While PayBee helps you create and manage your virtual event, the live-stream video that is connected to your event must be broadcast on a platform like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, etc.

Choosing a broadcast platform

Our recommendation is YouTube since it offers the least delay of 2-3 seconds (you must tweak your latency settings to achieve this). Listed below are platforms we have worked with:

  • YouTube: 2-3 seconds delay

  • Twitch: 3-4 seconds delay

  • Facebook: 25 second delay

  • Vimeo: 18-20 second delay

Note: If you do decide to go with YouTube, your channel must either have been created before 2018 or have over 1,000 subscribers in order for you to connect the live-stream to PayBee. YouTube has restrictions on channels that do not follow these criteria and does not allow embedding on other websites. For more info on using YouTube as your broadcasting platform, click *here*.

Choosing a streaming tool

You are able to use any tool (hardware/software or web-based) of choice to broadcast the live-stream on YouTube/Twitch (and ultimately PayBee). Some examples are StreamYard, BeLive, VMix, OBS, ECamm, etc.

For beginners, we recommend StreamYard - it is beginner friendly, easy to set up and offers various pricing tiers (free being one of them).

Connecting the live stream to PayBee

Once you have set up your live-stream, you must use the embed link and connect to PayBee. To find the instructions on how to get the embed link for YouTube, click here. For Twitch, click *here*.

Then, log onto your PayBee account. Go to Manage -> Virtual Events. Click Edit under your event and scroll down to the Live Stream Info section. Select your Stream Provider from the drop down and then paste the embed link under Live Stream URL. Then scroll down and click Update. Your live stream is now connected to your virtual event. When you run the event, the live-stream will be visible to all attendees.

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