Any Team Staff member (or Confirmed Team Member on teams with Streaming Permissions set to Confirmed Members) can start live streaming video of their team's games in GameChanger with just a few taps. This is a free feature for Team Staff members or permitted Confirmed Team Members.
How to Start a Live Video Stream
1) Select the appropriate team.
2) Navigate to the Schedule tab and select the event that you wish to stream.
3) Tap the green Go Live button.
4) If you haven't previously used the feature, grant GameChanger permission to use your device’s camera and microphone.
5) Tap the Start Live Video button to begin streaming.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does it cost to live stream games?
A: There is no cost to live stream games.
Q: Who can see the live streamed games?
A: We recently added audience controls to the video stream, and the streamer can opt to allow just "Players and Family" access to the stream or can open it up to "Anyone". Please take a look at our Live Video Audience Control article for help adjusting this setting for your team as well as for information on the default settings.
Q: Can I sign my account on one device to stream video and then sign in to my account on another device to score the game?
A: You should make sure that your team is using one account to stream video and a separate staff account to score the game. Attempting to use one staff account across two devices to score and stream the game can result in a loss of data.
Q: What happens if I leave the app while streaming?
A: If you put the app in the background for a short period of time (30 seconds or so) then the stream will pause for all viewers. Viewers will receive a message saying that the stream is paused. Once you return to the app you will be able to resume streaming. Please note that the stream will end if you leave the app for longer than this period of time.
Q: What happens if I lose my cellular/WiFi connection?
A: If you lose your connection while streaming, the stream will end for viewers. They will get a message saying that the stream has been ended. You will be able to restart streaming once you have a strong enough connection.
Q: Can I monitor my stream during the game?
A: Yes, anyone with the Staff role can receive a notification when the live stream ends. Make sure you've opted into notifications for GameChanger and the 'Live Stream End' notification is set to live. You can find this setting in each of your team's individual setting menu.
Q: What is the best way to stream a game?
A: We recommend that you are connected to the internet via a stable WiFi connection. You can also use cellular data to stream, but please note that this may consume multiple GB of data. To avoid this, you may want to consider using a mobile hotspot.
Q: Will I be able to re-watch live streamed games after they're over?
A: Team staff members and those with a Premium subscription can make use of our Video Archives feature to rewatch previously streamed games. Previously recorded games are available within the Video section.