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.
- XSplit Broadcaster (4.0 or above) - Download XSplit Broadcaster
- Elgato Stream Deck extension - Click here to install
- CastHub - Download CastHub
- CastHub Mobile App - CastHub | Android
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.
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.
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.
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.