Video on your website has the power to increase click-through rates, average order value, conversion, and revenue.
- Users spend 88% more time on a website if it has video
- Videos on landing pages can increase conversions by 80%
- Companies using video generate 41% more website traffic than those that don't
With the introduction of Socialive Players, you can now embed your live broadcasts on your website or blog in minutes.
What is a Player?
Essentially, a Player is a snippet of code that you put on your website that displays as a video. The embed code plays a Socialive broadcast, allowing you to display the video without having to actually host anything on your website. You can create multiple Players and embed in different pages throughout your website. In Studio, you can select the Players to which you want to broadcast.
Create a New Player
To create a new player all you need to do is follow these simple steps.
Click on your Profile at the top right of the page and find the link for "Socialive Player." This will take you to the "Players" page:
Click on "New Player":
Here you can name your player, provide a description, and add a cover image:
Click "Save" when you're done:
Embed a Player on your website
Now that your player is created, you will have to embed the player to your website or app:
- Find the embed code for your player within the Player detail page:
- Click on the "Copy" link or highlight the text and copy it to your clipboard.
- Paste the code into your HTML and save or publish your webpage.
- The video should display inline just where you placed the code.
Note: Depending on where you are embedding your video from and how your website is set up, you may need to make some alterations to the code. Please contact your webmaster for details.
Broadcast to a Socialive Player
Now it's time to broadcast to your Player:
- Open Studio and click the Socialive icon in the Distribution channels:
- Toggle on the player(s) to which you'd like to broadcast. You can customize the title and description:
- When you start your broadcast, it will automatically update your player(s) and auto-play the video.
Note: There is typically 10-15 seconds of latency, or delay, in your broadcast. This is the amount of time between something that happens in Studio and the display of that event on the viewer’s screen
Once you finish broadcasting, the video will be saved within that Player's video playlist and is available for playback as a video-on-demand (VOD).