• Download the app
• "Allow" when prompted for permissions.
The "Read Phone State" permission is needed for the auto-mute on incoming calls option.
• The app will offer you to go through a Tutorial, click Yes to check it out.
You can also access the Tutorial and the extra Help FAQs in the navigation menu.
• Also in the navigation menu (left), select between Twitch or YouTube streaming.
You can also stream to other RTMP servers (for example Facebook), or "mirror" to VLC or OBS on a PC.
• Next, you can choose between Screen Stream or Camera Streaming via the input mode menu on top. For IRL streams, you will likely use Camera Stream mode, unless you want to stream more than just the camera like a GoPro/Drone + Facecam.
• Go to the Settings and set the Video options to what you think your device + network are capable of. You can also check out the Live Chat and Facecam options while here.
• Twitch/YouTube: tap the Go Live button and the app will take you through the login process*.
• Twitch Only: when you tap the Go Live button for the first time the app will prompt you to pick an ingest server. Pick the closest one to you.
• YouTube Only: To access brand accounts, turn on "Web Login" in the Settings and try again.
• Once logged in, you'll be promted to set status and game:
• You are now live! The stream will continue even if you switch away from the app**.
You can use the Screen Rotate button to switch to landscape mode to match the stream resolution fully and remove the black areas on the sides:
• Stop by pressing + holding the Hot Corner, or pressing the Stop button in the app, or using the notification area.
• The app has native alerts built in which you can turn on (before going live) and customize in the Settings***.
• You can also use the Web Overlays with external alert providers (like StreamLabs or Muxy). The main thing to note about the web overlays is they are not scaled in Camera-Only Streams. So set the size to match the video options you have selected.
For example, if you are streaming at 480p, setting the web overlay to the same size (854x480) will make it fit the entire screen on stream, yet look smaller on your phone (since it's higher resolution). The easiest thing to do is set it to the smallest resolution you expect to stream at, and leave it like even if you go higher res sometimes.
The native alerts are more efficient, while web alerts can be more reliable. If you have a high end phone, use web overlays for alerts. Be sure to set the Opacity option to 0% if you dont want any background to show up on top of the stream while there are no alerts.
*if you want to test your setup, you can either use a secondary test account, or set your YouTube live stream to private mode and test there.
**in Screen Stream mode, your screen is the video source. So when you switch away to other apps or your home screen - its all part of the stream. In Camera Stream mode, the camera is the video source and you can freely use your phone (except the camera app).
***a lot of the settings can be changed without stopping the stream.