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Advantages & Disadvantages Of Live Streaming A Funeral

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Are broadcasting a loved ones’ funeral service on the internet right for you and your loved ones?

Modern technology allows anyone who has a web camera an internet-connected computer, or smartphone or tablet that has a video camera to create and share their videos via the Internet regardless of whether they are streamed live or uploaded following recording. In no way is it surprising that many funeral homes use this same technology to stream funeral services live in real-time. This article will discuss the pros and cons of broadcasting funerals to help you determine if this option is suitable to you as well as your loved ones.

Benefits of funeral webcasting

Broadcasting funeral services through the Internet allows families, relatives, and loved ones to attend the funeral in virtual form if they are not able to physically attend the funeral because of physical, geographical, financial or any other issues.

* Funeral webcasts may be stored on an DVD or CD which will be a document of the funeral service which, in the future certain mourners may want to revisit.

If you aren’t able to attend the funeral, or be able to watch it streamed live on the internet in real time funeral webcasts are able to be viewed and accessed later.

Funeral broadcasts on the internet may include a live “chat” element, allowing viewers from far away to talk with one another during the funeral service to express their condolences, or even talk to those who are actually who are attending the funeral, should it be appropriate.

* By live streaming funeral it could motivate anyone to “attend” (virtually) who would otherwise be unable to attend in any way, for whatever reason.

Attending a funeral online, however, is more beneficial than not taking part at all , in terms of helping grieving families and for those who attend online taking responsibility and acknowledging the fact that a loved one has passed away.

Benefits and disadvantages of funeral webcasting

A lot of people are already looking for an excuse to not attend the funeral or wake or funeral webcast, and funeral webcasts could provide a good excuse to attend in person.

Funeral webcasts generally offer a means to ensure that the broadcast is private by using secure servers and password-access family members may be concerned over the privacy of this private event and also the possibility of viewing by unauthorised individuals.

Although some funeral facilities offer funeral webcasting free of charge however, some charge families an additional fee, which adds to the price for the service. The cost typically includes between 30 and 90 days’ access to video following the funeral ceremony however, it is required to pay an additional charge to access the webcast beyond the timeframe.

Some individuals from members of the immediate family, or survivors, may find broadcasting a funeral on the Internet unprofessional or bad taste.