New to video streaming on GameChanger Team Manager? Not sure how you should be holding your phone, or wondering if you need some extra equipment? We've got you covered. Keep reading for tips on how to create the best possible video streaming experience for your team's parents and fans.
How should I hold my device while streaming video?
If you're holding your device in your hands, make sure to keep it in landscape mode while streaming. This will ensure that your viewers get a wider angle of the action.
Will streaming video drain my phone's battery?
You should expect streaming video to drain your phone's battery at a faster rate than using the other parts of the app. Please plan accordingly.
Should I use WiFi or cellular?
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.
Will my viewers be able to hear me speaking?
Audio will get picked up by your device's microphone. You may need to go through some trial-and-error by speaking at varying volumes while streaming to find the right fit with your specific device with your viewers.
What if I get a call/text while streaming?
Answering a call or text message while streaming may interrupt the stream. To avoid this, we recommend putting your phone into Do Not Disturb mode while streaming.
Through user feedback and our own tests, we've prepared a list of items that coaches should consider having on-hand while streaming. These items will help ensure that everyone has a good streaming experience:
Fence mount or tripod to keep the phone steady and at a good angle for viewers
Portable charger to keep your phone going through a full day of games
Velcro zip tie to keep the charger attached to whatever the phone is mounted on
Phone-cover to protect from sun and inclement weather