Getting Started: Selecting a Provider

Your streaming services provider should be a partner in your business' success. Here are several factors to consider when selecting a streaming services provider:

Player Look, Feel and Features

Different service providers offer different players styles with varying levels of customization and features. Take a look at the options available to you and consider how those options fit in with your style, branding and other needs. 

 

  • Visit the HDOnTap features page, or contact us for a free trial to get first-hand experience with what HDOnTap has to offer!
   

Setup & Ongoing Support

Do you have someone on your staff with technical knowledge to set up your live stream? While an unmanaged solution might make sense for businesses with a dedicated IT team with networking and other technical experience, this may not be the case for all businesses. It is important that a streaming services provider be able to provide you with the technical support you need to not only quickly and easily add a live stream to your website, but to assist with maintenance and adjustments moving forward.

 

  • HDOnTap is here to support your webcam from day one! From a dedicated Project Manager to live and self-service support options, our goal is to help your live stream thrive!
   

Reputatioin

It can be helpful to research the existing clients of any streaming services provider that you are considering - this is also a great opportunity to see the player in action! In addition, it's a good idea to ask your potential streaming services provider questions about technical expertise, experience, partnerships and certifications. Reliability and customer service are also key factors in selecting the best streaming services provider for your needs.

   

Business Model

Some streaming services providers make additional revenues by advertising their services... on your live stream! Be sure you understand any rights that your streaming services provider wishes to have on your live stream, including advertising and promotion. Keep in mind that allowing your streaming services provider to promote your stream can be a great opportunity for fresh exposure - just make sure that there are appropriate backlinks and information about your business to capitalize on this new audience.

 

  • HDOnTap is pleased to promote our clients' webcams to over 25,000 users via our Cams Newsletter and social media!
   

Pricing and Billing

It is important to understand how your streaming services provider calculates your usage, and how that may cause your bill to change from month-to-month. Common options include bandwidth usage (how much data your streaming consumes) or total viewer hours (how many viewers watch your stream for how long), as well as features used.

 

  • HDOnTap offers flexible billing options including discounts for extended contracts and monthly payments on equipment packages (on approved credit).

 

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