SHCS FALL 2020 DIGITAL CONCERT STREAMING GUIDE

Fall 2020 virtual concerts will be streamed as full video presentations, and each concert will be available to watch for three days following the concert date. You can stream the performances on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet – any device with an internet connection! Watch on your TV by connecting it to your MAC or PC with an HDMI cable or other streaming device.

You will receive the link to the concert video at 12 pm on the of the concert. Be sure to check the email that you used to purchase tickets on the day of the concert. Once you receive the email, click the YouTube link or copy and paste the link into your favorite web browser. From there hit ‘play’ and simply sit back and enjoy the concert. If you purchase a ticket after 12 pm of the concert day, you will receive the link to the concert video soon thereafter; visit the concert page for details.

We look forward to experiencing the joy of live music with you again soon – in the meantime, we are excited to share these online presentations with you.

FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE
  • Make sure your speakers are plugged in and your device sound is turned on
  • Close all other programs and apps on your device to avoid lag time and additional sound
  • Avoid pausing the video
  • Avoid rewinding the video
  • Avoid fast-forwarding the video
  • SHCS is not responsible for individual internet, video, or sound connections
INTERNET CONNECTION

A good test of internet strength would be to stream something on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon.

If your video is buffering, choppy, constantly loading, or constantly freezing, you may have a weak or unstable internet connection.

Try moving your device closer to your router or modem if you are using wireless internet, or you can try connecting your device directly to your router or modem with an ethernet cable.

FOR BEST VIDEO QUALITY

You can manually adjust the video quality of any video you're watching on a computer or mobile device.

Mobile device

To adjust video quality while watching on your mobile device:

  1. In the YouTube app video player, select More 
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  2. Tap Quality.
  3. Select your preferred video quality.

Note: Choosing lower video quality (such as 240p and 360p) will make videos start more quickly. The video player will remember this setting for future videos you watch.

Computer

To adjust video quality while watching on your computer:

  1. In the internet browser video player, select Settings 
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  2. Click Quality.
  3. Select your preferred video quality.

FOR BEST AUDIO QUALITY

If you are listening from a mobile device, such as a phone or a tablet, we suggest streaming to a larger device, such as a TV or computer, listening with headphones, or connecting to powered or Bluetooth speakers.

Connecting headphones or speakers to your computer

  • Connector
    • Identify your headphones connector plug
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  • Port
    • Insert the headphone plug into the port on the computer, often marked with a headphone symbol.
    • After connecting headphones, configure the sound settings in your computer’s settings.

Click here for more instructions on your computer’s sound

How to connect Bluetooth speakers to your mobile device

  1. Go to settings
  2. Tap the Bluetooth option 
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  3. Turn on Bluetooth
  4. A list of available devices will appear.
  5. If your speaker is not listed, press the button on your speaker that makes it discoverable – it’s often a button with a Bluetooth symbol on it. 
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  6. On your mobile device select your speaker (it might be a random product number but should have the speaker’s brand name listed) and that’s it, you’re connected!

After your speaker is paired ­– the technical term for connecting two Bluetooth devices – you won’t need to go through that set-up again. Just make sure your speaker is on, and your mobile’s Bluetooth is also on.

Most wireless speakers let you connect several devices including laptops and tablets at the same time, so simply follow the above steps to connect them as well.

STILL HAVING TROUBLE?

If your screen freezes or if your video loses sync with audio:

  • Try clicking the refresh button.
  • If this doesn’t work, please check your internet connectivity.

