Switcher Player is an online video player that allows you to stream directly to your own unique Switcher-designated URL. Switcher Player works either as the only destination, or can be used with Multistreaming to stream to both your Switcher Player in addition to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, or Custom RTMPs. The Switcher Player also generates an embed code for you to add your video player to your own custom website.

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Switcher Player Features

  • Switcher Player supports both 16:9 (landscape) and 9:16 (portrait) aspect ratios.

  • A Cloud Recording will be saved any time you stream to the Switcher Player.

  • The Switcher Player page displays the title and description of your video.

  • If you are not currently livestreaming, the Switcher Player will display the most recent video streamed to the Switcher Player for on-demand playback.

  • Switcher Player supports copyright infringement protection.

Switcher Player Requirements

Switcher Player is available for Business and Plus plan subscribers only.

Livestreaming to Switcher Player

To livestream to the Switcher Player:

  • Open Switcher Studio on your main switcher.

  • Tap the outputs tab.

  • Tap Switcher Player to select it as the output.

  • Tap the blue arrow next to Switcher Player.

  • Enter the stream details.

  • Tap Save.

  • Press the record button in the top right corner.

Note: Selecting Switcher Player as a destination does not count toward your total destination limit for multistreaming.

Accessing Your Switcher Player URL

To manage the Switcher Player, log in to the Switcher Studio Dashboard and click Switcher Player in the left sidebar. From this page, you can preview what the Switcher Player is currently displaying. You can also copy and paste the direct URL or embed code to share with your viewers or post to your website.

To access your Switcher Player URL:

  • Log in to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • The URL will be displayed under the Share Link section.

    • Click Copy Link if you would like to copy the URL.

    • Click Open Player to view the Switcher Player webpage.

Using the Donations Button

The Switcher Player has a clickable button that can connect your viewers directly to any website you wish. This is great for accepting donations (i.e. linking to your Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, organization website, etc.) or directing viewers to any content you are featuring in your stream.

To configure the donations button:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Open Player Settings under the Switcher Player preview.

  • Under Interactive Settings:

    • Enter the Button Text

      • This is what will display over your video.

    • Enter the Pop-Up Headline.

      • This is a headline for the link(s) window.

    • Enter the Link Description and URL.

    • If you would like to add more links, click the plus icon next to Add Links.

  • Click Save in the bottom-right corner.

To enable the donations button on the Switcher Player:

  • When creating a new stream, toggle the Enable Donations to the on position.

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