Awkward silence is...awkward. Let's add some music to bring your space to life. To do this we'll use Broadcast - SoWork's version of the stage - and we'll guide you through how to use it here.

*As of Dec 2021, you will need to use the web version of SoWork to cast music. This feature is not yet available on the app.

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Step #1: Soundcheck

Is this thing on? If your camera or mic are not working see how to troubleshoot your camera/mic.

Step #2: Setting the Stage

  • To set up the stage, click 'Broadcast Options' from the bottom right menu bar.
    *You need to be an admin of your space to do this. Please contact your space admin to update your account.

  • Toggle on 'Broadcast audio from browser'. Nothing will change here until you select 'Start Broadcast'. Don't worry, no one will see or hear anything at this point.

  • Select where to Broadcast. You'll likely want everyone to hear you 👋, so select 'Broadcast to Entire Space'. If you only want to cast music to this specific room choose "X Level 1".

  • Click 'Start Broadcast' and a confirmation screen will pop up to preview your video. People will NOT see your video or hear your audio at this point.

Step #3: Getting on Stage

Get those turntables ready!

  • Click Start Broadcast!. Once you click, a countdown will begin for you AND everyone else in the space.

  • Everyone will see the same countdown you see. We still need to set up a music source but the system will wait to share until you've made a selection. At this point no one will see or hear what you are sharing yet.

Step #4: Selecting a music source

Once the countdown begins, you'll be prompted to select a music source

  1. Select 'Chrome tab'

  2. Select the tab to play music from. Spotify, Pandora, Youtube are all possible

    1. Note: This only works for Chrome Tabs of these applications, not the downloaded app.

  3. Check the 'Share tab audio' box

  • Once you click 'Share', you'll be taken to the tab you are sharing and will notice this banner along the top. This tells you that you are sharing the sound from this tab.

And you're all set! Remind your guests that they can control their volume with the 🎵 button in the bottom right. Happy DJ-ing!

Troubleshooting 🤔

  • If this is the first time you are using the Chrome browser with broadcast, you may need to adjust permissions for Chrome. See the first section of My Camera/Mic aren't working.

If this didn't solve your problem, reach out to us by clicking the smile icon in the right corner of this page! Or submit a feature request here!

Related Resources 🙇

How to broadcast in general

How to screenshare to everyone

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