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! *NOTE: Recommend iOS 14 or higher

Union has put together a complete list to help you get setup by offering product recommendations to support for the day of your livestream! 

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 Union's Broadcaster App 

You will want to install Union's Broadcaster app to your iPhone. Please visit Setup Union's Broadcaster App for the complete setup! *Note: for anyone who will be streaming with an Android, please follow Livestream with Larix Broadcaster: Complete Guide

Step 2. Adjust your Camera Settings

Out of the box, your camera should be ready! However, we may want to adjust some settings like your resolution. To see our full setup, please visit Setup your Camera for Union Broadcaster.

Step 3. Setup your Audio 

Similar to your camera, you audio settings are set to a default mode so whether you're using AirPods or a Wireless mic, it should easily sync. Choose the appropriate article that fits your audio setup! 

Bluetooth Earbuds

If you are using bluetooth earbuds (i.e. AirPods), please visit Setup your Bluetooth Earbuds for Union Broadcaster

Wireless Mic

If you will be using a wireless mic for your audio source, please visit Setup your Rode Wireless Go II for Union Broadcaster. 

Voice + Music 

If you are using music in your studio and would like your virtual attendees to hear this too, please visit A/V for Voice and Music.

Step 4. Create a Livestream Test Event & Test your Livestream

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. Please visit Create a Livestream Test Event

Once your event has been created, learn how to run a Livestream Test with Union Broadcaster

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! 

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