Equipment Setup &

Pre-session Check

* If you are new to Rehearsal Live Share, and have not already done so, please perform the steps on our getting started page first!

Here's how to setup the equipment needed to use Rehearsal Live Share on any supported platform.

Rehearsal Live Share requires hardware components such as a microphone, headphones, and camera to be used in conjunction with the software.   Live share sessions are most successful when all users have preconfigured those components in advance of a session, so check out the tutorials below to ensure a proper setup on your platform.  If you are missing any of the required hardware, check out our recommendations page for suggestions on what equipment to buy.     

Here's a video of quick tips for a pre-session check with RLS.  For more complete, platform specific tutorials, click the links below: 

Apple Computers

Macinstosh computers have privacy settings that must be changed to allow RLS to use the mic and camera.  Like all platforms, it's best to close all applications, plug in any hardware, and then launch RLS.  You should also check RLS preferences to make sure the correct equipment is selected, and then test it in a personal live share window.  This tutorial shows you how.

Windows PCs

Like all platforms, you should close all applications, plug in any hardware, and then launch RLS on your Windows PC.  You should also check RLS preferences to make sure the correct equipment is selected, and then test it in a personal live share window.  See this tutorial for details on how.

iOS Devices

Like Apple computers, iOS devices also have privacy settings that must be changed to allow RLS to use the mic and camera.  It's also best to close all apps, plug in any hardware, and then launch the RLS app.  Bluetooth headphones do not work on iOS, so wired headphones should be used.  The app does not have a preferences pane like the desktop version, but our video will demonstrate how to test your equipment to confirm it's working properly. 

Android Devices

Android devices have privacy settings like Mac and iOS.  Like all platforms, you should close all applications, plug in any hardware, and then launch RLS on your Android device.  Bluetooth headphones do not work on Android, so wired headphones should be used.  The app does not have a preferences pane like the desktop version, but our video will demonstrate how to test your equipment to confirm it's working properly. See this tutorial for details on how.

Chromebook

Chromebooks have privacy settings like Mac and iOS.  Like all platforms, you should close all applications, plug in any hardware, and then launch RLS on your Chromebook.  Bluetooth headphones do not work on Android, so wired headphones should be used.  The video camera is turned off by default on Chromebook, but may be toggled on.  The app does not have a preferences pane like the desktop version, but our video will demonstrate how to test your equipment to confirm it's working properly. See this tutorial for details on how.

Now you are all set to take part in a Rehearsal Live Share session.  Be sure to check out our Best Practices page for some good tips on how to have a successful session.  If you run into issues, just visit our Troubleshooting page.  And for a complete, detailed reference on RLS and it's functions, see our User Guide page.   If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact us.