How Funeral Live Streaming Became Part of the New Normal

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A few years ago, millions of people flocked to a live stream to pay their respects and attend Aretha Franklin’s memorial ceremony. The ceremony was broadcast live on the internet so that admirers of the late soul artist could pay their condolences. While it is more usual for high-profile funerals to have a funeral live stream, the technology required is already accessible and utilised by many individuals across the globe. As attempts to suppress the pandemic grow more widespread, live broadcasting of funerals is likely to become the standard.

As the COVID-19 situation worsens, several towns and cities have advised that attendance at funeral services be limited to close family members. That is to avoid large gatherings that might accelerate the virus’s transmission and spread faster. Physical separation is now more critical than ever before in order to protect family members who might be in danger from the virus. That includes funeral directors, cremation technicians, and cemetery employees, all of whom have been adequately identified by the government as being critical workers during this pandemic.

How Live Streaming For Funerals Take Place

The real-time upload of video material is known as live streaming. In this scenario, crematoriums, funeral planners, cremation employees, or commercial businesses would record the funeral ceremony and broadcast it live through Wi-Fi or mobile internet. 

Anyone may utilise various open video systems for live streaming, ranging from Livestream by Vimeo to Facebook Live and Facetime on the iPhone or iPad. Whatever platform is chosen, the live broadcast is accessible through the internet on various devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

If you are planning to do this, contact your Funeral Director. It’s possible that they, or the chapel or crematorium, already have the technology to provide this service. Some chapels and crematoriums currently utilize live streaming footage to screens in their venues’ overflow areas.

Benefits of Funeral Live Streaming

Unlike many public video broadcasts, live streamed funerals are kept private, with crematoriums and Funeral Directors restricting access via secure login and password sites. Details are then shared with just those who have been invited, ensuring that your loved one’s service is as private as you want.

Another advantage of live streaming is that the service may be recorded at the same time. That implies that if individuals cannot attend the ceremony due to a lack of time or a bad internet connection, they may watch after the funeral. Many live streaming providers save broadcast records forever, which means they may be seen in the future.

Similarly, families are not required to wait for everyone to come for the funeral. They may just set up a live feed for those who reside out of state to attend. You will only need to postpone if a few loved ones find live streaming unpleasant and would like to attend the ceremony in person. It is also less expensive and simpler to arrange, easing the strain on the family. You are not required to make plans for lodging, transportation, or other similar issues.  

Final Thoughts

While not ideal, live broadcasting may fill a need that cannot be filled physically at this challenging time. Nothing can replace the consolation that comes from personal touch with people who share and understand your grief. However, you may continue to express support for each other and say farewell collectively by using new media tools. As we understand how challenging it is to experience this solemn event during the pandemic, we at Cole Studies make sure to deliver the best funeral live stream service in Wollongong, providing non-intrusive services that allow you to grieve your loved one without distraction. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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