Livestream Standard Gear Recommendation

Union's confident on how easy it is for you to livestream your classes whether you're remote or stationed in studio! We have found this to be the best and easiest model for clients who are looking for high quality streams that highlight the teacher and their voice only. In this article we've listed our suggestions for gear and provide articles that will walk you through the steps to get your streams up and running. If you are looking to use music during your classes, please refer to A/V for Voice and Music

If you are curious about what streaming apps Union integrates with, please visit What Livestream App is Right for You?

For Your Video

We have found that most people's best video camera is their phone. *NOTE: we do not recommend using an iPad for streaming. The video quality is typically lower and we have found that there can be audio and streaming issues with certain versions. 

  • iPhone X, Xs, 11 or higher (OS requirements 16 or higher) 

Mount your Phone

Here are some suggestions for tripods to hold your phone steady! Any adjustable tripod should work but we do advise it be mobile friendly.

For Your Voice

Bluetooth Option

Use high quality Bluetooth earbuds so your voice sounds close and warm. They're battery powered and snuggle right in your ears, so you have full range of motion.

Affordable Options

For iPhone

For Android

Wireless Mic Option

If you would prefer the use of a wireless mic option, we have found that the Rode Wireless Go II provide excellent audio. The Wireless Go II comes with one receiver and two transmitters (microphones). Typically the Wireless Go II comes with 3 USB-C to USB cables and 1 SC5 3.5mm TRS to TRS cable. 

Additional Accessories for Rode Wireless Go II (optional)

Adapters & Charging

Here's a list of some gear we think could be helpful! If you are using a wireless mic.

  • For iPhone: USB-A + Lightning Adapter $18.98 (allows power, connection to Rode Wireless Go II, and ethernet connection). This option was listed above in the Wireless Mic Option
  • You may need a longer charging cord depending on your setup but a charging cable is highly recommended. 

Monitor your Stream

We recommend having a second device (i.e. laptop) so you and your teachers can check your livestreams and chat with your class with Union's Streamboard feature.

Software to Stream

You will be using Union's Broadcaster App. When you're ready to setup your gear, please visit Livestream with Union Broadcaster: The Complete Guide

*If you are looking for a more technical setup, please visit our collection Streaming with OBS.

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