Reliable and affordable live streaming for churches.
Resi was built to provide an enterprise church live streaming solution at a price that ministries can afford. No other platform can handle a complete internet outage and still provide perfect streaming! Pricing is affordable for churches with plans beginning at $99/mo and non-profit pricing specifically for churches.
For Elevation Church, excellence isn’t just an ideal to strive for; it’s a part of their culture. According to Nick Dooley, IT Director, the entire staff holds to the philosophy that “excellence honors God and inspires people.” This can mean anything “from making sure that trash is off the floor to putting the best quality experience together that we can for people.”
Most reliable church streaming platform.
We know the importance of perfect streaming for your Sunday services, Bible studies, and other events. Live video is important to reaching your audience, and has been shown to provide 5-15x better engagement than video on demand.
Other live streaming services rely on outdated methods which cannot account for packet loss that occurs naturally on the internet. Resi provides high quality streaming even through significant interruptions thanks to RSP. This makes sure that you have perfect streaming without interruptions to web destinations and multisite campuses.
Simple and automated.
Church live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and more in 1080p.
Live streaming your church services to multiple destinations is a great way to reach a large audience. Resi streams your video to multiple destinations at the same time from a single upload. Stream to platforms like Church Online Platform and Brushfire, social media channels like YouTube and Facebook Live, Apple TV, Roku, and more from a single click. All destinations will have the same benefit of Resi’s perfect delivery, even through network problems and packet loss.
Know your viewers.
Knowing your online audience is important so that you can reach them effectively. Resi provides stream analytics like viewer watch times, device information, location data with heatmaps, and more. These tools are great for church leaders to keep up to date with their online audience and help you to design an online experience that is best for your viewers.
Need help? We’re just a phone call away.
Most church streaming services cannot provide dedicated support. We take customer support seriously, and are available if you need us by phone or email, even on the weekends! Proactive streaming alerts also provide health indicators on your stream. These alerts are sent to you and our support team automatically, so we can resolve issues before they cause an interruption.
Resi works with the platforms you’re already using.
Web Live Streaming
Ultra-reliable simultaneous live streaming to your website, Facebook, YouTube and more.
Live and simulated playback - cloud transcoding/ABS.
Smooth streaming over any connection.
Zero-loss point-to-point transmission from one to many physical locations — even in the case of a complete internet outage.
Dual-channel SDI/HDMI - Live/DVR playback.
A major concern with any type of content distribution is that it may be removed, taken down, or censored due to it not conforming to a specific viewpoint. At Resi, we believe that you are in control of your content, and free speech and expression should be ensured to anyone who uses our services. This starts at the core of our vision, and is why we will never remove or block content unless it is a direct violation with our Master Service Agreement (to protect against content like pornography, etc.). We go beyond this by utilizing multiple infrastructure providers ourselves. By not being bound to a single provider and utilizing multi-cloud computing capability, we can guarantee reliability and continuous service even through disruptions, no matter the cause.
How is Resi different from other streaming providers?
There are a few reasons:
Resi’s technology enables more reliable streaming, which leads to less buffering wheels, which leads to more engagement and an exponentially larger audience over time. Resi is the only streaming provider that is able to guarantee 100% content integrity in the cloud (even through internet disruptions) by checking and re-sending data from the encoder through the Resilient Streaming Protocol (RSP). See a comparison and learn more about RSP.
Resi’s reliability is also guaranteed by our unique cloud infrastructure - rather than relying on dedicated servers, we use groundbreaking scalable cloud distribution methods that are not affected by drastic increases in traffic like other streaming providers. This means that no matter how much traffic streams may receive, Resi’s technology is able to scale dynamically to meet the need with no problems.
Additionally, Resi is built to be an enterprise-level solution, while also being remarkably easy to use. Streams can be started with a single click or automated on a schedule. The system will also monitor your stream and will notify you if it ever detects any concerns (and our helpful Support team is standing by too).
What is an encoder? Why do I need one?
An encoder is a device, whether hardware or software, that will take a video input from a source (such as a camera or switcher) and send it to the cloud for distribution and viewing. Most utilize unreliable protocols which send video data to the cloud like a laser beam, resulting in buffering, glitching, and dropped frames due to even minimal packet loss.
Resi is the first system that can provide 100% video delivery without interruptions. To do this, we take advantage of the Resilient Streaming Protocol, which unlike RTMP or other protocols such as SRT or Zixi, takes advantage of a local cache in order to check and re-send data until video content is verified as perfect. This is what makes Resi unique and is only available through Resi’s hardware encoders or ProPresenter Stream encoder.
What is included in a Resi service plan?
A Resi service plan includes:
- Streaming data transfer through Resi’s cloud CDN and cloud storage
- Continuous service and software feature additions and improvements - we release new things often, and we never charge for updates.
- Phone and email support, even on weekends - we’re here if you need us
Can I use multiple encoders with one plan (hardware or ProPresenter)?
Yes! Multiple encoders (whether hardware or software) can be scheduled and streamed with a single plan. If multiple encoders will be streaming at the same time, concurrent events can be added on for $49/mo.
Do you offer a free trial?
At this time, we do not offer a trial of Live Stream Platform. However, month-to-month pricing enables organizations to use Resi with no commitment, or if you want to see an in-depth demo and ask questions before getting started, we’d encourage you to participate in a no-hassle online demo.
How much bandwidth do I need?
Resi’s platform ensures that every frame of video data makes it from encoders to decoders perfectly, even through inconsistencies in connection at the broadcast and receiving sites. However, in order to ensure that there are no delays causing data to get to the cloud within a reasonable delay, 2.5x your streaming bitrate is recommended for upload bandwidth at the broadcast site (and/or download bandwidth at receiving sites). When your connection experiences packet loss, this allows the encoder to re-send data (and/or decoders to re-download data) faster than real-time so your audience doesn’t notice a thing!
For typical resolutions, this means:
Don’t have this? Most likely you can still stream. Contact us to talk about your setup.
What happens if I go over my data?
We don’t bill for overages unless you go more than double your data allotment or 25% over your data allotment for 3 consecutive months. If you exceed these levels the rate is $100 per TB (about 1600 viewers). If you are 25% above consistently (more than 3 months), we just ask that you move up to the next plan or data tier, and we’ll celebrate with you on your audience growth!
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy!
- Choose your streaming destinations
- Select your encoder - either by purchasing a hardware encoder or using ProPresenter.
- If multisite, also select hardware decoder(s).
- Select your service plan (after checkout) - several options are available depending on your audience size and streaming needs.
- Start streaming!