Scenario

You've used StreamYard before and loved it, or heard good things and want to try it. Now you need to know how to use it for a HeySummit event as part of a multi-streaming strategy.


Quick Start

We don't integrate directly with StreamYard so although you can create content on their platform, to broadcast it you will still need to go through an online video platform of some kind that can receive the data. Some examples are YouTube or Vimeo, but you can use others using our Custom URL option


StreamYard has a direct integration with YouTube meaning that might be the easiest option. Follow the steps below to set this up.


  1. Head to your StreamYard account and make sure you have your YouTube channel of choice set up as a destination.
  2. Navigate to Broadcasts, select Create a broadcast and then New broadcast.
  3. Select your YouTube channel as your destination or one of your destinations, then enter your broadcast info, selecting Schedule for later. 
  4. Once this is done and you've clicked Create Broadcast, head to YouTube by clicking on the More dropdown menu then View on YouTube to copy the stream's ID.  

    Top tip: If you don't want your session to be searchable on YouTube, change the privacy setting to Unlisted while you're in YouTube studio. 

  5. Now we want to head back to HeySummit, go to Content > Talks and add your stream's ID under your Video Settings >  Custom Stream then press Save.

  6. You're all set! At the scheduled live time, start the stream from StreamYard. The session will show up embedded in your event. 

Top tip:

If you're inviting other speakers to talk at this session, in StreamYard click on the More dropdown menu next to the scheduled session, then Invite a guest. You'll be able to email the speaker from there or copy the link to send via a different method. This is how they'll join the session at the live time.