Broadcast a Livestream from your Android Phone
First, run the Internet Speedtest and jot down your Upload speed. You'll need it later in the process. We recommend that you show at least 6mbps-10mbps as the upload speed for a high quality stream.
Now, install the Larix Broadcaster app from the Google Play store on your phone.
Click on the Larix icon to open the app:
Then, allow the app to use your camera and access your media:
You should see video through your camera. Now we need to make sure your phone will broadcast to Union. Click the gear icon in the top-right corner:
Let's create a New connection:
You may have received a Stream Key from the Union back end, copy the link and add to Larix. *When pasting the link into Larix, please check that no space has been added to the front or end of the URL
Put Union in for the name, and the above in for the URL and Save (you will immediately receive an error if this is not correct):
Go back to Settings:
Let's double-check our camera settings to make sure we're delivering the best possible quality class for people joining on livestreams and replays. Click on Video:
Click Video Size:
If your speed test showed an upload speed of 10mbps or higher, please select 1920x1080
If your upload speed was between 6mbps-10mbps, please select 1280x720:
Go back to Video Parameters and scroll to the bottom and click Mode (under ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING)
Choose Ladder Ascend:
Click back button (next to video parameters) to go back to Larix settings
At the top, click the back button to go to Larix:
And we're ready to stream! Now click the big red button to record:
And when streaming you should get details about how long your stream has been going, that you are connected to Union, and the current data rate you are streaming with. To stop streaming, just click the record button again (now a square):
Good luck! Should you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.