Suggestions for Listening
Listen and Watch on your Television
For most homes, a television will provide the best viewing and listening experience. Although we cannot provide support for every specific television model, the following methods should help most people connect the concert to their television in some way.
Cast from a phone or tablet
Casting your screen lets you mirror the screen on your device on the television so you can enjoy the concert exactly as you see it on your mobile device—only bigger and with better sound.
Click here for instructions on how to cast an Android device using Chromecast
Click here for instructions on how to cast an apple device (such as an iPhone or iPad) using AirPlay
Connect your computer to your television
Depending on what features your television and laptop have, it may be possible to connect using one of the following methods:
Click here for instructions on how to connect a computer to your TV using bluetooth
Click here for instructions on how to connect your computer to your television using an HDMI cable
Access the internet directly on your television
Some televisions, often referred to as ‘Smart TVs’ will allow you to visit a website directly on your television. Simply enter the website url for the concert (such as waterfordinternationalorganfestival.ie/concert-1/) into your television’s browser, enter the password, and enjoy. Your television will need to be connected to the internet for this to work
Watch directly on Vimeo
All concerts are hosted on Vimeo, an online video streaming service, and links for each concert on Vimeo can be found on the individual concert pages. Click here to learn all the ways that you can connect Vimeo to your television.
Listening on Other Devices
Although a television may provide the best listening and viewing experience for most people, it is also perfectly fine to watch on your mobile device, tablet, or computer. Just be sure to use a high-quality pair of headphones!
Getting the most from home viewing
In order to provide you with the best concert experience possible, we have kept the quality and, therefore, file size for each video very high. Depending on factors such as the speed of your internet connection and the processing power of your computer or television, the video may pause when you stream as it buffers. This can be very frustrating, but the following tips should help:
- Pause the video before watching. Most video players allow you to build a buffer before playing the video. It could be that the video simply isn’t streaming data at a fast enough rate to keep up with the player. If you press “Play,” and then “Pause,” this should let most of the video load beforehand.
- If you are experiencing problems, disable and the re-enable the Internet connection to see if speed improves. Resetting your internet at the box may also help.
- Cancel all other data transfers happening on the network and disconnect other devices. If you are streaming multiple videos at once, or if you are downloading large files, this might be utilising the available bandwidth. Also, if you share a connection with other users, they might be using the bandwidth with their videos or downloads. Even devices that are connected to your internet that are not being used could be using bandwidth in the background, so try disconnecting them.
- If streaming or casting from a device, shut down unnecessary programs or internet tabs. Each programme makes the device work harder and can slow down applications, including video streaming.