Set up

 
To go live on Youtube using Be.Live you'll need to have the following equipment:

  • Computer/laptop
  • Chrome browser/Safari browser
  • Google account and Youtube Channel 
  • Web camera 
  • Stable internet connection

We start by going to https://be.live/ and clicking Start Broadcasting (you may need to create your Be.Live account first)

Going Live

If you are all set up, then it's time to start!
You are in the studio.
Click Set destination > Select destination > Youtube

Once you press on Youtube, you will choose Google Account to connect with Be.Live.
You can go live either to your Personal or Branded Channel.

Then click Allow to give Be.Live permissions to the Google account (No worries, Be.Live WILL NOT post without your permission). 

This is a standard agreement for YouTube/Google when giving permission to a third party app. It only means that you will have access to your YouTube channel and be able to create/edit shows, access comments and delete your shows directly from your Be.Live account. 

Now you can add Stream Title and Stream Description to your broadcast.
Also, you can set the privacy settings for the broadcast, which can be:

  1. Public (broadcast can be seen by anyone on Youtube)
  2. Private ( broadcast can be seen by you and the people you choose)
  3. Unlisted ( broadcast can be seen and shared by anyone with the link. Your unlisted videos won’t appear to others who visit the "Videos" tab of your channel page. They won't show up in YouTube's search results unless someone adds your unlisted video to a public playlist)

When you are ready, click Save.
Now you can add your customized branding 😃 Check this article for a quick setup!

In the top right corner, you will see the Internet connection indicator. It shows your network quality.
More information about the network quality you may find here.

Now let's connect your camera! Please, press the icon highlighted below. 

After that you'll see that your camera is connected in the staging section. 

To change the settings of your camera and microphone you need to press on the gear button above your camera preview, that's it :)

There you can also check if camera and mic are connected and working. In addition, you can change camera resolution in these settings. The default resolution is 480p. Lower resolution works better with slow connection and older computers. If you're on a powerful device and your internet connection is stable, feel free to increase it to 720p. 

You can learn more in this article 😃 

You can mute yourself or turn off the camera and go live only having your audio on, to do so, please, use the buttons of microphone and video camera on your camera preview.

To move yourself to the broadcast, please, press on the "Show in Stream" icon. 

Voila! You're in the broadcast!

The last step to go live is to press on "Start" button!

You see? Easy-peasy :)
Before going live you'll see the countdown, so no worries, you will definitely know when you are on the air!

Hover the mouse in the top right corner of the preview window, and you will see the reactions and the view count.

If you don't want this panel to disappear, simply click the pin icon and it will stay displayed 😉 

Once you've started your show you can find the link to it in your Be.Live profile.
Simply go to Profile->My Broadcasts and see the link under "Destination"


To finish your broadcast simply press on the red button with the stop sign in the top-left corner.

NOTE, it's possible to add 4 video sources to the broadcasting section and up to 2 "audio only" sources.

Wondering how your broadcast can stand out? 

Here are the features we offer:

  • customize your show with the branding feature 
  • add guests to join you on the show
  • share screen/ share a PowerPoint presentation 
  • add intro/outro videos
  • displaying comments on the screen, etc.
  • schedule your broadcast

Happy broadcasting!



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