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Start Live Streaming With Audio Hijack 3.7

Today, we’re unveiling an all-new live streaming feature in our latest release of Audio Hijack. With the new Live Stream block in Audio Hijack 3.7, it’s now possible to transmit audio to services using the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP).

We teased this new functionality in our recent Status Report, with plans to ship it later in the year. However, with people confined to their homes the world over, we received extensive user requests to make live streaming available immediately. In response, we worked to get this out much sooner than planned. We’re now pleased to be able to provide musicians, DJs, and other content creators with another way to share and monetize their work.

Read on to learn more or just download the latest Audio Hijack now.

Live Streaming Made Easy

With Live Stream and Audio Hijack, you can pull audio from any app on your Mac and send it out to an RTMP server. Of course, all of Audio Hijack’s powerful audio handling features work in conjunction with this, making it a snap to create professional quality setups.

With just a few clicks, you can get a free stream up and running with one of the services offered by major platforms, including Periscope, Twitch, and YouTube Live. Live streaming is great for offering a live feed while recording a podcast, or transmitting content like concerts and DJ sets. These live streams are great for listeners as well, since they can tune in right through their browsers, as well as in branded apps.

Setting things up in the Live Stream block is quick and easy:

While RTMP is often used for transmitting camera feeds, the Live Stream block is designed around audio content. Along with the high quality audio, it creates a supplemental video feed automatically, with a variety of options available to customize this video content with automated track title display, audio visualizers, and more. Live Stream will even analyze album artwork and select the perfect complimentary color scheme.

With the new Live Stream block and your streaming platform of choice, you can stream content to people around the globe with ease.

Beta Release; Feedback Requested

Because we’ve sped up the release of this new functionality, Live Stream is not as widely tested as we’d like. As a result, we’ve chosen to apply a “Beta” tag to the block. We welcome you to start streaming with Live Stream, but those with mission-critical use cases may wish to wait. We expect to improve Live Stream further via additional updates.

We’re eager to learn how folks make use of the new Live Stream block, and to hear about any rough edges. Please, get in touch to tell us about how you’re using Live Stream, as well as any problems you run in to.

Download Audio Hijack 3.7 Now

Audio Hijack 3.7 is a free update for all current owners of Audio Hijack 3. Just select “Check for Update” from the Audio Hijack menu to download the latest.

If you’re new to Audio Hijack, you can visit the Audio Hijack page to learn more about our powerful audio recording tool, and to download the free trial.

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