Is streaming a loved one’s funeral service online a good idea for your family?
Modern technology allows anyone using a web camera computers, or a smartphone or tablet that has a video camera to record and share his videos on the Internet streaming live or uploaded after recording. It is not surprising that many funeral homes use the same technology to stream funeral services on the web in real-time. This article will discuss the pros and cons of streaming funerals to help you decide if this is suitable for your household and you.
Benefits of funeral webcasting
Broadcasting funeral services via 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, or other obstacles.
Funeral webcasts can be stored on an DVD or CD which will be a recording of the ceremony which, in the future the mourners would like to revisit.
• For people who can’t attend the actual funeral, or view it live streamed live on the internet in real time funeral webcasts can be watched later and downloaded.
* Live streaming funeral online 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 speak with people who are physically who are attending the funeral, should it be appropriate.
* A funeral webcast could motivate people to “attend” (virtually) who may otherwise not be able to participate in any way, for whatever reason.
Attending a funeral online, however, is superior to not attending at all , in terms of helping the grieving family and for the attendee who is not physically present taking responsibility and acknowledging the reality 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 an event like a funeral, wake or visit and a funeral webcast could be a great excuse to attend in person.
Funeral webcasts generally offer a way to protect the privacy of these broadcasts by using secure servers and password-access families may be worried over the privacy of this private occasion, and the possibility of being viewed by individuals who are not authorized to view.
Although some funeral facilities offer funeral webcasting free of charge however, some charge families for a fee, which is added to the total costs associated with the funeral. Additionally, the cost typically covers between 30 and 90 days’ access to video after the funeral but it requires an additional cost to access the webcast beyond the timeframe.
* A few people from members of the immediate family, or survivors, may find broadcasting a funeral on the Internet unacceptable or not in good taste.
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