Streaming How-To

For additional questions, email boxoffice@hangartheatre.org.

 

If you plan to watch on your phone, tablet, or computer:

Simply click the YouTube link sent in your performance reminder email. This will automatically open the YouTube website in your internet browser.

 

If you plan to watch on your TV:

There are multiple ways to easily connect the stream to your television. Please follow the various techniques below:

(We recommend that you download the free YouTube app on your tablet, phone, or Smart TV before attempting the steps below.)

Make sure your TV is on and the correct input is selected.

 

 

Casting Options:

From a Computer, Phone, or Tablet Using a Casting Device (Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Roku)

  1. Click the Youtube link in your performance reminder email on your phone or tablet.
  2. Tap Cast (the rectangle icon with Wi-Fi bars at the top of YouTube). A list of supported devices will appear.
  3. Tap the TV or streaming device. You will now see YouTube on your TV screen. 
      • To enable or disable closed captions, tap your phone or tablet screen while a video is playing, tap the menu (the three dots at the top-right corner), then toggle Captions on or off.

From a Computer Using Google Chrome and Chromecast

  1. Open Google Chrome. 
  2. Click the YouTube link in your performance reminder email on your computer.
  3. Click the menu (the three dots at the top-right corner of Chrome).
  4. Click Cast… on the menu. Chrome will now search for compatible devices.
  5. Select your TV Chromecast device and click Play. You will now see your Chrome window on your TV screen.

From an iPhone, iPad, or Mac Using AirPlay

Click HERE for detailed instructions from Apple.

 

Smart TV Options (If you are unable to cast):

Connect through Smart-TV YouTube App 

  1. Click the button leading to the stream in your email. This will open the YouTube stream.
  2. Make sure you are logged into YouTube using a Gmail account. (To see if you are logged in, click the account icon in the top right corner. It should be a circle with an image inside. It will either prompt you to log-in or show you a drop-down menu with various options if you are already logged in.)
  3. Next, like the stream. To do this, select the thumbs up button underneath the video stream.
  4. Open your Smart-TV’s YouTube Application.
  5. Use your remote to go to the drop-menu on the left and scroll up to Sign-In at the top of the list.
  6. You’ll be presented with two options: Sign in with the YouTube App or Sign in Another Way

Sign in with YouTube App on Phone

      1. Open the YouTube App on your Phone
      2. Make sure you are logged in to the same account you viewed the stream earlier with.
      3. A menu will appear in the top right corner of your screen to sign in.
      4. Follow the on-screen instructions. Your TV will be connected.

Sign in through YouTube.com/activate

      1. Select “Sign in Another Way” at the bottom of the screen.
      2. On your computer, go to YouTube.com/activate
      3. Make sure you are signed into the Gmail Account you wish to view the stream from.
      4. Enter the activation code on your Television Screen into the input field on your computer
      5. You should now be logged in to your Television

7. Now that you are logged in, return to the drop-down menu on the left and scroll down to “Library”

8. Under recently watched, you should see the stream. If you do not see the stream, select “Liked Videos.” The video should be here. (If you see neither of these options, double check to ensure you are logged into the Gmail Account that you accessed and liked the stream through.)

 

Smart-Technology Free Options:

From a Computer Using and HDMI Cord

  1. Locate an available HDMI port on your TV. These ports are usually labeled “HDMI.” If there is more than one port, each will be labeled with a number (e.g., HDMI 1, HDMI 2). 

2. Connect one end of the cable to your laptop’s HDMI port. 

      • You should only be able to insert the HDMI plug into the port in one direction. Never force the cable plug into the port since doing so could damage both the cord and the device.

3. Connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s HDMI port. If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, take note of the HDMI port number you’re using.

4. Turn on the TV and switch to the HDMI source on your TV. Use the SOURCE or INPUT button on your TV or remote to select the HDMI port. You’ll usually have to press it a few times until you reach the right port number. Once you reach the correct source, you should see the device’s image on the screen.

5. Click the Youtube link in your performance reminder email on your laptop. It should now be playing on your TV. 

6. Configure your computer’s audio to route through the TV.

      • Mac: Navigate to Apple menu > System Preferences > Sound > Output and select your TV or HDMI output.
      • Windows: Right-click the volume icon in the system tray (next to the clock), select Sound Settings, and select your computer’s default audio device, often called Speakers (High Definition Audio), from the “Choose your output device” menu.

 

Test It Out:

Use the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-4YOUvgM20

Still Stuck?

Please email boxoffice@hangartheatre.org. We will be with you ASAP to help you connect to the stream.