Run a Test Livestream in Single

Quick Guide to Running a Test Livestream Before Broadcasting

Testing your livestream at least 24 hours in advance is crucial to identifying and resolving any issues before going live. This guide will walk you through the process using the Single platform, ensuring a smooth and professional broadcasting experience.

🚨 Warning: Sound checks should be completed at least 24 hours before your stream starts, not only to ensure a smooth experience but also to allow the system time to decide the content for the automatically created playback file.


  1. Log in to your Single account
  2. From the left sidebar, go to Videos > Livestreams.
  3. Select the livestream you want to test, then navigate to its Configure page.
  4. Click Preview in Shop to experience your stream as a viewer, checking both audio and video quality.


Things to note:

  • Delay: There might be a 15-second delay between what you do in OBS (or your streaming software) and when it shows up in the preview player.

  • Door Settings: To use 'Preview in Shop', you need to adjust your Door settings to 'open'. This can be done on the Configure page.

  • Internet Speed: Ensure a stable and fast internet connection for a seamless preview experience.

  • Backup Plans: Consider having backup equipment and an emergency plan in place in case of technical difficulties.