Before setting up the live stream, be sure you have a stable and fast internet connection. You may check it on your device using any speed test apps. Here is the one you may use. To get advanced metrics like Upload speed, use the app.
Important! Test the internet speed at the location where you plan to have a live stream. The speed should be at least 5Mbps for upload. Check examples of good internet speed with different connections below.
Example of 4G connection
Example of WIFI connection
Do your best to find the most stable connection to stream your show in HD (720p) or Full HD (1080p) quality.
Go to your online event campaign page and click on Live stream icon. This is your online event studio. Here you can set up your livestream.
Important! We strongly advise to have a soundcheck before you go live for the very first time to eliminate any tech issues. Once it is done, go next.
Copy your Stream server link. Add a slash “/” at the end of the Stream server link. Next, copy the Stream key and add it after the slash “/” to combine Stream server link and your stream key into a single link.
Stream server URL: rtmp://rtmp.show4me.com/tt9b7qc1ecbbd077
Stream key: ulgj01ymzgi8mhpn5p7jxg77
Add a slash / between them, and you’ve got your Stream URL. Like this:
Next, go to Play Store, find and install any livestreaming app that supports RTMP protocol. We advise to use Larix Broadcaster as it is free and stable app.
Once installed, open the app and tap the Gear icon for Setting.
In the Settings menu, tap Connections, then – New connection.
Name your video stream (use the title from your online event campaign on Show4me).
For URL, paste the Stream URL you’ve created in the previous steps on Show4me website using the Stream server link and Stream Key and tap Save.
Now, your link should appear in Settings.
Advice: Check Setting in the app to be sure you made the most of it.
Video: Adjust video size, we recommend to stream in 1920x1080. FPS - 30 fixed rate. Bitrate 4000-6000 Kbps, depending on your internet speed.
Audio: Adjust it if you are using external mic/audio source or you want to change audio bitrate or sample rate.
Also, you may record video and audio of the stream to you phone, just tap the checkbox with this feature in Settings.
After, return to the app home screen and press Red button to start your steam.
Wait for a few seconds to see the picture from your device. You are in a Test mode, so nobody can see your preparations and soundcheck.
To start your stream, tap the red button in the app, then go to Show4me website, wait for a few seconds to see the picture. Click on the Go live button to start streaming to the audience. Be sure to confirm that you want to start the stream on Show4me.
To be sure you are live and fans can see you, check the status of the stream under the video frame.
When the event is over, click on Finish stream button on Show4me and red button in the app. Be sure to confirm that you want to stop the stream on Show4me.
If you have additional questions on how to set up a live stream with your Android, reach us via a live chat or firstname.lastname@example.org.