Pro Tips for Play Pro: How to Use Your Mobile Device as a Live Source for Video Contribution

Are you looking for an easy way to use the SRT protocol in your video streaming workflows? Haivision Play Pro is a free mobile app for iOS and Android that allows you to watch live SRT feeds and even contribute live SRT streams directly from your mobile device.  In our Pro Tips for Play Pro blog series, we’ll guide you through what you need to know in order to make the most out of Play Pro, with blog posts outlining:

Now let’s go over how to use Play Pro to stream live video.

Haivision Play Pro for iOS

Easily watch and create video streams from anywhere – using your Apple device and an internet connection.

Create Live SRT Streams Using Your Mobile Phone’s Camera

With Play Pro’s Stream feature, your mobile phone is instantly transformed into a low latency contribution source. It’s the easiest way of getting an SRT stream into a live video workflow when using live production software like OBS or vMix for producing live streaming content. This makes Play Pro a cost-effective alternative to deploying equipment and resources at remote event locations.

To stream live using your mobile device’s camera, here’s what you need to do:

  • From the Home screen, tap Configure your Services
  • Select Add Services
  • Tap the + icon above Set up a Local Lineup Channel List
  • Give it a name and then click Next
  • Click Add to create a channel
  • Fill in the Channel Nickname and Description
  • Set the function to Stream
  • From here, you can set the Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Resolution, and Frame Rate
  • Choose your codec, either 264 or HEVC
  • Set the protocol to SRT and choose your SRT Mode: Caller, Listener or Rendezvous
  • Now, you need to enter information about where you are streaming to: IP Address or URL and Local Port
  • You can also enable Encryption, and adjust the SRT Latency
  • Once you’ve finished setting up the channel, tap Save

You can now stream live by swiping right and clicking on your new channel in the Browser menu on the left!

Haivision Play Pro – The Definitive, FREE, Mobile SRT Player

The SRT Protocol protects against jitter, packet loss and bandwidth fluctuation, ensuring the best possible viewing experience – even over unpredictable networks like the public internet. With Play Pro, experience the reliability and resiliency of SRT on your mobile device, no matter where you are!

Haivision Play Pro for Android

Play, monitor, and contribute SRT streams from anywhere, from your Android device!

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