With BoxCast you need to schedule a broadcast in the BoxCast Dashboard whenever you want to go live. If your event is always at the same time, you can schedule a recurring broadcast so it will be set up every time you want to go live.
Watch this video on how to schedule your first broadcast.
Start by clicking on Schedule a Broadcast.
Enter the information for that broadcast. You will want to fill out the title, and description, add a preview image, and select your source (BoxCaster, Broadcaster App or RTMP), date of the broadcast, start time, and end time.
Is it a recurring broadcast?
If yes, you will want to check "Make This a Recurring Broadcast" button. Learn more about recurring broadcasts.
Select your broadcast type
Ticketing Broadcasts can be embedded on your website or sent to your viewers via the BoxCast.tv link. Learn more about ticketing.
Private broadcasts will only appear in the dashboard. You can send a private broadcast to someone with the BoxCast.tv link created when the broadcast is created. Please note, the Private option does not apply to simulcast destinations (like YouTube, Facebook, etc.). A broadcast marked as private, for example, does not mean it will be private when simulcasted to a destination like YouTube (though, this is a privacy choice when scheduling the YouTube destination).
Select a channel
If using the channel feature, pick what channel you want the broadcast to appear in.
Select your social media destinations
Select your social media destinations by clicking on the destinations field. BoxCast allows you to stream to unlimited social media destinations and has integrations for the most common outlets like Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. We have an Other RTMP option if you plan on streaming to Twitch or other social media destinations, as well.
If you want to use our scoreboard feature or add an overlay before the broadcast begins, click on the overlays field. This is where you can add a manual scoreboard, automated scoreboard, or default overlay for the stream.
The last step is to configure your advanced settings. If you are using the BoxCaster, you will see a lot more options than streaming with RTMP. We recommend leaving these on auto-detect, however, you may need to explore advanced settings.
Once the broadcast is scheduled, you will be directed to the Broadcast Details page where you will be able to edit the broadcast as needed.
What happens if my broadcast is not over but we get to the end time?
You can always extend the end time of the broadcast while it is live to ensure this doesn't happen. If you do hit the end time the broadcast will stop so you will need to start another one.
How do I stop a broadcast?
After the broadcast is live, you will want to click on that broadcast and you will see a red STOP BROADCAST button on the right-hand side of the screen.
Can I edit the broadcast while it is live?
Yes. Just click on Edit in the top right corner of the broadcast and you can edit the settings.