You may want to protect your close-knit community on Mixlr. Or, create events that are only accessible by paying listeners. Try private broadcasting.
This article will walk you through your privacy settings:
- how to hide your livepage on Mixlr.com
- how to set an access code for your listeners only
TIP: To enable privacy settings, you must have a Mixlr Premium Plus or Pro plan. Learn more about upgrading your account here.
1. Hide your livepage
Click on the Privacy button found on your dashboard. You can also jump directly to privacy settings. There, you'll see an option to Hide my livepage. Tick this box and save your changes.
This ensures your livepage will not be found on Mixlr's search index. This means it will not appear on Mixlr’s Explore, Popular, New, or Category pages.
The only way listeners can find your livepage is:
- through notifications sent to your followers, or
- if they have the direct URL of your Mixlr livepage
2. Set an access code
To restrict access to your livepage, you will need to tick the second option: Add an access code. This auto-generates an access code for you. Please note: Custom access codes are currently not possible.
Once you have saved your settings, your livepage will be private. It is only accessible with the access code. You can decide how to share the auto-generated code with your listeners.
Be sure to add your contact details (e.g. email, or link to your social media profile) so listeners have a way getting in touch to request an access code.
TIP: Listeners will only need to enter the access code once to gain entry to your livepage. If you are broadcasting exclusive content, you may want to generate a new code for each event or episode.
Generate a new code
To generate a new access code, navigate back to your privacy settings. Click Generate new access code. Previous codes will no longer be valid.
Your Mixlr embed player
If you set an access code for your livepage, your live player will be restricted too.
TIP: Host an exclusive event on your own website by embedding a live player. Find out how to embed a Mixlr live player on your own site.
Remove the access code
To remove all protections on your livepage, uncheck one or both options. Access and discoverability on Mixlr.com will be restored. There are no limits to how often you enable or remove privacy settings.
3. Limitations to consider
Mixlr Android and iOS apps do not support access codes currently. This means listeners will not be able to listen via their Mixlr mobile apps.
However, they can still listen via the mobile web on their phones, after entering the access code you have provided.
They will not be able to find your private livepage via the Mixlr mobile app.
Email notifications will be sent to your followers once a broadcast has started. They will not receive in-app notifications.
This is to ensure your show is kept secure.
Live stream URL
If you use the MP3 live stream URL, we advise using the embeddable live player if you want to keep your live stream private. Click here to find out more about the live stream URL.