Live Streaming Tips

If You Have a Smart TV

A smart TV can connect to the internet to access content, so you can download the apps you need from your television's app store.

For example, to see Boogie live stream events with an internet browser:

1. Be sure you have the web browser app on your TV, if not download it at your television's app store.

2. Open the web browser on your TV.

3. In the web browser on your TV, go to the Web Email client for your ISP or email provider (Comcast, Centurylink, Xfinity, etc.) once in email, go to the inbox and find the email from the Boogie at the Barn with the live stream link (after purchasing a ticket at www.BoogieattheBarn.com, you will receive an email with the live stream link).

4. Click on the live stream link in the email, a new tab will open in your TV web browser with the live stream. Tap the icon at the bottom of the browser to expand it to full screen mode.


5. You will see a count down timer on the right side of the screen, when it reaches 0:00, click the play button, and you're in!


Learn About Casting

The second way to watch web video on your TV is to wirelessly “cast” it from another device.

Smart TVs today let you transmit videos from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. The setup depends on the kind of TV you have.

Just make sure the device that has the video you want to cast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Smart TV. Using an internet or web browser on a laptop to Cast to your TV as an example:

1. Open the Email application you use on your mobile device, computer, or laptop and find the email from the Boogie at the Barn with the live stream link (after purchasing a ticket at www.BoogieattheBarn.com, you will receive an email with the live stream link).

2. Click on the live stream link in the email, your internet browser will open with the live stream. Tap the icon at the bottom of the browser to expand it to full screen mode.

3. Look for a small icon in the top right corner of your screen to tap or click. It looks like a TV screen with a Wi-Fi logo in the lower left corner.

4. Select the TV where you would like the video to play.  Press the play button on the live stream.

That's it. You should see the video starting to play on your TV screen (once the live stream starts).

Depending on your TV, this technology may be called DLNA or Miracast. Or your TV might have a streaming player connected to it, like Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku. Apple's version is called AirPlay.

The process should be similar for all: Click the live stream link in the email from Boogie at the Barn, then on your mobile device, computer, or laptop tap the Share icon for it to appear on your TV.

Connect With an HDMI Cable

The third way to watch web videos on your big-screen TV is to manually connect a cable between your laptop to your television.

As long as your TV is newer than, say, eight years old, you should have an extra HDMI input on the back or side. Your cable TV box probably occupies one slot.

An HDMI cable can handle both audio and video. Here's how to get going:

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1. Pick up a spare HDMI cable from a dollar store — they're not expensive — order one online or borrow one from a family member if you don't already have a second HDMI cable.

2. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into your laptop's HDMI output jack.

3. Plug the other end of the cable into your television's HDMI port. You may need to move your computer closer to the TV, and it's a good idea to have your PC or Mac plugged into the wall for power.

4. Use your TV remote to change the Source or Input to the one designated for your computer, such as HDMI 2. You should see what's on your laptop screen.

5. Open the Email application you use on your laptop and find the email from the Boogie at the Barn with the live stream link (after purchasing a ticket at Boogie at the Barn, you will receive an email with the live stream link).

6. Click on the live stream link in the email, your internet browser will open with the live stream. Tap the icon at the bottom of the browser to expand it to full screen mode.


7. Use your computer trackpad or mouse to click Play on the video. It will play on your TV, too.