Now that your account is created, it’s time to get ready for your first stream. Before you fire up your software and go live, take a moment to familiarize yourself with your channel settings. To get there, click the dashboard icon in the top right, followed by the “Manage Channel” tab.
When you open this page, you'll have 4 tabs at the top, in this article we're going to be focusing on settings up your channel and customizing it to your liking.
- Stream Title: Use this to summarize your stream beyond the content. For example, you could say that you are playing a game with viewers or mention what project you are crafting.
- Game: You can choose a game or miscellaneous section here. Our games are pulled from Player.me. If you don’t see your game in the list, you can either choose “unlisted game”, or suggest that it be added at player.me.
- Channel Audience: This will give your viewers an idea of the type of content to expect during your live stream. Please make sure you're set to the appropriate rating as described in our rules.
- Channel Language: This tells users what the primary language is on your stream. The can then find you more easily by filtering languages when browsing and searching for channels.
- If you don't see the language you want in the list, you can request a new language be added at feedback.mixer.com.
- Share Text: This is the text that will auto populate when a viewer clicks the "share" button on your channel page.
- Being Hosted Message: This is the text that will appear in chat when a viewers hosts your channel.
- Hosting Someone Message: This is the message that will appear in your chat when you host another live stream.
- Subscriber Announcement Text: Partner function only. Announces in chat with someone subscribes to the channel.
- Follow Announcement Text: Announces in chat when someone follows the channel.
- Keep recordings [VoDs] of my stream: While enabled, Mixer will record your stream for later playback or download via your channel. For more info on VoDs, please see here.
- Autoplay my most recent VoD when I'm offline: If you have a VoD, this feature will auto play it while you're offline.
- Automatically mute other streams while I'm streaming: This feature is helpful if you're browsing Mixer while live. It'll mute any stream you open while live.
- Catbot Auto Chat Moderation: Looking for a way to help combat unwanted comments in your chat? Catbot has your back! To learn more about setting up and using Catbot, please see here.
- Channel Intro: This is the message that will be auto-populated into the social media posts when your viewers click the share button above the stream. This cannot be edited by the user.
- Social Profiles: Want them fancy social circles on your channel page? This is the place to link them
- Channel Description: When offline, this is a great place to let your viewers know more about yourself, including your content goals and stream schedule. Get some tips here.
- Avatar: The image people will know you by and be seen around the site.
- Social Thumbnail: This is the image that will show when a user shares your link on social media. Image isn't updating on social media? Please see this.
- Channel Background: Select from a variety of backgrounds that best display your channel.
- Channel Offline Image: This will replace your auto play VoD if disabled or one isn't available. Upload an image of your liking to take the place of the video player while offline.