Switcher Player is an online video player that allows you to stream directly to your own Player Page or website via an embed code, giving you full control over when, where, and how your content is shared. Switcher Player also features an Interactive Mode which allows your viewers access to special links, shopping, and on-demand viewing, and live shopping.

Note: 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.

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Switcher Player Features

Interactive Mode

Switcher Player's Interactive Mode allows viewers to utilize an interactive menu which hosts the livestream information, links, a VOD playlist, live shopping, and more! When interactive mode is enabled, the player expands to utilize the full page of the device the viewer is using.

Playlist

The playlist can be utilized to display content that you choose from your Switcher Player Cloud Recordings. Viewers will be able to view the playlist from within the Switcher Player to choose on-demand which video they would like to watch. Check out the Editing Switcher Player's Playlist section to learn more.

Links

The links feature allows you to connect your viewers to any website you would like using a clickable link in addition to a QR code that is automatically generated for each link. Viewers can follow the links you configure to be brought to your business website, giving page, and more! To learn how, go to Adding Links to Switcher Player section.

Offline Display

The offline display customization allows you to choose what will be displayed when there is no active livestream. You can choose from a countdown for your next scheduled livestream, a playlist of previous livestreams, or a featured video. To learn how, check out Configuring the Offline Display.

Live & VOD Shopping

Switcher Player's Interactive Mode allows your viewers to purchase items directly from a livestream or any shoppable video in your playlist. To learn more, check out the Live Selling on Your Website With Switcher Player & Cartr article.

Appearance

You can customize the colors of your player controls and buttons to match your brand profile. To learn how, check out the Adjusting Switcher Player's Appearance section.

Content Protection

Inappropriate video content and copyright infringement can be reported to Switcher Studio. By clicking the three dots in the bottom-right corner, viewers are provided with the necessary contact information.


Switcher Player Requirements

Switcher Player is available on the Business, Merchant, and Plus plans.


Accessing Your Switcher Player Settings

To access the settings for your Switcher Player:


Configuring the Offline Display

To configure the offline display for your Switcher Player:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Offline Display.

  • Choose the desired setting:

    • Up Next: Display a countdown to your next scheduled stream.

    • Featured Video: Choose one video to highlight on your Player.

    • Playlist: Configure your playlist of recommended videos.

  • Click Save Changes.


Editing Switcher Player's Playlist

Switcher Player's playlist is accessible when viewing the Switcher Player in the Interactive Mode. You can choose which videos you would like to add to the playlist.

Note: Any new livestreams are automatically added to the playlist once the live video has ended.

To add videos to the playlist:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Playlist.

  • Click Add Video(s) in the top-right corner.

  • Click to select each video you would like to add to the playlist.

    • A check will appear next to the video.

  • Click Add to Playlist.

To remove videos from the playlist:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Edit.

  • Click to select the video(s) you would like to remove.

    • A checkmark will appear next to the video.

  • Click Remove From Playlist in the bottom-left corner.

To change the order of the videos in the playlist:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click and hold the six dots to the left of the video thumbnail you would like to move.

  • Drag and drop to the desired position in the playlist.

    • The change will be automatically saved.


Adding Links to Switcher Player

Switcher Player's interactive mode has a links tab that can connect your viewers directly to any website you wish using a redirect link or QR code. 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 interactive button:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Links.

  • 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 interactive links on the Switcher Player:

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


Adjusting Switcher Player's Appearance

To configure the appearance of the Switcher Player:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • Click Appearance.

  • Click the box next to Enable a custom color palette.

  • Select the colors you would like for each section.

    • Primary Color

    • Secondary Color

    • Replace Logo Background

    • Replace Player Controls

  • Click Save.


Embedding Switcher Player on a Website

The Switcher Player can be embedded on websites, which means you can allow your viewers to watch and interact with your videos directly on your personal or business website. The Switcher Player embed code can be accessed from the Switcher Studio Dashboard and copied to paste into your website builder (i.e. Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace, etc.).

To access the Switcher Player embed code:

  • Go to the Switcher Studio Dashboard in a web browser.

  • Click Switcher Player in the left sidebar.

  • The embed code for your Switcher Player will be displayed in the Embed Code section with a button to copy to your clipboard.

    • From here you can paste the code into your website builder to display the Switcher Player on your website.


Livestreaming to Switcher Player

To livestream to 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 the Switcher Player Page

The Switcher Player Page is the direct URL for the player. If you would like to share this link with your viewers, you can access it in the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

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.


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