Top 5 tips for Live Streaming


Tip 1- Contact Support

StreamSpot Support can be reached by submitting a ticket during standard operating hours. (Eastern Standard Time). For urgent matters, you can request a callback on your ticket!

Tip 2 – Check your Network speed

Related: How fast does my Internet need to be to stream? 

The upload speed needed for your live broadcast will vary depending on the quality you’re trying to output. When a broadcast has higher quality, it means you need to upload more information, so you need more bandwidth. Also, keep in mind that your upload speed changes depending on the time, usage, and bandwidth allocation. You can go to Speedtest to test your upload speed.

For a good quality stream, you should have a minimum of:

  • 2 Mbps for 720p
  • 3.8 Mbps for 1080p

Tip 3 – Use a Wired Connection

If you want to improve your live streaming quality, use a wired Ethernet connection instead of Wi-Fi, as Wi-Fi connections can often be unstable. This often will affect your results. If you have access to a wired connection, you’ll have more stability, resulting in a better stream.

Tip 4 – Disable other connections

To further optimize your broadcast, you can also disable connections that aren’t necessary for your live stream. If you are connected via a wired connection, you can disconnect the Wi-Fi. If you see any other useless connections, make sure you disable them. 

Tip 5 – Do Test broadcasts to check results

Related: Test Address for transmission , Private Broadcasts 

Each of these changes can have a significant impact on your live stream quality. There’s no one-size-fits-all in live streaming. The best way to find the right settings for you is to test. StreamSpot allows you to go live in private, which means you can try all the different settings, and see how it goes.