Crowdpurr allows Embedded Live Streaming directly onto the participant's mobile device. Your crowd can now follow along with a live virtual host that is embedded directly into Crowdpurr's Mobile View. No need for a second screen!
This allows you to create cool virtual events such as live game shows, trivia contests, and fundraisers that are all hosted live by you (or your host) on YouTube Live.
Create your own HQ-style live hosted trivia game show. You can run a show several times a day, several times per week, or do a one-off for a special event, fundraiser, or company party.
The various display features of Live Streaming on the Mobile View
Previous Requirement of Second Device
Previously when using Crowdpurr with a live virtual stream, participants needed to use their mobile device to join the Crowdpurr Experience in order to answer questions, play trivia, etc. They would also need a second device in order to follow along with a Zoom meeting or YouTube live stream. This would require knowing both the Crowdpurr URL and a virtual meeting or stream URL.
With embedding live streams directly onto the Mobile View, your participants only need the Crowdpurr URL and a single device to both participate and follow along with the live stream virtual host and/or content!
Adding a Live Stream
To add an embedded live stream, go the salmon-colored Live Streaming tab on the Experience Dashboard.
Under the Embed Live Stream section, click on the live streaming service you want to embed.
Configuring The Live Streaming Service
There is some setup involved with the various platforms. Crowdpurr allows embedding from YouTube Live, Twitch, and Zoom meetings. Please see the below sections on configuring and embedding each of the various platforms and read them carefully in order to ensure success.
Embedding a YouTube Live Stream
Check out the detailed article Embed a YouTube Live Stream to learn how to set up YouTube Live for embedded streaming in Crowdpurr.
Embedding a Twitch Stream
Check out the detailed article Embed a Twitch Stream to learn how to set up Twitch for embedded streaming in Crowdpurr.
Embedding a Live Zoom Meeting
Check out the detailed article Embed a Live Zoom Meeting to learn how to set up Zoom for embedded streaming in Crowdpurr.
Pasting in the Live Stream URL
Once you've successfully configured your chosen streaming service, you will then have a URL to paste into the Embed Live Stream section. Click on your desired streaming service.
In the popup module, paste your stream's URL then click on the green Search button. When your live stream is found, click on the purple Add Stream button.
Your live stream is now all set to embed into Crowdpurr's Mobile View.
Enabling the Embedded Live Stream
After pasting in your live stream URL, you can turn the live stream on and off on the Mobile View by enabling or disabling the Live Stream Enabled switch.
This switch allows you to dynamically add and remove your live stream from the Mobile View without removing it entirely from your configuration in the Experience Dashboard.
Upon enabling the embedded live stream, it will automatically play with the sound muted. Your participants must touch the Unmute button to hear audio.
Live Stream Layout
The Live Stream Layout section allows you to change your live stream's aspect ratio layout in real-time. Your embedded stream will animate between the layouts.
The Full Width setting will display a full 16x9 "widescreen" version of your live stream. This is useful if you're streaming a live Zoom meeting with multiple side-by-side meeting participants and/or you simply want to display the entire stream's content.
Vertical Crop In
The Vertical Crop In setting will zoom in and crop your embedded live stream to focus more on the centered live virtual host. This is useful when you want participants to view the live talent from a closer perspective, using more of the mobile device's vertical screen space.
Moving the Embedded Live Stream
With embedded live streaming, there are times where you may want participants to focus on the live stream and have it take up the full screen of the Mobile View. Then, when it's time for participants to answer questions, play trivia, and/or interact, you may want the embedded live stream to move out of the way to allow the crowd to touch the answer option buttons or type in a text answer.
You can minimize and maximize the embedded live stream using the new Show Live Stream (Z) shortcut button under the Viewer Control box on the Experience Dashboard.
Enabling Show Live Stream (Z) will make the embedded live stream full screen and use the layout selected in the Live Stream Layout setting. Disabling Show Live Stream (Z) will minimize the embedded live stream to the upper-left corner of the Mobile View in a small circle.
When Show Live Stream (Z) is disabled and the embedded live stream is minimized, your participants can still hear and see your live stream. The stream is just minimized into a circle icon to allow the crowd to interact with your Experience's interface.
You can use the Z keyboard shortcut to minimize and maximize the embedded live stream.