Installing OBS to your Computer

First, run the Internet Speedtest and jot down your UPLOAD speed. You'll need it later in the process. We recommend you have 10Mbps UPLOAD to broadcast a Full HD stream on Union.

Download Open Broadcaster Software | OBS from your web browser and select the software for your device to begin the download.

NOTE: If you're a macOS user, please be sure to choose the appropriate software to download. Meaning, if you're an Apple M1, please be sure to choose MacOS (Apple Silicon) after choosing "macOS". To check if you're running on Apple Silicon, click on the apple in the upper left corner >  About this Mac.

Once you save the software (.dmg), drag and drop the file into your applications folder.

Click on the OBS icon to open the app and select Open to acknowledge this was downloaded from your browser.

Let's connect the streaming component. In the lower right corner ( Controls), click Settings

Select  Stream and for the Service, choose Custom

Open your browser and sign in to your Union account. You can locate your Server and Stream Key from Union's Locations (Products > Locations)Click on your space to copy and paste the following into OBS:

Server: rtmp://

Stream Key: remaining number/letter combo

Once you have pasted the server and stream key into OBS, click  OK

If you get kicked out from your settings once you select OK, revisit your settings and choose Advanced. Scroll to the section called Network and enable Dynamically change bitrate to manage congestion.

Up next, learn how to connect your camera and audio to OBS! 

Please choose your camera setup for the appropriate article:

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