To stream your smartphone’s screen on the internet, you will need to have a strong 3G/4G connection.
As your smartphone will be connected to your eVscope via WiFi, it will need to use the cellular connection (3G/4G) to stream on the web at the same time.
If you don’t have a strong 3G/4G connection, you can also plug your smartphone into your computer in order to share your smartphone’s screen on it and use its WiFi connection to stream. You will need to use an app like Zoom or Skype to share the screen.
When you want to stream your smartphone’s screen on the internet, it depends on what exactly you want to do :
- Do you want to share your screen in private and only with your contacts (Zoom, Skype…)?
- Do you want to go public (Facebook, Youtube…)?
- Where will you be (in your garden, a remote place, in your house)?
- What connection can you use (3G/4G, WiFi), and how strong it is?
- Do you use an iOS or an Android device?
- Can you plug your smartphone or tablet into your computer to use its WiFi?
All these questions will help you to understand what you can and how to do it, and what will be more complicated.
1. Do You want to stay Private
If you want to keep your stream private and share your screen only with your contacts, you can use apps like Zoom or Skype, either directly from your smartphone or with your computer (plugging your smartphone into it)
If you’re using Zoom, you will have a 40 minutes time limit per meeting with three or more total participants. If you need your group meetings to last longer than 40 minutes, you will have to get a Pro Account.
If you’re using Skype, you will have a 4 hours time limit per meeting with three or more total participants. If you need your group meetings to last longer than 4 hours, you will have to get a Pro Account.
A) If you only want to use your smartphone because you are in a place with no wifi, be sure to have a good 3G/4G connection because your smartphone will have to use both WiFi (to connect to your eVscope) and 3G/4G to connect to the internet.
To share your screen from your smartphone using Zoom, follow the steps in this tutorial video.
B) If you want to plug your smartphone/tablet into your computer to use its WiFi connection, you can also use Zoom or Skype.
+ Very easy. Share your smartphone’s screen directly inside the app.
- Works only with iOS.
- 40 min time limit per meeting
+ 4 hours time limit per each meeting
+ Work with iOS and Android
- You have to use an external app to first send your smartphone’s screen to your computer (Quicktime
If you’re using iOS and Zoom (the easiest way), follow the steps in this tutorial video :
On Android, you will have to use a 3rd party app to share your smartphone’s screen on your computer. Once it’s done, you will be able to use either Zoom or Skype.
We have found that the image quality is a bit poorer with Skype than it is with Zoom.
2. You want to go public
If you want to go public, it will be a lot easier to stream directly from your smartphone. Some 3rd party apps let you stream your smartphone screen on Facebook or YouTube. First, you will have to create an account for the app, and then link your Facebook/Youtube… account.
Once again, be sure to have a good 3G/4G connection because your smartphone will use both WiFi and 3G/4G.
Here is how to use Omlet ARCADE to stream on Youtube (or Facebook) with your smartphone.
The video has been made with an iOS device but it works exactly the same way with Android.