You can start livestreaming on the Podbean app in a few minutes by following these simple steps. (Please create your Podbean account first.)
1. Prepare for Your Livecast
Before your live show, you should prepare and test your equipment for livestreaming within your budget to make sure you can live stream with the best sound quality. We recommend you always use a headset or headphones and a microphone.
You can also use Focusrite to live stream.
2. Start Livecast
Log into your Podbean account, click the red Record button-->Start Livecast button. Enter your live show information, click the Start Now button.
3. Interact with Listeners
You can begin speaking using your mic, and send text messages/emojis to your listeners by clicking the text icon/emoji icon.
4. Invite Cohost/Guest
Click the green person icon under the live show title, then input your co-host/guest’s email.
5. Enable/Disable Listener Call-in
Click the list icon to enable/disable listener call in. You can also mute and unmute your live show.
6. View/Block Listener
Click the profile photo of your listener in the chat section, then view his/her profile or block the listener.
7. Add Audio Effects
Click the star icon to add various audio effects.
8. Add Background Music
Click the music icon-->Add Music button to add background music. On the Add background music page, click “+” button to directly add background music, click the Import music button to add external audio files. You can select the play mode, and adjust the volume of the background music on the mini player.
9. Share Livecast
Click the Share icon to promote your live show on social media.
10. End/Minimize Livecast
Click the Exit icon-->End button to end your live show or click the Minimize button to minimize your live show. After you finish your live show, you can check the run time of your live show, your PodPoints earned, participants, and new followers.
Note: If you schedule a live show on the Podbean website, this scheduled live show cannot be run on the app.