Getting started with Streams.live

Streams.live was developed for content creators that want to share their work over the internet. Virtual events organizers, webinar creators, (online) yoga instructors and more can benefit from a powerful tool that allows them to easily share their work with followers from all over the world.

How does the platform work?Streams.live is natively interconnected with Oveit. This integration allows you to sell access to your live or prerecorded content, without the need of a complicated set-up. 

Oveit is the tool that allows you to create your event and sell access to it. In just a few steps you can generate your event, set-up ticket categories, and sell access directly on your website. It has a direct debit feature, meaning that each time a customer places an order, the money will go straight into your account. You just need to connect your payment processor’s account.

print screen from Oveit's Dashboard - ticket categories

 

Once you create the event it automatically becomes available on Streams.live as well.

 

Streams.live Dashboard - list of events

 

From here, after you select the Start option (don’t worry, the stream will not start at that moment) you will see some features destined exclusively for the online experience.

 

advanced setting for a Streams.live online event

 

The permalink is the unique URL of your stream – this is the page from which your followers will access your online content. Don’t worry, if a viewer does not have the permalink of your event, they will be redirected on the landing page after the ticket code is entered. 

They just need to select the “I have a ticket” option:

 

Stream.live homepage

 

and enter the code available on the e-ticket they have received.

 

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P.s. no worries, if a client lands on your event’s unique URL (stream link) but didn’t buy access yet, they can do it straight from there. By selecting “Buy access” the registration widget will pop up, allowing them to register without leaving the page.

 

Option to buy tickets available on Streams.live

 

Streams.live is the platform that delivers the wonderful online experience. 

When you are ready to start broadcasting your work, log in into the platform, and select ‘Start”.

You will use one account for both Oveit and Streams.live

The first step will allow you to activate the chat. 

Select Start (again) for the final settings. Here, you have two options from which you can choose the source of your video. Choose between:

 

settings available in the Streams.live account - webcam and RTMP

 

Computer camera – allows you to stream content using the webcam of your device

RTMP – allows you to use a video editing software (read more)

 

Once you go live, attendees will have the option to chat, ask questions, and purchase products and services* (feature currently in the testing stage).

 

interactions-streams-live

 

Want to find out more? Drop us a line.

Selling tickets on Eventbrite? Broadcast your content with Streams.live

Technology’s mission is to make our day to day tasks simpler. To take a complicated process and to make it available at the touch of a button. As product developers, we always have two intentions when creating a new solution: to do something useful and at the same time easy to use. 

Over the last few months, as the pandemic forced event organizers to focus on creating virtual experiences, we have developed a streaming platform that allows content creators to monetize their digital work. Streams.live is a virtual platform that enables content creators to sell access to their videos. Virtual attendees can easily buy a ticket and access the stream using the code of that ticket.

 

streams.live landing page

 

By selecting the I have a ticket option, attendees can insert the ticket code and the system will automatically redirect them to the virtual event they have bought access to.

Streams.live is connected with Oveit, meaning all your events created on Oveit are, by default, available for streaming. 

The two platforms are synchronized, so nothing has changed when it comes up to event creation. You create and customize the event on Oveit, sell tickets on your website, and use Streams.live (using the same access credentials) when you are ready to broadcast your content.

 

list of events available in Streams.live

 

How does this work with Eventbrite? 

Oveit has integration with Eventbrite, meaning that events for which you sell tickets on Eventbrite.com can be imported into Oveit with just a click of a button. This action makes them available for streaming without the need for any complicated set-up. 

 

print screen from Oveit Dashboard

 

After selecting “Sync with eventbrite”, you will need to grant permission for the two systems to communicate. Then, the event will be automatically imported in your Oveit Dashboard, keeping all its original settings.

 

print screen from eventbrite - allow access to Oveit.inc

 

Once the event is imported on Oveit it becomes available on Streams.live as well. Virtual attendees can access it by entering the ticket code that was issued by Eventbrite. 

 

To summarize, in this case, Oveit works like a buffer between Eventbrite and Streams.live. It imports all the information and makes it available for streaming. With just a few clicks of a button.

Step1. Sell tickets on Eventbrite

Step 2. Log in into your Oveit and synchronize it with Eventbrite

Step 3. Log in on Streams.live (using the same access credentials) and start your virtual event. 

 

How to sell tickets through Callpay

At Oveit, we know how important ticket income is for your event. This is why we have integrated multiple Payment Processors for the direct debit option – each time an order is placed, money goes straight into your account.

If you want to activate Callpay as your Payment Processor, here is what you need to do:

From “Payment Methods” you can activate your Callpay Integration. The system will require your API username and password.

