Invited as a guest to join a StreamYard broadcast? Here's what you need to know:
Before the broadcast
Make sure you have the following:
- A laptop or desktop with a webcam and mic.
- A recent version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Opera
- A strong internet connection. Just like Skype, you must have a strong internet connection for it to work well. If possible, connect to your router with an ethernet cable instead of using WiFi.
- We recommend wearing earbuds or headphones to prevent audio echoes.
If you don’t have a laptop or desktop, you can also join the StreamYard studio on your mobile device such as a phone or tablet! If you are using an Android device, we recommend the Chrome browser.
If you are using an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone, we recommend downloading our mobile app from the Apple app store. Click here to download the StreamYard App! For instructions on how to use our app to join a studio as a guest, check out our article here. If you don't want to use the app, you can also join the studio directly from the Safari browser.
If you're on iOS 14.2, we recommend updating your device before joining. iOS 14.2 has some issues with audio stuttering.
Joining the broadcast
When the time comes, follow these steps to enter the broadcast studio:
- The host should provide you with a link before the show. Open the link in a supported browser for your device and you’ll be taken to their broadcast studio.
- Allow StreamYard to access your camera and mic.
- Make sure you have the correct camera and mic selected.
- Enter a display name. Use your actual name or the name of your brand. Then enter the studio.
The host will be informed that you’ve arrived. You won’t be part of the broadcast until the host decides to add you in. The page will update to let you know when you’ve been added. Then everyone will be able to see and hear you. This is your time to shine!
Remember, the host asked you to join because they want to hear what you have to say. Have fun!
Looking to add your own destinations to the livestream?
This is now possible using our Guest Destinations feature!
What can guests do?
- Participate on-stream with camera and microphone
- Share screen, videos, and slide presentations
- Communicate with other participants using private chat
- View comments from destinations being streamed to
- Use Virtual Background/Greenscreen effects
- Add their own destinations to the stream.
What can't guests do?
- Start/Stop broadcast
- Change broadcast settings
- Add themselves or their shared content to the stream
- Control graphics (overlays, video clips, etc) and layouts
- Show comments/banners on-stream
- See other participants backstage (only on-stream)