Livestream with Union Broadcaster: The Complete Guide
If you are a creator or a teacher who will be using an iPhone, you'll be using Union's Broadcaster App!
Union has put together a complete list to help you get setup by offering product recommendations to support for the day of your livestream!
Looking for a quick start? Visit our Quick Start to Setup Union Broadcaster App!
Union Approved Gear
Before we built livestreaming at Union, we surveyed thousands of yoga students and found that audio quality was the most important thing to them–we didn't believe it at first, but when we thought about it, it makes complete sense. If you're practicing, you use your eyes some of the time but your ears all of the time. With millions on millions of minutes streamed since launch, we have heard that reaffirmed through post-class surveys and tickets we receive from end users.
Visit our Standard Gear Recommendation to choose the best setup for you and your business.
Setup your Gear and Test your Livestream
Once you have all of your gear, let's put it all together! We advise that when running any livestream test, you should be in your studio space, or where you'll be streaming your classes. This will provide you with more confidence that your stream quality is setup for success.
Step 1. Download and Setup Union's Broadcaster App
You will want to install Union's Broadcaster app to your iPhone. Please visit our Quick Start to Setup Union's Broadcaster App for the complete setup! If you're a studio, please update your Broadcaster App settings in your Union org.
*Note: for anyone who will be streaming with an Android, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. Test your Stream
We want to ensure a successful streaming experience for both you, your teachers, and your students! It's highly recommend that you run at least one livestream test before your first class. Make sure your account has Test Streams enabled and then learn how to run a Livestream Test with Union Broadcaster! As a reminder, please be sure to update your display/auto-lock settings to ensure your phone stays in "wake" mode.
Day of your Livestream
The Union team have complied our notes and feedback to help you and your team prepare for your livestream classes. These helpful practices include, checking your mic/video feed or recognizing potential streaming challenges. While we know everyone has their own way to check their gear and prepare for class, here are some suggestions to get you started and guide you towards your Day of Livestream with Union Broadcaster flow that fits you!