How to Live Stream 360 Video With Insta360 ONE R

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We’ve just dropped yet another massive update for Insta360 ONE R. As part of that update, you can live stream 360 video, completely wirelessly. What’s more, we’ve created two ways to do it. Reframe Live or 360 Live. Each has its own benefits, so let’s dive in and learn how to live stream 360 video with Insta360 ONE R.

How to Live Stream 360 Video

Reframe Live: Control the perspective in real-time.

With Reframe live, you can control the angle in any direction in real time. Let’s say your streaming yourself cooking, and want to talk to your audience, then show them the result of you marvellous cooking skills! Well, you can do that all from the live interface. Just swipe to reframe when you’re live.

360 Live: Let your audience take the wheel.

This one is a unique way to live stream 360 video. With 360 live, your audience has full control of the framing. This is great for when you want to focus on your surroundings, or give your viewers an immersive 360 experience. Let’s say you’re streaming yourself out camping, you can let your audience look around your site while you stream. Pretty cool eh?

360 live streaming

How to live stream 360 video:

With the introductions out the way, here’s how to live stream using Insta360 ONE R.

Step 1: Connect to your ONE R.

First, open up the Insta360 app and connect your ONE R over WiFi.

Step 2: Head to the live streaming interface.

Then, head to the shooting interface on the app and swipe left until you reach the “Live” shooting option. You’ll see options to the left and right of the red record button.

Step 3: Choose a streaming platform.

The button to the left of the red record button allows you to choose a streaming platform. The app supports Facebook and YouTube or you can use RTMP to stream to other platforms.

Step 4: Set up your 360 live stream.

Once you’ve chosen a platform, tap the settings button to the left of the red record button to set up your stream. Just follow the on screen instructions to set up your stream. It’ll differ depending on your chosen platform.

Step 5: Go live!

Once you’ve done that, you can head back to the shooting interface and tap the red record button to go live. You can either follow this process to shoot 360 live with the “live” button, or swipe left again on the shooting interface to access “reframe live”.

Please note: Live streaming consumes significant battery power. The in-built battery protection system will therefore pause live streaming after 30 minutes. To further protect your battery, please do not charge your camera while live streaming.

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  1. Zet 2021/09/18 at 1:19 am

    Live-stream appears to only work using mobile data. Is there a way where I can use my wifi instead of mobile data when live streaming?

  2. Sonny Dave 2021/10/06 at 12:16 am

    Can you have the Insta360 One R 360 plugged into an outlet or external power source while Live Streaming for longer than 30 minutes?

    1. Insta360 2021/10/19 at 2:11 pm

      You can use an external power source for recording longer than 30 minutes.

    2. LAW 2022/10/20 at 2:28 am

      the article does ask you to “please note: Live streaming consumes significant battery power. The in-built battery protection system will therefore pause live streaming after 30 minutes. To further protect your battery, please do not charge your camera while live streaming.”

  3. Zo 2022/01/10 at 1:09 pm

    Is this the insta360 one R or the insta 360 one R twin which allows to do 360 and live streams. They are both listed on Amazon. Also when we live stream a 360 feed is it also viewable on a VR set ?

    1. Insta360 2022/01/12 at 10:09 am

      This is the ONE R with the 360 mod. Which is included in the ONE R Twin package. If you are streaming 360 video it can be viewed by all VR supported streaming services.

  4. sinsynplus 2022/03/08 at 12:14 am

    had this feature been removed?
    or is it just not available on ios?
    i do not have a live mode and no facebook icon to tap on?

    1. Insta360 2022/03/10 at 2:46 pm

      This mode is only available for the 360 lens module for the ONE R. Which module are you using while trying to access this feature?

  5. Grupo_Huracan 2022/03/25 at 1:20 pm

    GoPro 7 black and recent models allow you tu stream through WiFi…. will Insta360 One R get this function soon?

    1. Insta360 2022/04/02 at 9:52 am

      Thanks for submitting that thoughtful idea.
      I’m sure you understand that we receive many great ideas from our customers, and we’re grateful for all of them. But we do have a limited number of developers whom we don’t want to overwhelm.
      Please follow this link to submit your suggestion to our team:
      That means your idea will be prioritized according to our internal review system.
      If you have other ideas, do let us know. We appreciate your recommendation.

  6. Jose 2023/02/16 at 8:01 pm

    I played with ONE RS 360 lens and live to stream, but I could not change the focus angle while streaming. The audience is the only one able to change what to see. Why?

    1. Insta360 2023/02/17 at 10:43 am

      Hi Jose, if we’ve understood you correctly then the problem is most likely the streaming mode you selected. When you’re ready to stream you should see two options. One says “Live”, which is where the audience can pan around and choose what they see. Then, next to it is “Reframe Live”, where you are the one who controls what the audience sees. There’s a tutorial here that shows what we mean with how to select this mode:
      Hope that helps!

  7. Jovica 2023/02/18 at 7:11 am

    i start live on FB and write me error #200

  8. KC 2023/05/25 at 2:23 pm

    Haven’t used my One R in a while. Is there no option to livestream using the twin edition’s non-360 lens? Am not that bothered or interested in live streaming 360 – 4K fixed is fine. Note I have a GoPro Hero 7 black which does livestream, but not to as many platforms. Thanks.


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