For the optimal listening experience, we recommend listening through high-quality headphones or stream through your home stereo. Our video was captured in High Definition (1080p) and will look great on any screen you choose — to watch the concert in full-screen mode, click the four areas in the bottom right-hand corner of the video to maximize your screen.
Here are some articles we think you might find helpful for setup:
To watch on your TV, use one of the following options:
1. HDMI cable
If your devices have the capability, use an HDMI cable to connect a laptop to your TV.
You can buy an HDMI cable online or from electronics shops and most supermarkets. You might already have one lying around the house in that box of cables and wires you have tucked away somewhere.
In order to use an HDMI cable you’ll need to make sure that your computer and your television have HDMI ports.
If either device doesn’t have an HDMI port, you might be able to buy an adaptor that fits your set-up.
HDMI cables have different shaped ends and will only fit one way round.
The ‘M’ in HDMI stands for ‘Multimedia’. This means that a single cable carries the sound and picture.
2. Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast is a device that enables you to ‘beam’ to your TV from certain apps and Google’s web browser.
You need to plug the Chromecast device into your TV’s HDMI port, but once you’ve done that you can connect your computer (or your tablet or phone) to the TV without using another cable.
Since many newer laptop models and almost all tablets don’t come with a built-in HDMI port this option saves you the faff of finding the right adaptor.
3. Apple AirPlay
If you use an Apple computer or tablet you might be able to use AirPlay to connect to your TV.
AirPlay is available on more recent Apple devices. To find out if you have it on yours look for the AirPlay icon.
AirPlay will connect to some Smart TVs and all Apple TVs.
Depending on the livestream you’re watching you might be able to ‘cast’ the video straight to your TV.
Alternatively, if you’re watching something in a browser you can also use AirPlay to set up screen-mirroring.
4. Using a web browser on your Smart TV or streaming device
Smart TVs are internet enabled and many have built-in browsers for the web (or the option to download one). The most popular are:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Samsung Internet Browser
- Puffin TV Browser
If your TV doesn’t have this capability, all is not lost. If you’ve got an Amazon FireTVstick (or any of the numerous similar devices) then it’ll have web browsing software pre-installed.
We’ve had good results from using the built-in Firefox app (allowing you to cast or share browsers between your devices and your TV), or Amazon have their own browser called Silk which works well as a standalone web browser.
5. Use apps to cast
If you have a Smart TV it will have the option to ‘cast’ built in. Look out for an icon like the one above. You’ll be able to play videos on your devices, via the large streaming companies (YouTube, Vimeo and others) directly onto your TV, or through service such as Roku or AmazonFireTV stick.