Using Megaphone TV's Guest Account

Experience Megaphone TV first-hand with Megaphone TV's Guest Account!

To get started:

  1. Log into Megaphone Studio at:
    https://studio.megaphonetv.com
  2. Enter username guest and password trymptv.
  3. Click Sign In.

After you've logged in, use the instructions below to:

If you get stuck or have any questions, please contact your account representative or email support@megaphonetv.com.


Testing Broadcast Integration

To composite Megaphone graphics into your video feed, follow the steps below for your broadcast system.

Switcher + Chromakey

If you use a switcher to broadcast graphics, follow these steps:

  1. Open the following URL fullscreen in a web browser:
    http://showcase.megaphonecloud.com/guest/onair/index_chroma.html
  2. Chromakey the full screen web browser output on top of your source video.
  3. When you load the preceding URL into your browser, the screen initially might be blank. To bring a test question on air, follow the instructions under Try live show operations.

For more information on using Megaphone with switchers, see:

http://www.megaphonetv.com/control-room-setup-guide-for-screen-graphics 

Live Streaming (OBS, Wirecast, XSplit)

  1. Open the following URL in a Browser object:
    http://showcase.megaphonecloud.com/guest/onair/index_transparent.html
  2. When you load the preceding URL into your browser, the screen initially might be blank. To bring a test question on air, follow the instructions under Try live show operations.

For detailed instructions on using Megaphone with streaming software, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E3eTCGtVO-4GWQW0Crb3yc5dD_nZNHglHi8sFYlUX5Q

Megaphone Graphics Server (HD-SDI)

Please see the detailed instructions here:

http://www.megaphonetv.com/integration-operations-documentation 

REST API Integration

If you intend to consume data directly from Megaphone TV's official REST API, known as MIND, follow these steps:

  1. Under Try live show operations, follow the instructions to advance Megaphone Director to a test question.
  2. To retrieve the current state of the Megaphone TV Guest Account in JSON format, follow the MIND Quick Start instructions with the following credentials:

CURL example:

curl -X GET 'http://mind.megaphonetv.com/1.0/deployments/592/state?view=screen' -H 'Authentication: Token ilsyablrjwij'


Testing Web Integration

Viewers vote in polls and interact with Megaphone using a web app known as the Megaphone Controller. The Controller must be embedded (iframed) into your own website, where it will be accessed by viewers on their phones, tablets, or desktop computers.

Embedding Megaphone in Your Website

To test embedding Megaphone's Guest Controller on your website, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Megaphone Controller Embed Tool here:
  1. Click Copy to Clipboard. This copies Megaphone's Controller embed code.
  2. In your CMS or website source code, paste the code you copied from Step 2.
  3. To test answering a question on your website, on your smartphone's web browser, open the page on which you embedded Megaphone's controller, then follow the instructions under Try live show operations.

To view example iframe embed code generated by Megaphone's Controller Embed Tool, view source at the following URL:
http://tryembed.com/

Embedding Megaphone in Your Mobile App

To test embedding the Controller into a mobile app, follow the instructions here:
http://www.megaphonetv.com/embedding-megaphone-into-a-mobile-app

For the "MegaController URL," use:

https://mpcontrollers.s3.amazonaws.com/demos/guest/index.html 


Try Live Show Operations

To display questions and results in your show, log into Megaphone Studio (see earlier steps), and open Megaphone Director, shown below.

Megaphone Director

The top half of Megaphone Director is a control panel for advancing through the content of a Megaphone playlist. To display questions, try clicking the Advance button several times.

As you click the Advance button, the bottom half of Megaphone Director will update to show questions both on viewer's devices (left side) and in your broadcast (right side).

Megaphone's viewer-voting app (left side) is known as the Megaphone Controller. Megaphone's broadcast graphics app (right side) is known as Megaphone Screen. When you advance to a question in a playlist, Megaphone's controller and screen both display the question, and the controller begins accepting votes from viewers. Results for the vote appear in realtime. To end the vote, click "Close Voting and Show Poll Result". Megaphone screen and controller both show the final result of the poll.


Try Creating a Poll Question

To create a question and bring it on air, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into Megaphone Studio (see earlier steps).
  2. Click Editor.
  3. Click Add Playlist.
  4. On the New Playlist dialog, for Name, enter Today's Poll.
  5. On the New Playlist dialog, click Create.
  6. Click Add Scene.
  7. Under "All available Scene Templates," select Hot or Not.
  8. Click Add New Scene.
  9. For "Question..." enter: "Do you watch sports?"
  10. For Answer 1, enter "Yes". For Answer 2, enter "No".
  11. Click Playlists.
  12. Under Active, click the Activate toggle switch. It will turn green when you click it.
  13. Click Director.
  14. Click Reset Application.
  15. On the Reset Application confirmation dialog, click OK.
  16. Click Start.

Congratulations, your question is now live! You can now vote by clicking Yes or No in the lower left pane of Director, as shown below.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your account representative, or email support@megaphonetv.com.