Stream Club is the simplest and easiest way to live stream an event, that we've found at Uscreen. Plus, it's completely free! Setup is fast and directly in your browser. No extra software to download.
We recommend trying Stream Club if you're new to live streaming because it is so straightforward. However, it does have some limitations compared to other options, including only 1 camera source per user and 720p video. But we find this just fine for many of our live streaming customers, and worth the tradeoff for simplicity, easy setup, and being free. If you need something more robust, we recommend OBS.
Make sure you have a microphone and webcam setup to start live streaming.
In Uscreen, first navigate to Content, then Live Events to create a live event.
If you haven't created a live event before, make sure to check our help article for detailed instructions.
On the Stream tab, you're going to see a Stream URL and a Stream Key. These are needed so Stream Club can link with Uscreen. You will need to copy both the URL and the key to start streaming.
Since stream keys can be reused, you will have to wait at least 5 minutes from event to event to reuse the same key. If you are creating a completely new live event, then you won't need to worry about that.
In Stream Club, create an account, sign in, and start a new project, or select one of the templates. When your browser prompts you, make sure to allow access to share your camera and microphone.
When you are ready, select Go Live, scroll to the RTMP Output, enter the Stream URL and Stream Key, then Go Live!
Now, Uscreen is receiving your stream from Stream Club, but before you go live, make sure you give your Live Event a test. Go to Content and click Live Events. Select the Live Event you want to stream and click Edit. Then under the Stream tab, click on Test Player. If you see your video/content from Stream Club, you are ready broadcast this live event!
Just note that you sometimes have to wait a good 30 seconds to see your content, as there is a delay.
After testing the player, when you are truly ready for the live event, select Go Live. Now your users who are tuned in will see your live event, which you control from Stream Club 😁 Smile and you're live streaming!
When you are finished with your event, you stop the stream in 2 steps. First, you Stop Broadcasting in Stream Club. Then you Finish Event in Uscreen.
For your convenience, Uscreen automatically uploads a copy of live events to your video content. You can optionally publish this event, to make it available to your users. This is a great way to build your video content library, and share the event with your users who could not attend the actual live event.