How to Add a Channel Gate

Learn how to add a channel gate for private streaming on Maestro.

Gates are customizable entry points that require users to take a certain action before accessing your Channel.

There are four main types of gates: 

  •  Login: Users must log in or create an account to access
  • Password: Users require a password to access
  • Ticket & Subscription: Users require payment to access
  • Access Code: Users must enter an access code to access

Each can be customized with a Title, Subtitle, as well as Mobile and Desktop Background Images.

With that said, here's how to add a gate to your channel on Maestro:

  1. Click "Channels" in the admin bar
  2. Select the channel that you'd like to add the gate to
  3. While on the selected channel, click "Access" under the channel settings
  4. The site will switch to a preview of the gate
  5. Optional: Add the date and time of the event. To turn on the Event date and time toggle the option "on"
  6. Enter a title
  7. Enter a subtitle if you wish (Note: use this space to tell your audience what to expect. The better you can entice your audience, the more likely they will get through the gate)
  8. Click the "Access Control" area to select your gate type.
  9. Select the Gate type 
  10. To add an Access Code: click on Ticket or "Subscription" > "Show Advanced Options" > "Access Codes Only (Advanced)" and toggle the option "on"

  11. You may also add a Subtitle and Background Images by clicking “Change Background” in the top right.
    • Desktop Background: 1920x1080
    • Mobile Background: 1100x1440
  12. When you’re finished, click “Publish” at the top of the page to finalize your work, then "Exit Editor."

There is a toggle switch at the top of the page to turn the gate on or off, t.

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Hint: to preview the gate, simply view the gated channel in a logged-out state. One easy way to do this is by opening the channel in a private/incognito browsing window.