Starting a live stream
Rasmus Falk Neerup Johansen avatar
Written by Rasmus Falk Neerup Johansen
Updated over a week ago

(This article will help Boon Creators)

You have two options when it comes to live streaming.

Option 1: Smartphone and the Boon Video app (Recommended)

We recommend using a smartphone for your live streams. Modern smartphones have cameras that are great for live streaming. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download our app for iOS or Android

  2. Log in using your Boon account

  3. The app will automatically detect your next upcoming event.

  4. When the countdown stops, click “Go Live.” (Remember: You are first able to connect 5 minutes before the event start time.)

  5. Once the live stream is over, click the “End” button

🚨Important to remember:

  • You’ll need a high-speed, steady Internet connection. We recommend 10 mbps upload speed (but a steady 7.5 mbps may be enough).

  • Always check your Internet before you start live streaming. You can do a test stream or use Make sure no one else is using your Internet while you are live.

  • Remember to turn on “Do not disturb” on your phone.

  • Fully charge your phone before the live stream. If possible, keep your phone plugged in while live streaming.

  • Conduct a test stream before going live to make sure the Internet, sound, camera angle, and everything else is in place before you start.

You can also view the step-by-step video tutorial for a walkthrough.

Option 2: External cameras and third-party software (Advanced)

You can also live stream using external camera(s) and third-party software. Some Creators will want to use more than one camera or record using professional video hardware. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download the third-party software. We recommend OBS (Open Broadcast Software).

  2. Install the software on your PC or MAC.

  3. Set up the software using the credentials in the “Stream” tab, by selecting the “Custom” service. (This becomes available after you schedule a live stream.)

  4. If you’re using OBS, go to the “Video” tab. Here, set both the “Base Resolution” and “Output Resolution” to 1920x1080 (Full HD).

  5. Under the “Output” tab, we recommend the following settings:

  • Output Mode: Advanced

  • Encoder: x264

  • Rescale Output: Off

  • Bitrate: 5000 kbps

  • Keyframe interval: 2

  • Leave the rest of the settings as default.

🚨 Important to remember:

  • Live streaming via OBS requires a steady, high-speed Internet connection with at least 7,5 mbps upload speed.

  • You’ll need a desktop or laptop with a high processing power. (We recommend one with a quad-core processor and at least 8GB of RAM.)

  • We recommend restarting your computer and shutting down all unnecessary programs before every stream.

Note: We cannot offer technical support or troubleshooting for OBS.

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