Watching a live stream on your TV is definitely a much better experience.
Luckily, Seated supports the ability for you to watch your live streams on popular streaming devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Firestick.
Some of these experiences are super easy to set up, while others, unfortunately, require a bit of extra third-party software.
We'll walk you through each one below.
Works best when using an iPhone, iPad, or a computer using the Safari browser
This option is definitely the easiest and most straight forward set up if you're already using a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad.
When you're on your mobile device or in the Safari browser, just tap the AirPlay icon on the bottom play bar and select the device you'd like to use with AirPlay. Note: The AirPlay option will not display on other browsers like Chrome or Firefox. You'll need to be using the Safari browser.
Note: We do not recommend using the "Mirror Built-in Display" option on your Mac. Mirroring the full desktop often makes the video appear choppy and can cause your audio to be out of sync.
Works best when using an Android phone, Android Tablet, or a computer using the Chrome browser
You'll need to be using the Chrome browser in order to cast to your Chromecast. Note: Casting to Chromecast will not work from your iPhone unless you have additional third-party apps installed.
Once you are on Seated's watch page in the Chrome browser, go to the 3 dots in the top right corner of your browser and select "Cast.."
Once you've selected "Cast..." you should then see an option to cast your entire tab to any Chromecast device that's detected on the same Wifi network.
Note: When prompted, it is very important that you select to "Optimize" for fullscreen casting. If you do not have this option selected, then the video may appear choppy or the audio may be out of sync.
Once you select the device, the entire window should appear on your TV screen. You can then choose to make the tab full screen, by tapping the expand button in the bottom right corner of the video.
If you have the optimized for full screen feature turned on, then you should see a blank window on your computer and the full video on your TV.
*Note: Seated does not control these third-party apps. Please download them at your own risk.
The Roku doesn't support native casting from an iPhone or computer, so you'll need to download a third-party app in order to make this work.
We got it working using an app called Roku Cast from the iPhone App Store in conjunction with a channel app called iWebTV for the Roku. They are both free apps, but have some paid features you may want to consider. There were also similar apps that may work in similar ways that we haven't fully tested.
1) Download the Roku Cast app from the App Store on your iPhone.
2) Copy your order details link and paste it into the URL bar at the top of the app. You'll then need to log into your order page with your phone number.
3) Once you are logged in, you should see the video playing. You can then select the "To TV" button and you should see your Roku as an option in the menu.
4) On your TV, it will then prompt you to install an app called iWebTV
5) When you open the channel, it should prompt you to start the video on your phone again.
6) Once you select the video again, it should appear on your Roku!
The video may appear in low quality to start. You may have to adjust the settings manually and select a higher resolution.
This app is for iPhone, but there are similar apps for both Android and desktop computers.
To stream on your Fire TV, we found it best to use the Amazon Silk web browser, in conjunction with the Android or iPhone remote app for Fire TV.
If you already have your Fire TV linked to your Amazon account, then you should be able to directly "deliver" the Silk app to your Fire TV stick.
Once you install the Amazon Silk web browser on your Fire TV, it will appear as the app called "Internet" (shown below)
Once you are in Silk app, you can manually type in the order URL that was sent to you via text message and email. Your order URL will start with: "https://go.seated.com/orders/" + a string of letters and numbers (case sensitive)
Since it's difficult to type long URLs using the actual Fire TV remote, we suggest downloading the Android or iPhone app for Fire TV, because it makes it much easier to type or copy/paste your order URL.
Then once you're logged into your order page, you can go full screen by hovering the cursor over the bottom right of the video player.
You can also plug your computer directly into your TV using an HDMI cable. This may require extra cables and adapters.