Live Streaming

An exciting part of storm chasing is the ability to show everyone exactly what you are seeing. Highways & Hailstones allows the community of Chasers to live stream during their chase.

Before you start Live Streaming, you need the Highways & Hailstones mobile app, details here.

Set Up Live Streaming

In order to live stream, you will need streaming equipment. Many chasers use a secondary smartphone, GoPro, webcam and laptop, etc. After you select the best streaming equipment for your chase, you will need broadcast software. The broadcast software will ask you for an RTMP URL. Get your unique RTMP URL by:

  • Open the H&H mobile app
  • Tap Record and then Live Storm Chase
  • Tap Setup Streaming
  • Tap Stream Setup to find the Server URL and your unique Stream Key
  • Copy and paste the Server URL and Stream Key into your streaming software
  • Tap back to return to the Live Chase map

Start a Live Stream

Once you have setup your streaming equipment and broadcast software, you can start a live stream on your chase. You must be on a chase with the Highways & Hailstones app for your live stream to show on the Live Map.

  • Open the Highways & Hailstones app
  • Tap Record and then Live Storm Chase
  • Open your broadcast software and start streaming

To see your chase and live stream, visit

Once you’re live, share with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, friends and family by tapping the Share icon on the Live Chase map in H&H.

Simulcasting Your Live Stream to Your Social Accounts

The H&H streaming platform allows chasers to stream their live stream to their social account, without using more data from their cell service. Currently, the following platforms are supported:

  • H&H Live Map (default)
  • Facebook Profile
  • Facebook Page
  • YouTube Channel

To setup restreaming:

  • Tap Record and then Live Storm Chase
  • Tap Setup Streaming
  • Tap the Destination(s) you wish to restream your live stream
  • After selecting all the destinations, tap back to save your settings
  • Start your live stream and check your social accounts to see your live stream

Live Streaming Equipment/Software

If you have recommendations on live streaming equipment and/or software, please contact us so we can share them with the community.