This feature ensures broadcasters monetize from their streams by asking viewers to pay to watch it. The broadcaster can select this feature before or anytime during a live stream by simply selecting the “PAID BROADCAST” icon (hand with coins), setting the minimum tip amount that you are requesting from your viewers, and tapping the “Confirm” button.
Your viewers will see a faded grey screen preview with audio for 1 minute and a notice requesting the tip amount that you have set. They will have the option to tip and continue watching the live stream or leave the broadcast.
If they do nothing they will continue see a faded grey screen preview with audio for 1 minute but will not have the ability to chat. Payments are also required for replay of streams designated as “PAID BROADCAST”.
If someone has already tipped during the live stream, they have the ability to replay it in its entirety. Broadcasters are required to stream for a minimum of 15 minutes after setting up a paid broadcast or their funds can be held and returned.
If you have already finished your stream, you can still set your stream to paid by opening the stream in your app, selecting the “PAID BROADCAST” icon (hand with coins), setting the minimum tip amount, and pressing the “Confirm” button. You can use the same steps for uploaded videos as well.