What is an OBS?
OBS means Open Broadcaster Studio and it's a platform that helps you customize every little detail of your livestream. It works in conjunction with live streaming platforms like Superpeer to make your livestreams look as beautiful and professional as possible.
Want to know more about how to use an OBS? Scroll to the bottom of this page for some useful resources.
Streaming on Superpeer using an OBS
Where to find your Superpeer stream's key
To find your Superpeer stream's unique stream key go to Dashboard -> Streams and click the three-dot menu for the stream you'd like to connect to your OBS platform.
From here, you can find your stream key and stream URL. This can be easily copied and pasted into your OBS platform and you can go live!
Things to Keep in Mind when using an OBS
Since you are not streaming directly through Superpeer, some of Superpeer's stream features will work a bit differently or won't be available.
It's all you: co-hosts and speakers don't work as normal if you're using an OBS
No raising hands: the raise hand feature and inviting guests on stage doesn't work while using an OBS
Pop-out Chat: you will need to pop out the chat window if you want to interact with your audience
Watching yourself on Superpeer: if you log in to your stream on superpeer.com you will see yourself as a viewer, not as the host
So, Should you use an OBS?
It's up to you! There are some really neat features an OBS gives you, but a few drawbacks too. If you're not sure what's the right decision for you, feel free to email us at [email protected] and let us know what you're planning on doing and we'll try to help you out.
How to use an OBS
First, you'll need to choose which OBS you'd like to use. Here's a popular option, but you should do a bit of research to see which one you like best.
OBS platforms give you tones of customization options for your stream, there's a wealth of resources on YouTube on each OBS platform. For example, here's a tutorial by a popular YouTuber to get you started!
(please note Superpeer is not affiliated with either of the examples given above, you should always do your own research)
Need more info? Email us at [email protected] with any questions or comments you have!