How to Get Started with the Livebox TV Mobile App?

  The Livebox TV is available to the user in both websites and in the mobile app. In today’s scenario, most of the world’s population uses mobile phones, so the presence of a mobile app of your channel can make you connected with your viewers 24/7. Thus by not constraining yourself only to the website, you can also switch between a mobile app for your Livebox TV. The Livebox TV mobile app is user-friendly and the following steps will help you to understand the Livebox TV better.

  • Install the Livebox mobile app.
Livebox IPTV mobile app
  • Now you are looking at the first step of your mobile app. Wait for few seconds and you will be connected to the login portal.
mobile app Livebox
  • Through this login portal, the user can register to subscribe your TV channels.

Note:  If your user registers from their mobile to subscribe to your channel, it is enough of you to activate your user’s device in your Livebox TV Manage Device option.

Livebox IPTV
  • In the Livebox TV app, the user can get their mobile “device ID” by clicking the option provided at the top corner.
  • The registered user can log in to your Livebox TV by entering their Email and password stay in touch with your service 24/7.

Note:  The device ID is very important for the activation of your Livebox TV service to the user device.

IPTV Livebox
  • This is how your mobile app interface looks like once the user gets logged in.
  • The user can access your different channels from the navigation menu.
Livebox IPTV set up
  • In this given image, you can see a channel “Cricket” under the “Sports” category.
  • By clicking on the thumbnail image of your channel, the user can get to see your programs.
private IPTV set up from Livebox
IPTV setup from Livebox

This is how your Livebox TV user views your distribution of programs. It doesn’t stop just with this, you can also,
– Produce broadcasting programs.
– Buy some broadcast syndication programming.
– Be part of the high-scale broadcasting network.
With Livebox TV You can set up your professional TV station that too in a low-budget expense.

How to Create a Video Conference App on Livebox?

To create a video conference mobile app,

  • Go to the Livebox App Store.
video conferencing app
  • Install the APK Builder app.
APK Builder app
  • Click the “Create an App” button under the Livebox Video Conference specification.
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  • Give a name for your app, then enter the display name and app description.
video conferencing app generator
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
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  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below” button to download APKclick on the “Download APK” button.
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  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format. So, extract the file.
video calling app
  • In the unzipped file, you can use the “Testing.apk” to test the app on your device and “Release.apk” to upload your app to the play store.
Apk Builder

Now, finish the app installing process on your mobile device.

  • Then get into your brand-new app from your mobile device.
  • Set your chat name and click the “Join” button.
video conferencing app from Livebox
  • To invite your peers to the video call, you can just send the link, so that, they can join you from anywhere.
videoconferencing app builder

And within a few seconds, you can join on a video call with your peers irrespective of the place and distance.

How to Create a User on the Livebox TV?

  A User in the Livebox TV can be created in either way- the user itself can register through the Livebox TV signup portal or the admin can also manually create a user by giving the user’s credentials.

To manually create your user,

  • Go to “Users” from the navigation menu.
LIVEBOX-TV-Admin-Panel
  • In “User” click the “Add User” option.
  • Enter your username, Email, set password, and phone number.
  • Then give “Submit”.
add user on Livebox IPTV

If the user registers using the signup portal, then the user gets added to your user’s list from where you can subscribe the user to your Livebox TV.

add user on Livebox IPTV

This is how the mail looks. The mail provides you a link to your interface along with your log in details. Click on the link so to enter your access page. 

Autostream YouTube Channel Videos

It is now happening in Livebox also to stream your YouTube channel videos to your websites, blog sites, and other social media destinations.

To take through your YouTube videos and to popularize your business,

  • Go to Livebox Autostream feature and click the “Create” button.
YouTube Autostreaming
  • Go to your YouTube channel to copy the link of your channel.
  • Now go to the Livebox Autostream and click the “YouTube Channel” option.
YouTube Channel videos Autostreaming
  • In “YouTube channel Links” bar copy-paste your channel URL.
Youtube channel videos
  • Under “General settings”, give playlist name, streaming URL, set preset and buffer size.
  • Then click “Play” to create your channel videos in the Livebox Autostream.
autostreaming playlists with YouTube video
  • Your channel is recreated in the Livebox Autostream as a playlist. All your YouTube channel videos get started to play consecutively.
automated playlists with YouTube videos
  • To preview your streams, go to your channel dashboard and preview your playlist.
Livebox Autostream feature

You have successfully added your YouTube videos to the Livebox Autostream. Go ahead with popularising your brand, product, business/organization by streaming it live on social media/streaming platforms.

How to Broadcast on Live Radio App using the BUTT Streaming Software?

  • Install BUTT streaming software on your PC.

(BUTT is a multi-operating system client broadcaster. The software is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.)