Oveit Dashboard - Activate Callpay Integration

No worries, if you haven’t activated your API credentials. this tutorial will guide you through. It will also show you how to add your IPN URL – this helps the two systems communicate, making your life a lot easier.

Log in to your Callpay account. From the Dashboard, select API Users.

api-users

 

Create a new user.

new-api-user

Fill the fields, tick the Terms and Conditions option, and Create your new user.

create-api-user

Once you have created your new API user (or if you already have one), you will need to activate the Webhooks. This way Oveit and Callpay will properly communicate each time an order is confirmed, rejected, or refunded. 

In the same Dashboard, from the “Your account” option select “Settings”.

account-settings

From the “Integration” dropdown, select the “Webhooks” option.

webhooks

Here, you will have to fill the Payment Success Webhook, Payment Error Webhook, and Refund Web Hook fields with the following link: https://l.oveit.com/callpay/ipn and Update.

ipn

Once your settings are updated you can go back to your Oveit Dashboard/Payment Methods and activate Callpay Integration.

activate-callpay-integration

Great! Now you can start selling tickets and money will go straight into your account.

 

 

How to set up Private Ticket Categories

Oveit allows you to create private ticket categories that can only be accessed by a private invitation code. Here are the steps you need to take in order to activate this option:

When setting up a new ticket category you will find two options: Public ticket and Private Invitation.

dashboard - creating new ticket categories with Oveit

 

Select Private Invitation and enter the unique code (*use your own private code) that will help your future attendees unlock this new category.

Oveit Dashboard - adding the code for the private invitation ticket category

Save the new ticket category.

 

For registration:

The registration form will initially display only the Public tickets categories. However, the system will ask if you have an Invitation Code.

print screen from Oveit's registration page

A text box for the code will open. The customer needs to enter the code and select the Apply code button.

Print screen with the Apply code option

If the code is correct the private ticket category will become available for registration.

code-ok

 

p.s. you can create multiple private ticket categories, each with its own invitation code. The code will unlock just the category associated with it.

 

 

Terms and Conditions checkbox (with active link)

How to add a Terms and Conditions link that sends customers on your own Terms and Conditions page.

This option is available from the “customer forms” and the link becomes available in the first step of the registration process.

Customers forms are enabled for Step 1 -Event settings-.

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When you reach the “Customer forms” step select the Checkbox option (as field type).

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The field supports HTML tags so in my example I have used:

I agree with the <a href=”https://oveit.com/terms-and-conditions.html”> Terms and Conditions </a>

You can use this format and simply change the link for Terms and conditions. Or, of course, use a different message, it’s your choice. Just make sure that you use the HTML <a href=”…”> tag in order to create an active link.

 

Here is the display of my input.

checkbox-and-active-link

P.s. customer forms also support  <i> italic </i> and <strong> strong </strong> HMTL tags, in order to help you pointing out what you think is really important.

 

Please let us know if you need our help.

 

How to use Oveit’s built-in NFC technology for access control

If you host multiple days events in spaces that have multiple areas/halls you know that sometimes it may be difficult to verify access credential for all of your attendees. One way to do it is to use different color wristbands, but this way will be difficult to collect information on your attendees’ access preferences: what time do they arrive? when do they leave? what halls/areas were most visited?

This is why we are using our built-in NFC technology for access control. The same wristband that is used for cashless payments and engagement can be used to both verify access credentials and collect real-time access information.

How does it work?

The NFC wristband is paired to the ticket (or digital wallet, as we like to call it) and stores all the attendees’ information (including access credentials). When arriving at a checkpoint attendee simply taps the “almighty” wristband and the system check is he/she has access to that particular area of your event. It also stores the check-in information, so afterward you will be able to see the areas attendees preferred.

How to set the NFC technology for access control?

When setting up the event decide which areas are available for each ticket category. In Oveit simply add those areas as Perks for each ticket category (for example, attendees that buy tickets for General Admission category will have access to Main Area and Cafeteria). If you leave the Quantity field blank there will be no limit for claiming the Perk – meaning that attendees can enter that area as often as they want.

As you can see, access to the VIP Zone area is not included in the ticket price and it can be pre-purchased for $15. The event organizer can offer this optional addon for all ticket categories or just for a specific one.

 

 

On-site, you will need to set up check-in points to verify access credential. You can use either Android mobile phones, either tablets/laptops + NFC readers. Attendees just tap their wristbands and the system verifies access credentials and registers the check-in. The best part is that the displayed screen is 100% customizable, allowing you personalize the interaction.

 

Contact us for more info on this!