FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS SPORTSCASTR?
SportsCastr lets you be the color commentator... live!
Go live and look like a professional sportscaster with tools and features that used to only be available in a studio setting.
- Broadcast-quality on-air graphics automatically make your stream look like it's on TV
- Call games and share reactions with real-time scores and play-by-plays added to your live stream
- Talk about trending sports news with a picture-in-picture layout just like you see on TV
- Chat with other viewers in real time and follow your favorite personalities
- Share your broadcasts on social and be the star of your own channel
How much does SportsCastr Cost?
The SportsCastr website and mobile app are completely free. Enjoy!
What platforms does SportsCastr support?
SportsCastr works on both the web and iOS devices. The web platform is fully responsive and works on phones, tablets and desktop computers. In order to stream live video, users have to be on a desktop computer or download the iOS app.
HOW CAN I STREAM LIVE VIDEO ON THE WEB?
You can stream live video using SportsCastr using your iPhone and most web-browsers, as described below:
- Both Chrome and FireFox support what is called “WebRTC” technology. If you use one of these browsers, no additional software or plugins are required to stream live video.
- If you attempt to stream from a browser that does not support WebRTC, SportsCastr will let you know and will prompt you to download Flash.
- You may still stream live video from all other browsers, including Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari, as long as you have the Flash plugin installed.
Watch the below video for a walk-through of streaming on the Web:
WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO WATCH LIVE VIDEO ON SPORTSCASTR?
Currently, watching streams on a desktop computer is provides the lowest-latency.
CAN I EMBED MY STREAMS?
You can embed your streams, or any stream you find on SportsCastr, on any blog or website. To access a stream's embed code, visit the user's channel on a desktop web computer. From there, you will be able to access embed code functionality for each stream. Watch the below video tutorial for more information.
Can i embed my channel on my website or blog?
In addition to being able to embed individual streams, you can embed a Channel Widget to any website or blog. This widget will show any live streams currently being aired on the selected channel. You can embed the Channel Widget for your own channel or any channel on SportsCastr. Watch the below video tutorial for a walk-through on using this function.
DOES SPORTSCASTR SUPPORT ADAPTIVE BITRATE STREAMING?
Yes, SportsCastr fully supports adaptive bitrates for both watching and broadcasting. This means that the quality of a user’s video stream is based on the internet or cellular data connection speed of the broadcaster. The higher the connectivity speed, the better quality of video.
This is true for viewers, as well. Users with a fast internet connection will be able to watch the best-quality of video available, and users with a slower connection will see a “stepped-down” quality.
We recommend connecting to WiFi for both streaming and watching on a mobile device.
WHAT SPORTS OR LEAGUES DOES SPORTSCASTR SUPPORT?
SportsCastr lets you add real-time scoreboards to your live-feed from the following leagues:
- Mens College Football
- Mens College Basketball
- English Premiere League Soccer
WHAT LEVEL OF COVERAGE DOES SPORTSCASTR OFFER?
SportsCastr offers live scoring and play-by-play updates for 100% of all NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and EPL games. For college basketball and football, the platform covers more than 99% of Division I games. For WNBA, SportsCastr covers all regular season games.
DOES SPORTSCASTR SUPPORT OBS?
OBS allows users to stream video using an external, studio-quality camera. Watch the below video tutorial for more information.
WHERE DO I SEE THE GAME?
SportsCastr is currently a second-screen experience. This means that it is designed for you to be watching the game on TV or from the sidelines. We are exploring various options for integrating game action directly into SportsCastr.