What Livestream App is Right for You?
Livestreaming on Union is when a teacher is sending a live, HD quality stream of the class, and attendees can interact via chat instead of a two-way video call like Zoom. Attendees can see and hear your class and chat, but cannot appear in your stream or have a voice conversation with you.
Union offers two different apps to use for your livestream setup; Union's Broadcaster App and OBS (Open Broadcaster Source). Let's help you navigate what will work best for you and your company!
Union's Broadcaster App is a quick and easy way to livestream (or pre-record) your classes for people that prefer to stream from their phone.
If you're looking to get a little more technical with your livestreams and would prefer to run them via a laptop or computer, OBS is a more professional option.
Union Broadcaster App
Union Broadcaster App is the quickest and easiest way to get livestream in HD using just an iPhone or iPad. Once you login, you'll see your upcoming schedule, and just click an performance starting soon to stream.
For studios, you can configure users to be able to see all upcoming livestreams versus their own with Studio mode.
Union Broadcaster works with iPhone and iPads on iOS 15 or higher. If you're and Android user, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like recommendations on what you might need to succeed with Union Broadcaster, visit Standard Gear Recommendations
Visit the Livestream with Union Broadcaster: The Complete Guide when you're ready to get started!
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)
OBS is a free and open source software for live streaming. This platform provides high performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing. Please know, OBS can be a little more technical to setup and requires a Mac with an Apple Silicon Chip (M1 or M2) or an Intel Macbook Pro 2016 or later. To see all of Union's suggested gear for an OBS setup, please see below.
Visit our Gear Recommendations for OBS to see what products are recommended .
From start to finish, please visit Livestream with OBS: The Complete Guide when you're ready to get started! This article provides you the opportunity to follow a setup that matches the gear you're using.