  • Now back on the Live Radio app, create your Station.
  • Create a Streamer DJ account on the Live Radio app.
  • Make sure that you have enabled your SHOUTcast/Icecast Port on the “Settings”.
shoutcast-settings
  • Select the “Station” to which you are broadcasting and set the SHOUTcast/Icecast port.
  • Then enable your port and “Save” the settings.

Note:  To get your Port details, go to your Streamer DJ account.

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  • Then go to Streamer/DJ Accounts from the navigation menu. 
live-radio
  • And here you’ll be getting your Icecast/SHOUTcast V1 client details.   
streamer DJ account
  • Now go to the BUTT streaming software.
  • Click the “Settings” button.
  • A dialog box opens, where under the “Main” menu, you’ll get the “Server Settings”.
  • To add your Server, click the “ADD” button.
settings
  • A dialog box “Add Server” opens, where you can fill your server details.
  • To get your server details, go to Streamer/DJ Accounts from the Live Radio’s navigation menu.
BUTT broadcasting server
  • On the Streamer/DJ Accounts, you can get your server details under “Connection Information”.
  • So back on your BUTT settings, enter your name, select your type, and then give your server address and port.

(The below illustration is applicable only when you are using SHOUTcast client details)

BUTT broadcasting server settings

(The below illustration is applicable only when you are using Icecast client details)

BUTT broadcasting server stream setting
  • Now to get your password i.e, if you are the admin of this app, then you can go back to your station profile.
  • On your profile under Broadcasting Service, you can get your source password.
  • Back again on the BUTT settings, enter the password.
  • After entering your details, click the “ADD” button.
live streaming using BUTT broadcasting server
  • Your server settings will be added.
  • Finally, you click the “Save” button.

Once the information has been saved, a Connection established message will appear along with a configuration summary. You can now go on with your radio broadcasting by clicking on “Play”. 

radio broadcast using BUTT broadcasting server-
radio broadcast BUTT broadcasting server

Once you are connected, a timer will be displayed. That’s it, you’re now broadcasting!

How to Download the Livebox Playout and Video Mixer Software?

   Livebox is the only live streaming server that comes with in-built Playout Software and Video Mixer which can be downloaded cost-free. To download Playout Software, Encoder and Video Mixer,

  • Go to Account Settings and click Download.
Livebox software download
  • Download option for both Android and Studio shows up.
app download
  • If you are an Android user you can download by clicking Android App, otherwise, click Studio to download PlayoutEncoder, and Video Mixer software.
  • A new page in Livebox with options to download playout and video mixer opens. You can click Download Playout and Video Mixer to get started with the other facet of Livebox.
  • Then click Generate Pin to get your unique pin code to license your authorization to playout and mixer software.

Note:  The generated pin is restricted to be used by one PC. But you can always generate one to a few pins to download and use the software from different PCs.

playout and mixer
  • Once you click Generate Pin, the options to generate your pin appears, where you can give your pin name and then click the generate icon to get your pin.
generate pin
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  • Your pin is generated.
  • You can even edit your generated pin as you wish by clicking the edit icon.
edited pin
  • After editing your pin, click the tick icon to save your changes.
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  • The red dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is not in action.
software pin generate
  • The green dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is active, and also it shows the name of the hardware that uses the pin.
Livebox mixer and playout software
  • Now go to your system downloads and complete the installation process of your playout, Encoder and mixer software. The installed file will appear on your desktop as,
mixer and playout software
  • Click the Mixer and Playout file in your desktop, a new dialog box Encoder-Mixer-Playout opens.
mixer and playout software installation
  • In Encoder-Mixer-Playout, you can enter your server name and give the pin generated by Livebox, and then give “Submit”.
mixer and playout software getting started
  • You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.
mixer and playout from Livebox

You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.

How to Live Stream on Facebook through the Push Destination Option?

  Multi-channel usability is one of the features that Livebox integrates as it helps in distributing content around the globe over multiple mediums efficiently. Through Livebox the users can send their live streaming videos to all media that supports RTMP sources. Facebook is one such media which is supported by Livebox to stream live videos. The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to stream your videos in Facebook live using the Livebox streaming server.

  • Create your channel on Livebox and stream a source to the channel.
  • Then preview the live source on the Livebox Dashboard.
live streaming
  • Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.
push destinations
  • Push Destinations window opens, select your streaming channel and then click the “Add Destination” button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
select destinations
  • A dialog box “Share on” with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
facebook live stream

Note:  If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.

automatic turn on of live streams
  • Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give “Always allow” and click “Done”.
popup
  • Now you’ll be able to access your Facebook login page.
facebook login
  • After logging in, select your sharing option and click the “Next” button.
live stream on facebook using Livebox
  • Once you click the “Next” button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added on the push destination.
facebook live streaming

Note:  If you didn’t select the Automatically TURN ON when adding push value option, then you have to Turn On the push value to start your live streaming.

  • Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
facebook live
  • Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
  • Then click on the Go Live button on the right bottom corner.

Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.

facebook streaming
  • You are now on live streaming on Facebook. Check your live streaming on your Facebook timeline.
go live on facebook

You have successfully live streamed on Facebook through push destination.

How to Broadcast on Website/Blog Using the Livebox Streaming Server?

  • Under Manage Channels, you can record, transcode and also MBR (Multi-Bitrate) streaming.
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Stream a source to your channel using the RTMP URL of the same channel with the help of an encoder.
  • Preview your live streaming on your Channel Dashboard.
  • Now go to Manage channels and select your live streaming channel. Then click Embed code to copy the displayed embed code. 
embed code

Note:  If your site is secured i.e. HTTPs encrypted (SSL encrypted), then you have to copy the Secure Embed Code.

secure embed code
  • If your site isn’t secure or the SSL certificate validity is over,  it will be indicated “Not secure” on the URL tab of your server.
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code.
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • Now login to your broadcasting website/blog, and copy-paste the embed code of your channel on the web page of your site/blog.
  • If your website is of WordPress, then you have a few more settings to undergo. So, click here to know how to publish your live streaming contents on the WordPress websites.
website broadcasting
  • Then click “Update”.
Website

You have successfully broadcasted the streaming content/source on your blog/website.

How to Create a Stream Group ID?

To create a stream group ID,

  • Go to MultiCDN under Settings from the navigation menu.
Multi CDN
  • In Multi CDN settings, click on the plus icon to add your Streaming CDN groups.

Note:  You can create a streaming CDN group with the streaming URLs of your Livebox server channel or any other RTMP server.

streaming group
  • Once after clicking the plus icon, a dialog box to add CDN opens, you can enter a streaming CDN Group ID/Name.
  • Also, give a “User Name”.
content delivery network
  • Now to fill in the CDN Server List, go to the server or the streaming channel from where you can get the streaming URLs to create a Stream ID.
create multi cdn network
  • On the server channel dashboard, click on the streaming URL to copy the required URLs. (This step is applicable only in the case if you are creating the Stream group ID with the Livebox server streaming channel)
Livebox streaming urls
Livebox streaming URLs
  • Copy-paste URLs according to the requirement based upon the URLs and secure URLs.  (Streaming URL, RTMP URL, HLS Play URL, Secure HLS URL, Dash Play URL, Secure Dash Play URL)
content delivery network
  • After filling the streaming CDN server list, enter a current CDN Streaming Server Name.
  • Then give the Receiver Device Name and ID just for identification between the multi CDN providers. 
content delivery network
  • After filling the streaming CDN server list, enter a current CDN Streaming Server Name.
  • Then give the Receiver Device Name and ID just for identification between the multi CDN providers.
  • Then click on the Submit to create your stream group ID.
multi cdn option on Livebox

How to create a channel in the Livebox TV?

 Before you create a channel on your Livebox TV, you have to create the categories to keep your channels organized. To create your categories,

  • Login to your Livebox TV.
  • Go to “Categories” from the navigation menu.
adding categories on Livebox TV
  • A page with the category specifications opens, under which go to “Add Category” to create your category.
  • In “Add Category”, give your category name and set a thumbnail.
  • Then give “Submit”. And your category is added.

Note:  In the Parent Category option you can set your category as the Root menu or Sub-category within your main category.

add a category

Now to create your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
add channels on Livebox TV
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name.
  • If you want to distribute your Livebox streams or recordings to your subscribers, then select Livebox as your video type.
  • Then select the Livebox channel from which you want to distribute the content.
  • Once you select your channel, the embed code of your Livebox channel will auto-appear in the Embed code bar.
  • Then give your Livebox TV channel description.
  • Browse and set the thumbnail.
  • And finally, give “Submit” to distribute to your subscribers.
Livebox TV set up

Note:  You can also distribute videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and your other recordings.

To add Youtube videos to your TV channel,

  • Go to the YouTube video that you want to distribute across your TV channel.
  • Right click on the video and click the copy embed code option from the pop-up menu.
Livebox TV set for online broadcasts
  • Now go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name and category.
  • Select your Video Type as YouTube and paste the embed code.
  • Give your channel description.
  • Set your thumbnail and click “Submit”.
  • The YouTube source is added for distribution across your channel.
private IPTV set up

To add captured source or recordings to your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
  • In “Channel”, go to “Add Channel” and give your channel name and category.
  • After entering your channel name and category name, select “Video Type” as “Others”.
  • In “Embed Code” bar, enter the URL of your source in m3u8 or MP4 format.
  • Then click “Submit”.
IPTV Station

You have successfully created your channel on your Livebox TV as well as distributed your content across your channel.