What Do Funeral Directors Need to Know about Using TribuCast™ to Live Stream Funeral Services?

In today’s world, funeral homes need to keep pace with modern technological demands. This need has been made even more urgent due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. As a funeral director, you probably have some important questions to ask about using a live funeral webcasting platform such as TribuCast™. Here are a few key things for you to know about using the TribuCast™ Remote Attendance System™ to live stream your next funeral service.

Is TribuCast™ available worldwide?
Yes. We currently work with funeral homes on several continents.
Is there a maximum number of viewers who can watch a service at a time?
No. We find most services have an average of 60-90 remote attendees, though we have had TribuCasts™ viewed by more than 1,000 individuals.
What equipment do I need to get up and running?

Please visit the “Resource” link at the bottom of the TribuCast™ website for recommended equipment.

What are the apps that I need to download onto my device in order to get started?

For iPad or iPhone

From the Apple App Store download/install two free apps: “Speedtest.net” from Ookla, and “Airmix Solo (formerly Live:Air Solo)” from Teradek.

For Android Phone or Tablet

From the Google Play Store Store download/install two free apps: “Speedtest.net” from Ookla, and “Larix Broadcaster”.

For Existing Fixed-Camera Systems

We have several clients who have converted their existing fixed-camera systems to use TribuCast™.  If this is of interest to you, please call TribuCast™ for assistance at (800) 782-0104.

Can I use the camera on my iPad?

Yes, TribuCast™ works on a variety of devices including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Android tablets.

Does TribuCast™ work with Android devices too?

Yes, TribuCast™ can be used with Android devices. Please visit the “Resource” link at the bottom of the TribuCast™ website for more information about how to set up your Android device.

Can I use a professional HD camera that is capable of wifi instead of using an iPad, iPhone or Android device?

That may be possible, please contact a TribuCast™ Advisor to discuss at (800) 782-0104.

Can outdoor services be streamed as well?

Yes, as long as adequate internet service is available. Make sure you have at least 3 bars of cellular network signal and 3Mbps+ upload speed available on the device you are tribucasting with at your TribuCast™ location; 8Mbps or higher is preferred for best results.

Are services recorded? Can I view the service at a later date?

Yes, if the family chooses to make it available, the service can be viewed again for up to 90 days using the same link.  It can also be downloaded for free.

Can I do a trial run before we actually need to film a service?

Absolutely. We support you throughout the entire process, from getting set up to monitoring your TribuCasts™ for audio/video quality. If you are new to TribuCast™ we suggest scheduling a demo to get you started.

How much does it cost?

Please contact a TribuCast™ Advisor for pricing information at (800) 782-0104.

What makes TribuCast™ stand out from Facebook Live Streaming?

Tribucast™ was thoughtfully designed to let family and loved ones privately attend a funeral or memorial service in real time, or at a later date, on a phone, tablet or computer. Unlike other streaming platforms, TribuCast™ closely matches the in-person experience for those attending remotely by including interactive touchpoints like the service program, photos, eulogies and memorabilia. Remote attendees can easily access a TribuCast™ through the use of a private link.

Do we download the software ahead of time? Or do we go through those steps when we are ready to webcast?
You download and set up the software ahead of time. It is a “one-time” process.

Once this set up is complete, you purchase a TribuCast™ from our website (they can be purchased hours, days or weeks in advance) and enter the Stream Security Code for that service into the software you downloaded onto the device you will be using to broadcast. At that time you will also be given a unique Distribution Link (website URL) for that service which is shared with the family.

Is TribuCast™’s Remote Attendance System™ private and secure?

When you live stream an intimate service like a funeral ceremony on a public platform such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, or Twitch TV, then it’s nearly impossible to guarantee complete privacy, not to mention the potential for awkwardly placed advertisements. TribuCast™ uses dedicated, private links to make sure that only those who are invited to the service are able to attend online.

TribuCast™ brings people together through a personal website that includes the service as well as images and information such as the funeral program, eulogies, and family photographs. Remote attendees can also offer condolences using the TribuCast™ Guest Book.

What about the technology?

TribuCast™ works with any tablet or smart device that you may already have on hand. In addition, many funeral directors are even able to use their built-in or fixed camera system to set up great live funeral webcasting with TribuCast™. For any specific questions related to your current system, please don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch with a member of our team today.

Can family members access a service from anywhere in the world?

As most funeral directors know, it is not uncommon for key family and loved ones to have to miss out on a funeral service. Whether due to their location, their health, or any personal conflicts, some people simply are unable to attend a funeral service in person. With a live streamed funeral, these people don’t have to worry about missing out. Instead, when you make use of a live funeral webcasting platform such as TribuCast™, friends and family members are able to tune in from anywhere around the globe. This is just one of many distinct advantages that your clients can enjoy when you make a live funeral webcasting system available for your funeral services.

Furthermore, TribuCast™ does not place a limit on the number of people who are able to attend the live memorial service. This means that you can offer live funeral webcasting as easily to families who are expecting a large number of remote attendees, as to those who are expecting lower numbers. In any case, TribuCast™ makes the service accessible to anyone, regardless of the size of the ceremony in question.

If you’ve ever been curious about how to live stream a funeral service, but you just don’t know where to begin, then please contact a member of the TribuCast™  team today at 800-782-0104. Our team members are experienced in dealing with a range of different funeral home setups and considerations. We are happy to provide more information about our system, and how you can make use of it to provide an excellent live streaming funeral experience for your clients.

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