We have a first gen roku. My church is currently using vimeo and sling studio to broadcast our live church services to Facebook, our church website, and to vimeo. We were told originally all we had to do was watch live service on the roku with the YouTube app. Well, that isnt true with the set up they are using, they are not able to view live feeds, only past recordings.
Ok, so then they told us we could download the vimeo app for roku and watch it live on roku. Well, that hasn't worked neither. I contacted vimeo support and they say you can no longer view "live events as they are taking place". Only past recordings, on a connected device such as roku. But, they are saying that we could watch it on the roku if there were an web browser installed on the roku. Or by casting/mirroring a tablet/mobile device.
Was wondering if anyone had a better recommendation. I know it seems like a lot to ask, but we are trying to figure this out so that out older folks can watch the services from their homes on their tv sets. As opposed to holding a little phone or tablet. Can anyone give any input?
I will get you the model/serial number asap. Sorry for not including that info. As far as not playing live on YouTube, the media guy at church will not post live to YouTube. He keeps insisting there is too many music license fees from copyright folks, but I know for a fact, our church has an up to date copyright media license to cover broadcasting. I know it can work I have talked to numerous providers that advertise being able to stream directly to roku as well as Facebook, YouTube, and myriad of others. But he is convinced that sling studio and vimeo is the way to go. ...
Seems to me it is a budget issue, honestly. There are four a fact service providers that guarantee their output of our live feed to work with all of these platforms including roku, apple tv, chromecast. I think they are going the lowcost way personally. If they would push it live to YouTube I am sure it wouldwork, (I think), I dont know, I wish I had a chromecast box to tryit on, but I ain't buying one just to see,