Services LIVE has several settings that you can enable before or during the service, including embedding a video stream, setting countdown options, and changing the lighting, You can use LIVE from Services web or the iOS or Android mobile app.
Only Editors and Administrators can control LIVE by default, but other people can be given control from Service Type Settings.
To get to LIVE, click the dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the plan, and then click the Live button.
To add video or change the view, countdown, or lighting settings, hover your mouse over the top of the screen to access the toolbar. In mobile, tap the dropdown arrow.
See the sections below for information on how to use these features.
1. Add Video
Integrate Services LIVE with any paid Ustream or Livestream streaming video channel or YouTube or Facebook Live to see live video in Services LIVE. Only Administrators can set up video integration, but all users can see the video feed once it's set up.
Livestream and Ustream don't allow embedded videos at their free level. You'll be able to get an embed code, but when you click on the play button in Live, you'll be directed to their site to watch.
Expand the sections below to see how to copy the embed code from each service.
On your LiveStream video page, copy your embed code by clicking </> Embed, which will take you to the code.
Highlight and copy the embed code.
Go to your video stream share button in the lower right, and then click the < > embed icon.
Click Copy to Clipboard.
Go to your video stream on Facebook, click the upper-right of the post, and choose Embed.
Highlight and copy all of the code to your clipboard. Do not check the Include full post box.
Go to your video stream on YouTube, click the Share button under the video, and choose Embed.
Highlight and copy all of the code to your clipboard.
Once you've copied your embed code, go back to Services LIVE, hover your mouse over the top of the screen to view the toolbar, and click the arrow next to the video icon.
Paste the embed code into the white box.
Click Save and your video stream is enabled.
Adding video can only be done on the web app; video settings are not available on the mobile app.
2. Change the View
Hover your mouse over the top of the screen, and choose the second dropdown menu to change the view of the device. In mobile, tap the dropdown arrow.
To advance to move to the next item in one of the countdown views, use the arrow keys on a computer or swipe on a mobile device.
This view is great for speakers to easily see how much time is left. It shows only the main countdown and the estimated time service will end.
While in Countdown Full view, there are three different countdown modes, which will change the big countdown number but not the small service end estimator.
This view is great for churches that use live video to be shared elsewhere on campus like the nursery. By default, the screen will be green which allows you to use a live video mixer to replace the green with your video. If you already have a stream, you can add the video, and the green will be replaced with your streaming video.
This is nearly identical to Countdown Lower except instead of a countdown, your Current and Next items are displayed. When combined with the a video, this makes a great view for lobby/foyer displays.
As with the Countdown Full view, the focal point of this view is the countdown. However, this view adds a Now and Next view, which is helpful for the speaker to lead in or introduce the next item or speaker.
3. Change the Countdown
Hover your mouse over the top of the screen, and select the third dropdown box to change the countdown. In mobile, tap the dropdown arrow.
- Full Item Length: The countdown will start with the time of the item and count down to its full set item time.
- End Item on Time: The countdown will start based on what time the item needs to end.
- End Service on Time: The countdown will start based on what time the service needs to end.
4. Change the Lighting
Hover your mouse over the top of the screen and choose Light or Dark.
In mobile, tap the dropdown arrow and tap the sun icon or moon icon.