In this article we’ll show you how to go live from your iOS device.
If you're interested in only listening to live streams via the Mixlr iOS app click here.
TIP - by default the iOS Creators app will use your device's built in microphone as an audio source. Click here to find out how to broadcast from a different audio source.
Install the app
Log in or create account
If you already have a Mixlr account, sign into your Mixlr account.
If you don’t have an account, you will need to register with Mixlr before broadcasting. Click ‘Create one’ at the bottom of the screen.
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 app.
Once your account is created and activated you can use your Mixlr credentials to login to the app.
Once you have logged in you will be taken to the 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 asked to enter the following details:
- Event title
- Event description
And 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.
Tap the red button to go live. Your status will change from off-air to LIVE NOW, and your waveform will turn red to indicate you are currently on-air.
By default, your broadcast will be saved as a high-quality recording in the app.
TIP: Your audio quality settings for your live stream does not affect your recordings.
To check out the chat room, swipe right to visit the next screen.
You can also tap the speech bubble on the bottom right to chat with listeners.
Share your live audio stream
Tap the share icon on the bottom left corner to share a direct link to your live broadcast!
End your live audio stream
To end your broadcast, press the red square at the bottom. You’ll be asked to confirm this action just in case.
Manage your recordings
After completing your broadcast, you can choose to publish your recording now, or save it to the device to publish later.
If you choose to publish later, your recordings will be stored under “Saved Recordings.”
When you’re ready to publish, click the red arrow pointing upward on the left.
Publishing will upload your recording to the Showreel, so your audience can listen back on-demand.
TIP: To manage any published Showreel recordings, you will need to visit your dashboard settings on mixlr.com. You can read more about using the Showreel in this article.