few days before your live stream announcing the upcoming broadcast. Give the title, date and time and a brief summary of what you’ll be covering. For example, “I wanted to give you a heads up that I will be live streaming this Thursday at 8 PM ET on Kick. I’ll be sharing my best tips for repurposing content across platforms. Tune in for some actionable advice and bring your questions!” Include a call-to-action for people to tune into your live stream.

Post in Relevant Groups

Search for Facebook Groups, LinkedIn Groups, subreddits and online forums related to your live stream topic. Share details about your upcoming broadcast in these communities to reach new audiences. Mention the platform, date and time and give a quick overview of what viewers can expect. Follow all group rules regarding self-promotion when posting.

Promoting your pre-recorded live stream ahead of time is key to attracting more viewers and followers. Build buzz on social media, through email campaigns and by posting in relevant online communities. Give people a taste of what’s to come and encourage them to tune in, engage and share. The more promotion you do, the more successful your live stream is bound to be!

Conclusion

So there you have it, all the steps you need to stream your pre-recorded video on Kick. While it may seem a bit complicated at first glance, once you go through the process a time or two, it will become second nature. Before you know it, you'll be scheduling streams with the best of them and engaging your viewers with your content on the regular. The key is just to dive in and start creating - don't let the technical aspects hold you back from putting your creativity out into the world. Now get out there and start streaming! Your viewers are waiting.

If you have any questions or need help to stream a pre-recorded broadcast on Kick, don't hesitate to drop a message in the live chat on our website, and we'll assist you as soon as possible!

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