Lights, camera, action!
Right after you select the Channel where you will broadcast, you’ll be directed to a preparation screen.
On this screen you’ll see your device’s front camera by default. You are yet not streaming, but instead, you are here to get yourself ready. Adjust your lighting, the angle of your device and frame yourself in a way you can show what you want to show and have room to express what you want to express.
While you are getting ready you will be able to see the following on this screen:
- The name of the Channel you’re about to broadcast to
- How many people are on your website waiting to watch you
- The “Switch camera” button in case you want to use the rear camera
- The “Start” button to begin your broadcast
- And the “Exit” sliding button in case you don’t want to broadcast right now.
Keep in mind that before you tap on “Start”, your website viewers will see a message that a Live-broadcast is about to begin. Start whenever you are ready!
As soon as you start your One-to-Many presentation it will begin using the camera that was selected on the previous screen.
On this screen you will be able to see:
- How many people are currently watching you (but haven’t necessarily given their names)
- How many are participating, meaning those viewers that have given their names
- How many “likes” your presentation has got so far
- The quality of the broadcast in real time, according to the available bandwidth. There are four different states:
- Insufficient: There is not enough bandwidth for the broadcast to work.
- Critical: The broadcast is working, but there may occur frequent cuts.
- Fair: The broadcast is working correctly. There may occur occasional cuts, but the overall experience is good.
- Good: The broadcast is working smoothly.
- How long you have been presenting