Include A PC As A Source (Switcher Cast Beta)
Please note that Switcher Cast For Windows is currently a beta program! Some users may have issues while using it. Please send those issues to [email protected] so we can log and resolve them for the final version!!
To use this software, you need to have iTunes installed onto your PC. Do that now if you haven't already.
Next, install Bonjour onto your PC. This is crucial.
You must also be running Windows 10. Switcher Cast For Windows will not work on any other operating system.
- Intel Core i7 dual-core processor
- Windows 10
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- iTunes must be installed
How To Get Started
To get started, log into your Switcher Studio Dashboard using your selected email address and password.
Once you are logged in, scroll down on the page until you see the Downloads section.
Click on "Switcher Cast For Windows 10 (Beta)". This will begin your download.
Navigate to where your file downloaded (typically, this defaults to your PC's "Downloads" folder). Right-click on the "SwitcherCastWindows" .zip folder, and select "Extract". This will allow you to extract the files for installation.
You should now see a separate folder for "SwitcherCastWindows" that is uncompressed. Open it.
The folder's only file is the Installer. Double-click on it to run the Installer.
Because this is a beta program, Windows will give you a warning with the option of "Don't Run". Do not click this option. Instead, click on "More Info".
You will now have the option to "Run Anyway". Select this option.
The installer will appear on the screen for a few seconds, and then will disappear. Go to the desktop of your PC. A new icon for "Switcher Cast" will be shown as your most recent icon. Double-click it to launch.
A small, white box will pop up on your screen. This means that Switcher Cast is now running.
It's time to connect your PC to your Switcher Studio interface. Launch Switcher Studio, and navigate to the "Inputs" tab.
From within the Inputs tab, all Cameras and assets will be shown. You will also have the option to connect your "Desktop". Tap on the first "Desktop" selection.
Your PC's display will now be added as a source! Tap on the source to send it to Live.
For best results in this beta, we recommend using Switcher Cast for slides, websites, and still images only. In the final version, webcam and video transmission will be a lot smoother in appearance.
Congratulations! You're all set!