In this article we’ll show you how to go live with the Mixlr Android app.
Install the app
If this is your first time using Mixlr, you'll need to create a new account.
Tap the 'ME' icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and you'll have the option to create a new account, or to log in if you already have an account.
TIP: If you create a new account you'll need to go to your email to activate the account before you can log in to the Android app.
Once your account is created and activated you can use your Mixlr credentials to login to the app.
Choose the Broadcast option from the home screen
After you have logged in you'll see the Mixlr home screen again. Here you’ll find two options: Broadcast and Listen.
Tap 'Broadcast' to continue.
This will take you to your Events screen. From here, you can either schedule an event for the future, or start a live event immediately.
To choose either of these options, tap the ‘New live event’ button, then select whether you want to start a live event now, or schedule an event for later.
If you select to schedule an event, you’ll be able to enter the following details:
- Event title
- Start time and date
- End time and date
- Event description
You’ll also be able to add an artwork image.
Tap ‘Schedule event’ once you have entered the event information to create your event. You’ll then be returned to the Events screen.
TIP: if you are scheduling an event in advance, it will be added to your events page for listeners to find. You’ll also be able to share it in advance of your broadcast. Click here to find out more.
If you have scheduled your event, you’ll now see it listed on your Events screen. When you’re ready to start the event, tap ‘Start’.
Start live event
If you select to start a live event, there is no time information needed to set up since this will be starting immediately. You'll be able to enter the following details:
- Event title
- Event description
You’ll also be able to add an artwork image here.
Tap ‘Create event’ once you have entered the event information, and you’ll be taken to the Broadcast screen.
Setup your broadcast
If you want to change your broadcast’s configurations before going live, tap the settings icon located on the upper left corner of the screen.
Here, you’ll find the following options:
- Broadcast quality: Normal or high. The biggest difference between these 2 broadcasting modes lies in how much bandwidth each one consumes. If you’re planning on broadcasting from your built in microphone or have a limited internet connection, we’d recommend using the normal quality mode. High quality mode is better suited for non-voice broadcasts with strong internet connections.
- Category: Select the category best suited for your broadcast. This will help you attract the right listeners.
- Recording mode: This broadcasting mode gives users the option to make the broadcast available on the showreel after its over. Please note that if this option is disabled, your broadcast will be permanently deleted as soon as it is finished.
- Test broadcast: Choose this option if you don’t wish to share your broadcast on Mixlr or any social network. This way your broadcast will still be public, but your followers won’t be notified and we won’t advertise it on our website.
You are now ready to go live. Tap the big button and you’ll be broadcasting live to the world.
Stop and save the broadcast
When you’re ready to go off-air, tap the stop button.
If you had the recording mode enabled, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to share it on your showreel so any listeners who missed the live show can still hear the recording.