How to connect your live stream


Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

To run an event in Altar Live, you must already be live streaming your service or events.

To connect a video or live stream, all you need to do is copy and paste the video feed url of your live event in the event details. Altar Live will automatically create embed code to fit within the Altar Live iframe. Check our list of streaming players to find instructions on how to find your stream url for each platform.

Setting up your live stream feed

Step 1: Create an event

Step 2: When you get to the stream step, select which live stream player your link will come from.

Step 3: Copy and paste the live stream url from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Zoom, or your custom live stream provider.

Step 4: Upload an image from your computer that will be displayed as a thumbnail when you share the link. Choose an image that best represents the event, such as a sermon series slide or event banner.

Step 5: Add your pre-event slides.

Step 6: Enter any other event details, then publish your event.

Step 7: Once your Altar Live event is live, an event host can start the live stream player in Altar Live by clicking Go Live. Learn more about event timing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect non-live videos?

Altar Live hosts pre-recorded, live or simulated live streams in an iframe on our platform. We support almost any video player such as Facebook, YouTube, Zoom, or Vimeo. Currently, we also support some live stream providers that have their own video players.

What’s the difference between live and simulated live?

A live broadcast is happening in real time. Simulated live broadcasts allow you to upload a pre-recorded video and schedule it to play at a specific time as if it were a live online event. Different from uploading a video file that someone can play on-demand, simulated live ensures all viewers who visit your page view the same stream and at the same point no matter when they joined. You can play a simulated live event if you connect a live stream player like Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo that allows you to stream an event as simulated live.

Can I have multiple streams/services running synchronously in one account?

Yes, Altar Live allows you to host multiple events at the same time. Each event will have their own unique link.

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