Remote control XSplit Broadcaster from your mobile with CastHub

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Remote control your XSplit Broadcaster

NOTE: TL;DR Version Here

In this short guide, I’m going to show you how you can remote control XSplit Broadcaster. Whether it’s from the another PC on your network or whilst you’re out and about using your mobile.

With this method, I’ll be using CastHub which is primarily a dashboard tool for content creators and live streamers but just so happens to come with a very cool system called automations.

Automations allow you to…you guessed it, automate stuff! The concept is fairly simple, you generally provide something that should trigger the automation. This could be from anything like a Twitch follower all the way to a song changing on Spotify. Once the trigger happens, it will then perform the actions you choose such as send a tweet or change scene in XSplit Broadcaster. The best thing about these automations, is that CastHub have a handy little mobile application that lets you trigger these automations at will, whenever you wish.

Before we get started, there are a few things you’ll need to get this to work.

Requirements

NOTE: CastHub mobile is only available on Android at the moment

XSplit Broadcaster is needed for obvious reasons. The Elgato Stream Deck extension is needed as this is what CastHub uses to communicate with XSplit Broadcaster. You’ll need the CastHub app running, which is where the automations will be executed and then the CastHub mobile app to actually trigger the automations such as scene switching or toggling audio devices.

The Guide

First thing is make sure that XSplit Broadcaster is already open and that the Elgato Stream Deck extension is running. This will ensure that we don’t have issues when connecting to XSplit Broadcaster and adding actions in a short while.

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Creating your first automation

In CastHub, click the Automations tab in the top menu bar and then click “New Automation”

Lets give our automation a name, such as “Switch to game scene”. We’ll also make the icon the XSplit Broadcaster icon just so it’s easier to identify.

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Automations are made up of triggers, conditions (optional) and actions. The general flow goes like this: When the trigger happens, check the conditions (if set). If the conditions are met, then perform the actions.

Because we’ll be triggering the automations from the mobile app, we don’t really need to set up a trigger. We can think of the mobile app as “the trigger”. So the flow goes - When the automation is triggered from the mobile app, perform the actions. As such, we can just move straight on to the actions.

Lets create our first action by clicking the plus symbol in the actions section to add a card.

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In the Streaming Software section, click install on “XSplit Switch Scenes”. You can also search for the “XSplit Switch Scenes” action card from the search bar in the top right

If you’ve never used the XSplit integration in CastHub before, you’ll be asked to connect otherwise you’ll be able to select your existing integration. In this case, lets click connect.

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Provided that CastHub is running on the same PC as XSplit Broadcaster, everything here can be left as default. It’s up to you if you change the friendly name. I’m just going to leave the default.

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Once the connection has been made, make sure to check the integration and then click install and then cilck “Go to automation”

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With automation cards, we can do a handful of things such as give them custom names or even change the color. For now, lets just click the properties icon so we can tell CastHub which scene we want to switch to.

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From the dropdown, we should now be able to see a list of scenes we have open in XSplit Broadcaster. In my case, I’m just going to choose the “In-Game” scene and then click “Save Changes”.

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And that’s basically it! Now we should move on to quickly testing out automation.

Test the automation

We want to make sure the automation we’ve just created works before we move on to the next step. We can do this by clicking the play button in the trigger column. This will run our automation for us.

Make sure you’re on a different scene in XSplit Broadcaster and then click the trigger automation button. If everything was set up correctly, your scene should now change to the one you set up in the action.

If it doesn’t work, then you’ll need to make sure you have the Elgato Stream Deck extension running and configured properly.

Use the mobile app to switch scenes

Now that we’ve confirmed that the automation works in the previous step, we can now trigger it from the mobile app. Open CastHub on your android mobile phone

TL;DR

  1. In CastHub desktop app, create a new automation
  2. Add a new action and then browse for XSplit Broadcaster - Switch Scene
  3. If this is your first time using an XSplit integration in CastHub, leave the default information and connect
  4. Test the automation and check that it is switching scenes in XSplit Broadcaster
  5. Open the mobile app on your phone and then trigger the scene switch from there
  6. PROFIT???