About the author : Alex Pana

Alex Pana is the Marketing Manager at Oveit, the US-based tech company that developed Streams.live. Prior to joining Oveit, he worked with 2 of the world's leading financial services companies. Over the last 4 years, Alex attended more than 100 live and virtual events, understanding how entertainment and digital payments work together. He is people-oriented and although his role is to share the word about Oveit's solutions, he loves to learn about people's experiences. Be they good or bad. He has a degree in Public Administration. This is where he first learned that small changes can result in big improvements. Having this in mind it was only normal for him to join Oveit.

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Online Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a free, open-source software used mainly for live streaming and video recording. While Streams.live allows users to start a live video shopping session without using a third-party solution (you can go live using our iOS and web app using the device’s webcam), a more complex set-up may require one or multiple external cameras. In this case, we recommend OBS – as it’s a free and easy-to-use software that does an excellent job.

Once you connect the camera(s) and start receiving the video signal, you can easily connect Streams.live to OBS to deliver a complex live shopping event.

Here is to use OBS for live shopping.

you can watch the video tutorial here

or read the step-by-step guide below

Step 1.
From your Streams.live dashboard, select the Live Show option – this allows you to connect your channel and receive your video stream through the RTMP protocol.

Live Show option on Streams.live dashboard

Step 2.
After selecting the Start Session option (the big blue button), you will be prompted to your studio. Here you find the stream server and stream key information you need to connect OBS to Streams.live.

RTMP connections in Streams.live Studio

Step 3.
Start OBS and go into the Settings tab.m OBS will allow you to connect your video sources (one or more cameras) to your device, create scenes, and customize the feel and look of the video experience.

In settings, go to the STREAM tab.
In the Server category paste the RTMP info from Streams.live
In the Stream Key category paste the Key info from Streams.live

By doing this you will connect Streams.live and OBS, allowing the latter to send the video stream to our platform. Now, you are ready to use the video production for your live shopping show.

Step 4. 

Start Streaming on OBS. Once you start streaming, the image will be sent to your Streams.live channel and you’ll just need to press the “Go Live” button to start your live shopping events.

Streams.live Studio - starting a live shopping show

p.s. keep in mind that there will be a 15 seconds delay between the two software solutions.

 

Using OBS to stream your live shopping events is a great choice, especially when creating complex productions to entertain your community and highlight your products.

 

About the author : Alex Pana

Alex Pana is the Marketing Manager at Oveit, the US-based tech company that developed Streams.live. Prior to joining Oveit, he worked with 2 of the world's leading financial services companies. Over the last 4 years, Alex attended more than 100 live and virtual events, understanding how entertainment and digital payments work together. He is people-oriented and although his role is to share the word about Oveit's solutions, he loves to learn about people's experiences. Be they good or bad. He has a degree in Public Administration. This is where he first learned that small changes can result in big improvements. Having this in mind it was only normal for him to join Oveit.

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