Getting Started

We created a straightforward interface designed to make the streaming process as easy and simple as possible for our clients. We’ve streamlined the process to get you streaming as fast as possible. Lets take a tour of all the elements of SetStream to get you familiar with the interface.

Interface Tour

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Let's start by purchasing a free trial. Navigate to the Shop page.

Select "Free Trial" and add it to your cart. Then proceed to checkout.

At checkout fill in your information, and create an account username. Your password will be sent to you in an email.

In a couple minutes you'll receive an email confirming that your account is setup. Now you can proceed to your Account Page.

This is the Account Page. This is where you'll manage all your projects and passes.

Here, you'll see all your new and used passes as well as any currently active passes.

Let's create our first project! Projects can be used for specific productions or for clients you work with regularly.

Your freshly created project will appear here with a link and password to login. You can manage the project yourself, or hand off the link and password to a producer or tech that will be managing the project.

This is where the magic happens. Everything you need to manage a project is here in the Project Dashboard.

First we'll need to activate our Free Trial Pass in order to stream. once the pass is activated, streaming will be available for the allotted time.

Now we need to invite some viewers. Viewers automatically receive an email with login credentials. Each user will have their own unique password sent to them. You can also re-send the email, see who is viewing, and remove user access from here.

Let's take a look at the Web Broadcast Module. Click to expand. This is what you'll use to stream via your web browser. We support Chrome for Web Broadcast.

Select your device and quality, then start streaming. This viewport shows you the raw image from the camera pre-stream. However you'll only see the image once you start streaming.

In the Streaming Information panel, you'll find links, passwords, and stream keys.

Here you'll find the RTMP URL and stream key. There is also a link to the Publisher Page, which we'll talk more about in a minute.

This is the Status Alert box. This is where you can send important alerts to all the viewers without the message getting lost in the chat.

This is your streaming viewport. It's what the viewers see. This enables you to ensure that your stream uplink is making a proper connection to the network.

You can participate in the chat here.

Let's login to the Publisher Page. You can send the Publisher Page link and password to a tech that will be sending the stream from set.

It's essentially a paired down version of the Project Page that only includes the Web Broadcast module and the RTMP Stream Key. It's a great way to have a technician send the stream without being privy to viewer chat and viewer access.

And finally we have the Viewer Portal. Our viewer works in any browser on any device. We recommend Chrome for best performance. Let's login with the credentials that were emailed to us and check it out.

There is a large viewport and chat box. You can go fullscreen, and on some browsers, picture-in-picture. iOS requires you to press play again every time you exit fullscreen. Above the chat area you'll see the Status Alert box.