What is Universal Player, and How Does it Work?

What is Universal Player

Are you ready to take your streaming experience to new heights? We are thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking tool that will revolutionize the way you share your live content. Brace yourself for the ultimate streaming solution – the Universal Player!

In this Article:

🌍 What is Universal Player?

The Universal Embed Player is a tool that allows you to easily embed all of your events on your website or anywhere in the digital world. Once you have embedded the player, every event you stream will automatically show up there unless you decide otherwise. This is a great way to keep your website visitors up-to-date on your latest events, and it also makes it easy for them to watch your events without having to leave your website.

For example, let’s say you’re a musician and you do live performances. You can use the Universal Player to put a little window on your website. Whenever you do a live concert, it will start showing up on your website.

In simple words, the Universal Player helps you showcase all your events in one place on your website, and it does it all by itself, making things really easy for you!

Read: How to Access Universal Embed Player?

💬 Embed the Universal Player Chat

But that’s not all! You can copy the chat alongside your live stream, allowing everyone to engage in real-time conversations and share their thoughts while watching the live stream.

Read: How to Access Chat for Universal Embed Player?

⚙️ Universal Player Settings

The Universal Player offers a range of settings that empower you to have full control over your embedded player.

  1. Player Size: Adjust the size of the player to fit perfectly within your webpage or social platform, ensuring seamless and aesthetically pleasing integration.
  2. Enhanced Security Options: Safeguard your live stream by choosing to make the player password protected for exclusive access or unsecured for public viewing.
  3. Personalized Background Image: Customize the player’s visual appeal by uploading your background image, creating a branded and immersive streaming experience.
  4. Complete Player Control: Tailor the player to your preferences by modifying its color scheme, enabling or disabling features such as the play button, volume control, picture-in-picture mode, playbar, current time display, and fullscreen mode.

🗣️ Universal Chat Settings

With the universal player, you have the power to customize both the player itself and the chat layout.  

 👉 Get creative by selecting your favorite font, chat background color, comments background, and comment text color.    

👉 Once you’ve made these changes, you can preview them before applying them permanently.    

👉 Personalize your viewing experience and make the player and chat truly your own.

🌟 Benefits of Universal Player

  1. Easy stream sharing: The Universal Player allows you to easily share your live stream on various platforms and websites without any technical hassle.
  2. Increased audience engagement: By embedding the Universal Player, you can actively involve your viewers in real-time chats, discussions, and interactions during the live stream.
  3. Embed anywhere: You can place the Universal Player anywhere you want, such as your personal website, social media accounts, online forums, or e-commerce platforms.
  4. Simplified viewer experience: Viewers can enjoy a seamless and immersive streaming experience without the need to navigate away from the webpage or platform where the Universal Player is embedded.
  5. Expanded reach: The Universal Player enables you to reach a wider audience by showcasing your live streams across different online spaces, maximizing your exposure and potential impact.

Note: With the Universal Player, you start with a generous monthly bandwidth allocation of 2TB. This means you can stream your content without any worries about running out of data.

If you ever need more bandwidth, we’ve got you covered. We offer convenient add-ons that you can purchase to meet your specific requirements.

🤔 Where Can You Embed the Universal Player?

  1. Personal website or blog: Embed the ongoing stream directly on your personal website or blog, allowing visitors to engage with your content without leaving your site.
  2. Social media platforms: Share your live stream by embedding it on popular social media platforms like Tumblr, and Reddit, maximizing your reach and interaction with followers.
  3. Online forums and communities: Enhance discussions and interactions by embedding the ongoing stream in relevant online forums or communities, creating a dynamic and engaging environment for participants.
  4. E-commerce platforms: Showcase your live stream on e-commerce platforms, enabling customers to experience your products or services in real-time and fostering a sense of trust and transparency.
  5. Educational platforms: Embed the ongoing stream on educational platforms or e-learning websites, delivering live lectures, tutorials, or workshops to students and learners worldwide.

🔍 How Does Universal Player Work?

1️⃣ On the Home page, locate the Universal Embed Settings button and click on it.

2️⃣ From the dropdown menu, choose Embed Universal Player to proceed.

3️⃣ A pop-up window will appear; here, you will be able to access the Universal Embed Player and decide whether to embed it using the provided iFrame code or directly open it in your preferred browser.

💡 Pro-tip:  Learn the secrets about OneStream Live’s embed player and web streaming in our in-depth Udemy course.

🎯 Concluding Thoughts

OneStream Live has gone above and beyond to ensure that your live streaming experience is seamless and remarkable. By embedding the Universal Player, you have the power to captivate your audience and create a truly interactive environment. So, go ahead and embrace the endless possibilities that await you.

OneStream Live is a cloud-based live streaming solution to create, schedule, and multistream professional-looking live streams across 45+ social media platforms and the web simultaneously. For content-related queries and feedback, write to us at [email protected]. You’re also welcome to Write for Us

Sehar Altaf
Sehar Altaf
Sehar is an SEO and content marketing specialist and a writer who covers topics ranging from tech and SaaS to life and everything in between.

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