How to Stream to your TV

YOUTUBE TO YOUR TV

If no log-in is required for your device:

  • Be sure that your streaming device or Smart TV and your smartphone or computer are on the same Wi-Fi
  • Open the link from the email on your phone
  • Lightly tap the video
  • Hit the ‘Play On TV’ button or
  • A pop-up may appear if you have multiple devices – simply select the one that matches the room you are in.
APPLE DEVICES / AppleTV

To mirror your iPhone or another iOS device to a TV or projector screen that is attached to an Apple TV device:

  • Open the Control Center: pull down from the top right corner of the iPhone screen (in iOS 12) or up from the bottom of the screen (in iOS 11 and earlier)
  • Tap Screen Mirroring
  • Tap Apple TV in the list of available devices. A checkmark appears next to Apple TV when the connection is made, and the Control Center image appears on the TV or projector. Tap the screen on your iPhone to close Control Center and display your content that is being Air Played.
  • When you are ready to stop mirroring from your iPhone, pull down from the top of the screen to reopen Control Center, click AirPlay, and select Stop Mirroring
  • Details on Airplay Mirroring can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289
ANDROID DEVICES
  • To mirror on an Android device, go to Settings, click Display, followed by Cast Screen. Then tap the Menu button in the top right corner of the screen and check the Enable Wireless Display box. Your TV streaming device should now appear in the Cast Screen section.
  • If your streaming device doesn't appear, back out to the Settings screen and reopen Cast Screen.
  • Once you see your Roku box or stick appear on the screen, simply tap on it to connect. Now whatever you see on your mobile device is exactly what will be displayed on your TV.
CHROMECAST

Stream to Chromecast from Desktop or Laptop

  • Log in to your performance through the link in your email
  • Open the Chrome menu in the top right corner (three dots) and choose the Cast option
  • Select your casting source to connect your computer and TV for playback (If you have issues with a Chromecast stream, try setting the video to lower quality)
  • To disconnect from Chromecast, click the blue Stop icon next to your casting source

Stream to Chromecast from tablet or smartphone

  • Access your performance through the link in your email in the Chrome Browser
  • To start mirroring, simply connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast
  • Open the Google Home application
  • Tap the navigation drawer in the top left.
  • Tap the Cast Screen button, select your Chromecast

More information about Chromecast can be found here: https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/learn/

SMART TV (e.g., SAMSUNGTV)
  • Use your smart TV’s internet browser to navigate to your performance through the link in your email. Enter your email and password
  • Stream directly to your TV
ROKU MIRRORING
  • This can be done by clicking on Settings in the left navigation bar, followed by Screen Mirroring.
  • Roku can mirror from newer android and windows devices.

 Note: there is no internet browser option provided with native Roku apps.

FIRESTICK MIRRORING (WINDOWS)

Firestick mirroring is only possible on a Windows enabled device. . Learn more about apps available on the Firestick that take advantage of Airplay technology to allow screen mirroring from Apple devices: https://techwiser.com/mirror-your-mac-or-macbook-screen-on-amazon-firestick/

  • Press and hold the home button until a menu pops up on the screen.
  • Select Mirroring. You will now see a message that says, “While this screen is open, guest devices can wireless mirror their display to: (name)’s Fire Stick.”
  • On your PC, open the Notifications section by clicking on the text message icon at the bottom right of the screen (it could also be empty if you have no notifications).
  • Click on Connect. You should see your Firestick listed if both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Click on the Firestick listed to connect. You should now see your PC screen mirrored on the TV.
  • Projection Modes:
    • Duplicate —mirrors everything on your PC
    • Extended — Uses your TV as a second screen
    • Second screen only — Uses your TV as the primary display

More information and Amazon support can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html

STREAM TO YOUR TV WITH CABLES/ADAPTERS

Many TVs and laptop/desktop computers come equipped with an HDMI port

  • If your TV has an HDMI Port:
    • Try connecting your Apple device using a lightning-to-HDMI cable
    • Try connecting your android device using a micro-USB or USB-C to HDMI cable
    • Try connecting your laptop or desktop using an HDMI-to-HDMI cable
  • Once connected via cable, select the appropriate source location on your TV
  • You should now be able to deliver your computer video and sound through your home entertainment system.
Additional Resources

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-connect-your-phone-to-the-tv

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Your-TV-as-a-Second-Monitor-for-Your-Computer