Starting & Sharing a Live Stream Session
Navigate to your Settings panel under the LiveStreaming section. Tap the “Live Stream” toggle to ‘ON’. You will see a bar at the top of the screen indicating that Live Stream is going.
Sharing a Live Stream Session
You can share a live stream URL with someone by:
- Entering their email address where it says “Email live stream link.
- Selecting the “Share live stream link” option and sending the URL through one of your communication apps (e.g. text message, email)
- Copying the livestream Live Stream URL by going to “Share live stream link” > select the “copy” icon and paste the livestream URL in an app outside of the Eko mobile app
Best practices for sharing a livestream session with a group
- Share the livestream session with yourself (enter your email address in the “Collaborator’s Email Address”) and forward the email to the group you wish to share it with.
- Share the livestream link in a group text message.
Ending a LiveStream Session
You can end a live streaming session by turning or Eko device off or by navigating back to the settings panel and switching the Live Stream toggle ‘OFF’. This will allow you to re-start the live streaming session at any time and have collaborators tune in using the same URL. We recommend this URL be saved as a “favorite” within the internet browser.
If you select “Reset URL,” the URL you shared will no longer be active. To start another live stream session, you will need to re-share the new URL with your collaborators.
Tuning into (listening) to a LiveStream Session
Collaborator will receive an email inviting them to join a live stream session. They can join livestream in their web browser using Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. They can also join the livestream from their mobile phone web browser using Safari. They will see the waveform moving across the screen and can listen to the audio. We recommend using headphones to listen.
Step 1: Collaborator will receive email and should click “Listen Now.”
Step 2: They will see dark waveforms moving across the screen and should listen to the audio using headphones.
Step 3: They will see this screen when the session has not begun, has ended or if the connection is lost.