Blog > 06 April, 2023
Step-by-step instructions for adding a scoreboard overlay to your mobile Streamlabs live stream.
Streamlabs, maker of the popular desktop streaming app, also has an excellent mobile app. Just like the desktop app, you can add widgets and overlays to give your live-stream a professional touch and provide valuable information to your viewers.
In this article, we'll show you how to add a scoreboard overlay to your mobile live stream!
Streamlabs is a popular and free live-streaming software that provides a wide range of tools and features for streamers.
One thing that Streamlabs does not offer, however, is the ability to add a scoreboard overlay to your stream. This is where we, KeepTheScore.com, come in. We provide a free and easy-to-use solution that you can add to your Streamlabs stream in just a few minutes. Some features, such as uploading logos are paid, but the basic functionality is free. There are no watermarks or ads in our overlays.
Our product also comes with a stand-alone online scoreboard that you can share on social media or project onto a big screen. You are basically getting multiple scoreboards at once. All of them are live and update in real-time.
There are several steps to adding the scoring overlay to the mobile app. They are listed below and will be explained in more detail further down.
In this step we create and customize the live scoreboard overlay. To begin, click here to create your scoreboard and then click "Start here". You can do this without registering an account.
You should then see the following. This is your "control panel".
Click on the team names to edit them. You can also configure a few other things.
You will use this control panel to change the scores, once you have integrated the overlay into your stream.
The control panel also works great on a mobile device or tablet, all without having to install any extra apps. So your "scorekeeper" can use their mobile device to change the scores and can even be in a different room or location.
Next, we will get hold of the overlay URL. It will look something like this:
https://keepthescore.com/stream/vzrxdnpiedr/. This is all you need to insert the overlay into your stream.
Click on the orange "SHOW AND SHARE YOUR SCOREBOARD" button at the top of the control panel. You will then see a screen like this:
Click the panel that the arrow is pointing to in the image above. Now you will see this:
Click on the blue "COPY URL" button. The URL should now be copied to your clipboard.
By the way, you can also choose between a horizontal or vertical layout for the overlay. We'll go with the default horizontal layout for now.
Onto the final step!
The hardest thing about this step is getting the URL from the previous step onto the mobile device that you will be streaming from. You can do this in a few ways:
Once you have the URL on your mobile device, you can insert it into the Streamlabs app.
You will be adding the scoreboard overlay to a "scene". A scene is a collection of widgets and overlays that you can switch on and off.
To access scenes, open the Streamlabs Mobile App and select the 2 horizontal lines in the top left corner.
Then select "Scenes".
Next, click on the "Create New Scene" button.
Next enter a name for your scene and choose the "Custom" layout option. Then click "Create new scene".
You are now in your newly created scene. Add a new layer by following the steps below until you get to the "Add a URL" option.
The following screen is the place where you will insert the URL from step 2.
After clicking the "Add" button you will see the preview scene below. Use the carets at the corners to resize the overlay. to flatten it like in the screenshot below.
You should also move the overlay to the top (or the bottom) of the screen. Now click on save and you are done!
Note that you will also be asked to create the scene in the other phone oriention. The process is indentical so we will not cover it here.
You should now see the scoreboard overlay on your screen as show below and are ready to start streaming. To change the scores, use the control panel that you created in step 1. As already mentioned above, another person on another device can take care of the score-keeping and it will automatically update the overlay.
Just to remind you why the Keepthescore.com solution is great:
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