So you're about to go live in Crowdcast and want to make sure your video and audio are as smooth as butter. You're in the right place, just follow these steps. :)
1. Use a modern browser
All things equal, Google Chrome tends to work best.
2. Have a strong connection
We recommend a minimum of 6-8 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload for a stable and consistent stream of video and audio. While you can stream with a 5 Mbps download, it will be a lower quality stream. An upload speed of 10Mbps is ideal for hosts and guests. Crowdcast will automatically drop down to audio-only mode if you or your viewer's connection is weak. If you can, try being plugged in directly to your internet rather than connecting over wifi.
Test your speed →
3. Test your mic, camera, and screen share
Let's connect to your camera and mic and save those settings for later. You will also want to test your screen share.
If you've followed the steps above you should be ready for an awesome event. Check out this Getting Started video or drop us a message in our support chat, or email [email protected], if you need any assistance. Good luck!