Platform Overview

Let's take a look at the core features of Viostream

Written by Brendad Sas

Last published at: September 17th, 2021

So you've just logged into Viostream for the first time and you see the navigation tabs on the left... Now what?

This guide will provide a brief explanation of each main area of Viostream and what you can expect going into them. 

With this foundational knowledge of the core features within the platform, you'll become a Viostream expert in no time!

   Media

This tab acts as the homepage of your Viostream account when you first log in. Think of it as your bread and butter library where you can upload and navigate all the Media content within the platform.

Once you have begun uploading content, those Media Assets will be listed here. Going into a media item will provide options relating to that specific video, just as distribution methods and video descriptions. You can also navigate to that specific video's analytics within a media item!

Browse through all your content with our search and filter functions within the overall media library.

   Channels

The easiest way to think of Channels is like a playlist for your Media.

Just like individual Media items, you can embed a Channel that houses multiple videos within one player. This makes adding fresh content to your websites as easy as uploading a new Media Asset and assigning it to a Channel.

If your Media Asset is an egg, a Channel is the carton you ship them in!

   Players

Viostream understands that staying on-brand is very important for your hosted content. You can customise the look and functionality of the Player itself in order to better align with your needs.

Enable or disable certain features within the Players tab, such as social sharing and HLS quality selection. You can also apply your corporate colours to the play button to make the Player feel right at home on your website.

Sites

Sometimes sending out a basic download link, or just embedding a video on a specific page just isn't enough. For these situations you can create unique and individual sites to house your video content!

Need to upload a series of videos for internal training purposes, or perhaps a media portal to host your press releases? Sites is where the magic happens.

Other features such as user generated content uploads can also be set up within Sites!

   Live

Available for Enterprise customers only

Use the Live tab to set up live streaming capabilities. This feature will give you confidence that your live stream is able to reach audiences of any size.

   Events

Available for Enterprise customers only

Events is designed to give your live streams and online presentations a professional look and feel.

Use templates to give your livestream or webinar a desired look, and provide event details such as the speakers' biohgraphies to give substance to the rest of the content.

   Reports

So you've created videos and sent them out into the world; but how do you know if people are actually engaging with your content?

The Reports tab is your one-stop-shop for an analytical overview of how your videos are being used. There is a wealth of information you can access within this tab, such as; play count, play rate, viewer location, engagement time, top viewed media and heat map.

There's a lot of value to be hand when you are aware of how effective and engaging your videos are, so don't forget to keep an eye on your analytics to keep on top of your growth!