Interested in starting up an IRL stream for the first time with StreamElements? This app is perfect for you!
StreamElements Live is an Android app designed to allow users to easily start an IRL stream.
All you need to do is make sure there's a stable connection, configure the app to accommodate your needs, and you're good to go! Check out the rest of this article to see how to set yourself up!
The main menu, accessed via the three-line hamburger menu in the top left, offers several stream settings, app options, and other functions:
Stream Settings: Broken down into Video Options and Live Streaming Options
- Video Options:
- Resolution: Changes stream resolution
- Bitrate: Changes stream bitrate
- Live Streaming Options:
- Auto Mute: Mutes stream audio when receiving a phone call.
- Keep Screen On: Forces the phone screen to remain active and never lock automatically.
Join our Discord Server: Provides link to the StreamElements discord for support
Open Source licenses: Open source libraries used to build the app.
Sign Out: Sign out of StreamElements and your Twitch/YouTube account.
The StreamBar overlay at the top of the app by default provides some important information:
Live indicator: Indicates whether your stream is offline or live.
Connection bars: Indicates the phone’s connection quality.
Upload rate: Provides the app’s current upload bandwidth when upload info is available.
Viewer count: Provides your stream’s current concurrent viewer count
Follower count: Provides your stream’s current follower count
Audience View Section
The Audience View section offers options to change and test aspects of the stream:
Alert box Preview: Allows you to test your alerts within the app to see size and position.
Alert box Enabled: Allows you to enable or disable your alerts and whether only you see them or if they appear on stream as well.
Stream Title: Allows you to change your stream’s title and category.
Streamer View Section
The Streamer View section offers two options, both of which are only visible by the streamer and not shown on the stream:
Show/Hide Events: Shows or hides your stream’s Activity Feed
Show/Hide Chat: Shows or hides your stream’s Twitch/YouTube chat
The camera section is the first section you see when first opening the app. The section includes the following options:
Switch: Switch between front and back cameras
Mute Audio: Mute your microphone
Mute Video: Hide your camera feed
Features: Includes two options:
- Change Orientation: The app locks phone orientation to either portrait or landscape. This option allows you to switch between these options.
- Flash: Turns on the phone’s flash bulb to use as a flashlight.
This FAQ is subject to continued updates and changes. Check back regularly!
Q. How do I edit my app’s overlay?
A. Upon connecting with the app, a new overlay labeled Mobile is created in your StreamElements account for you, which you can then edit as you wish like any other overlay.
Please make sure the overlay automatically generated name is not manually changed.
Q. Why do things seem squashed/stretched in the camera?
A. Some phones may experience some slight distortion due to how the phone’s camera preview manages its aspect ratio, but the distortion is not seen on the stream itself.
Q. Is this app replacing Ace Live Streaming?
A. No, Ace Live Streaming is not supported by us and no longer in-use.
Q. Is there an iPhone StreamElements Live app?
A. Not at the moment.