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MelonApp Review – Web-Based Live Streaming

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If you are looking for a simple way to broadcast to your friends, followers, or clients, Melon may be the right option for you. The platform offers several features specifically designed for teachers and professionals who find that streaming can enhance their work. 

This post will go over what Melon is, why it was created, a few ideas on how it can be used, and its various features. 

What is Melon?

Melon is a browser-based stream software that was created by Streamlabs during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. With many teachers, fitness instructors, and other professionals needing to transition into different ways of business, Streamlabs saw a need for a platform that was simple, elegant, and could be used without the special equipment that traditional content creators have used on Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook. 

Who Can Use Melon?

While anyone can use Melon, it was designed for professionals and creators who have limited equipment or just need to stream a class or work in a professional capacity. Here are a few professionals that aren’t traditional content creators that can benefit from using Melon:

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    Teachers, Instructors

    While traditional school teachers typically work through whichever system their district has set up, specialized teachers or instructors can use melon to teach classes or host seminar-type events. 

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    Real Estate Agents

    Open houses can be a nightmare, but with the right equipment, you can walk through a home while answering questions that prospective buyers might have. “Showing” a house through a live-stream can allow viewers to see things that don’t usually show up on the standard images or videos that are usually displayed on real estate sites. 

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    Writers, Authors

    Writers traditionally spread awareness for their books by performing readings at bookstores and libraries. A writer can potentially work with libraries and bookstores to be hosted on their Facebook pages while they perform a reading. Melon makes it easy to multistream, so they can also stream to their YouTube channel at the same time. 

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    Fitness Instructors

    Fitness instructors can teach classes not only by streaming themselves doing the workout, but by inviting patrons to appear on stream with them. They will be able to give specific instructions that will not only help that person, but will also help the whole class. 

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    Public Announcements

    Whether you are a public servant or a business owner who wants to chat to the general public, you can hold a press conference using Melon. 

There are many different ways that professionals can use the program to stream to their clients or colleagues online. 

Melon Stream Features

With Melon, you can launch your first stream in just a few minutes. The software is intuitive and easy to learn. You can invite other people to join your stream, allowing you to interview people in person or collaborate with other instructors. You can add a background and/or a logo as well as edit a tracker that lets you audience know what’s going on. 

The Melon layout is minimalistic. It’s clean and professional look allows you to create classes, or set up talk shows without having to worry about the technical features that make other broadcasting software more complicated. You can easily click on your feed to show yourself or screen share your desktop, allowing your viewers to get exactly what they need from the stream. 

With the pro-version, you can multistream with Melon, allowing you to simultaneously go live on Twitch, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, and more. You can reach a greater audience and let your viewers engage with you in the way they would most prefer. 

Basic Melon vs Pro Melon

Melon offers both a free service and a premium service. Here are the differences:

FeaturesBasicPro
Stream Time4 Hours MonthlyUnlimited
Guest Streaming1 Guest1-6 Guests
Overlays2 Branded Unlimited
WatermarkYesNo
SupportNoneVIP
Multi-StreamingNoYes
Disconnect ProtectionNoYes

If you are serious about growing your business through this platform, the pro plan is recommended as it gives you unlimited hours on the platform, protects you from disconnecting, and removes your watermark. It also gives you unlimited overlays and a little more customization. 

What Platforms Does Melon Stream To?

You can easily link your Melon account to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope. You can also link to any platform (including your own personal websites) that gives you a RTMP key and streaming URL. These platforms may include LinkedIn, DLive, Trovo, Picarto, Steam, Smashcast, and Dailymotion. 

Conclusion

Melon wasn’t created for streamers who want to show multiple things or stream on Twitch in the traditional way. It is a tool for those who want to streamline the process with very little CPU usage or pre-planning. 

About the Author

Chris

Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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