To broadcast live using your mobile device, first download the latest version of SocialiveGO mobile app on iTunes. SocialiveGO will be available for Android soon.
Below in this article, you'll find information to assist:
- Preparing your Phone for Streaming
- Getting Started & Logged In
- Going Live
- Chat with your Team Members
- Test your Connection
- Leaving the Broadcast
- Adjusting Resolution
1. Preparing for Streaming:
Enable "Do Not Disturb" mode on yout phone to avoid interruptions during broadcast.
Disable your phone's Auto-Lock within Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > Never
Make sure your phone has a strong & stable internet connection, either through WiFi or cellular, and make sure your device is fully charged.
2. Getting Started:
- Open the SocialiveGO app, and log-in with your email & password.
- Choose the channel into which your host has invited you to broadcast.
- Choose "Stream to this channel as a guest."
Hold the phone horizontally, and click "Continue."
3. Going Live
After you orient your phone & click continue (as seen above), your mobile broadcasting interface will appear, and you will be available as a live source to your host!
Here's your live interface, with the buttons labeled:
- Microphone ON/OFF - Enable/disable your phone's audio input.
- Camera Flash ON/OFF - Enable/disable your phone's camera flash.
- Front-Facing Camera ON/OFF - Enbale/disable the "selfie" camera.
- Internal Chat w/ Broadcast Host - Send your broadcast's host an internal text message.
- Test Connection - Test your camera's network connection and outputting frame rate.
- Exit Broadcast - Leave the broadcast session.
4. Internal Chat Function
The internal chat is a great way to communicate directly with the broadcast's host. Let the host know that you're ready to go live without leaving the app or interrupting the live feed.
5. Test Connection
Test your phone's connection before you go live to ensure you'll be sending the broadcast host a clean, stable video signal.
Your test broadcast will give you a "Video Framerate" reading; anything between 25-60 fps is a sign of a strong network connection.
If your Framerate is below 15 fps, you'll want to troubleshoot your network connection.
6. Leaving the Broadcast
When you're done broadcasting, press the "X" in top-right. You'll be prompted to leave the broadcast. After you've finished, you'll receive a "Broadcast is Complete", and you can navigate back to the Mobile Broadcast Dashboard from there.
7. Adjusting Resolution
If, after testing your connection you find you have a poor connection, you can adjust your SocialiveGO app to send a lower resolution. This will decrease the chance of your video feed skipping or appearing choppy.
Adjust your resolution in the Broadcast Dashboard, choose "Set Stream Resolution." Adjust as needed.