In many cases, people may want to watch Facebook livestream without having to sign up or log in their accounts due to privacy issues, for example, people don’t have their own computers at hand or have no accounts at all. So can someone without a Facebook account watch Facebook Live? Actually, it all depends on the privacy settings of the person who initiates the live streaming.
If the privacy is set to public, everyone can view this live stream even if they do not have a Facebook account. On the contrary, if the streamer makes it only available for friends or a certain group of people, you won't be able to access the live stream. We assume that the live stream is open to public, and I'll illustrate how to watch Facebook live without account below.
This is the simplest method to access and watch Facebook live stream without an account. Basically, you'll be provided a direct link to the livestream when the streamer is on air, or you can watch the live stream embedded on the streamer's website or blog. When you click on the livestream URL, it will open a Facebook webpage that delivers the livestream without logging in, as shown in the screenshot below.
Also, if you don't have the direct livestream URL, go over to visit the streamer's Facebook profile page, and you'll see the red "Live" icon on the left side if the live streaming has started.
If Facebook requires you to log in or create a new account when you navigate across the webpage, simply click "Not Now" on the pop-up window, and the notification will retract to the bottom of the page. It's recommended to enlarge the player and enter the fullscreen to avoid being disturbed.
Compared with the direct livestream URL, if you just want to randomly browse around, this method is more suitable. Open a blank tab, in the address bar, type in the link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/ and press "Enter" to access the live video page. Scroll down the page and you'll find some live broadcasts on the right side as well as the regular videos and Facebook original shows.
By the way, this method can be applied to mobile as well. You know, you'll be asked to log in once you open Facebook APP so that it breaks off any possibility to have some gimmick. The appropriate approach is to tap your Browser and input the web address to access the Facebook web version for watching Facebook Live videos without an account.
Once the live stream has ended, the replay will automatically post to streamer's timeline and save to Facebook video library. In case the streamer would delete and remove this past live stream, it's a good choice to download it and save to your computer. Given this situation, Free HD Video Converter Factory would be a smart helper to implement this job with ease.
But remember, this guide is demonstrated for personal fair use ONLY. WonderFox doesn't advocate downloading copyrighted Facebook videos for any commercial behavior or illegal distribution. End users should be responsible for their own actions
Go to Facebook and play your favorite replays, videos or Facebook originals. Copy the URL link from the browser address bar.
Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Downloader" on the main interface. Click on "New Download" button in the top left corner. Press "Paste and Analyze" button on the new window. After the URL parsing, it will display all available MP4/WebM videos in different resolutions. Select one and click OK to add it to download list.
On the bottom of the program, specify an output directory to save the downloaded video. Finally, hit "Download All" button to start Facebook video download process.
As you can see, Facebook live streams are available to people even if they have no Facebook accounts. With any method above, you are able to watch Facebook live stream without logging in, but meanwhile, you're disqualified from joining the real-time discussion with others. Hope you've benefitted from this guide. Feel free to contact me via Facebook if there is any question or problem. Cheers!
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