Sports scoreboard FAQ - KeepTheScore

How does the sports scoreboard work?

The scoreboard runs entirely in your browser, so you don't have to worry about installing anything. For each scoreboard there are 3 views, each one reachable via a unique link:

  1. The control panel: this is where you change scores, change the colors and team names.
  2. The scoreboard: this is what the spectators and players see. It runs in it's own browser window or tab and should be displayed on a screen, displace, or projector. You can also share a link to the scoreboard on social media or elsewhere.
  3. A compact scoreboard for use in streaming scenarios. This is sometimes called a "score bug". It allows you to overlay scores onto a live stream.

How can I project the scoreboard onto a screen?

You have 2 options:

Option 1: Use one device for controlling and displaying the scoreboard. This means that you need 2 displays connected to the device. One display will show the control panel, the other will show the scoreboard itself. How this is setup will depend on your operating system and is beyond the scope of this article, but here is a good guide to get you started.

Option 2: The alternative is that you have one device for controlling the scoreboard and a second device for displaying it. The only thing you have to solve here is how to get the link for the scoreboard to the second device. You could email it to yourself for instance. The 2 devices do not need to be connected via a cable or Bluetooth, but they do both need an internet connection.

Can I embed the scoreboard on another page?

Yes, you can! But only if you are using a generic, basketball or soccer scoreboard!

On the control panel, click the "SHOW AND SHARE SCOREBOARD" button. Then click on the "Add scoreboard to Website" and follow the instructions.

Why does the timer sometimes slow down?

The timer can slow down or stop if the browser tab with the control panel for your scoreboard is not visible at all times. Ensure that the browser is not minimized or hidden behind another window to ensure smooth operation of the timer.

On the projection device, open the link that appears when you click on "SHOW AND SHARE SCOREBOARD" on your control panel.

How do I integrate a scoreboard overlay into my live stream?

Yes, you can! Please take a look at the scoreboard overlay guide to learn how to do this.

How do I create a scoreboard?

  1. Go to this page and click the "TRY IT NOW" button
  2. This will result in a new scoreboard being created and you being shown the control panel for this scoreboard.
  3. To see the actual scoreboard, click the "SHOW AND SHARE SCOREBOARD" button.

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