How to Broadcast a Poll or Trivia Overlay

Learn how to broadcast a poll or trivia overlay.

Maestro offers several gamification tools. Using our overlays, you can poll the audience, ask a trivia question, or have users make a prediction in real time. 

The average engagement rate for multiple-choice questions is 30 to 50%. Check out what these overlays look like on desktop and mobile.

Please note, overlays are only available on live channels in TV or Live Stream mode.

Create and Broadcast a Poll or Trivia Overlay

  1. Choose the live channel you'd like to broadcast the overlay on
  2. Select "Overlays" in the admin bar
  3. Click "Catalog" at the top of your overlays menu.

  4. Click the preview button next to the overlay to see an example of this overlay in your channel (it must be in TV mode to see previews): 
  5. Click the image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-17-31-50-PM button to select a previously created question or to create a new one.
    • To create a new question, option click "New Question" in the top right of the modal
    • To create a new question, follow the directions below:
      • Toggle "Show Numbers" on if you want participants to see the number of votes cast for each option
      • If you are creating a Trivia question, enter the "Correct Option" from the list of answers
      • Enter answer options and optionally, images
      • To add/remove options click "Add 2 Options" or "Remove 2 Options" below the last option shown (Note: You can have two, four, or six poll options and two or four trivia options)
      • Once you’ve completed your poll options, click "Save" in the top right corner of the modal
  6. Your new question will now be listed as an option. Click the image-png-Feb-09-2022-09-17-31-50-PM sign to add it to your poll overlay or the edit button to make changes:
  7. You will be shown a preview of your poll if your channel is in TV mode
  8. Enter the duration of time you’d like your poll to appear on the screen (Note: We recommend 30 to 60 seconds, but the default duration is 20 seconds)
  9. If you'd like to broadcast your poll or trivia to all of your live channels, toggle "All Channels"
  10. Click the teal broadcast button to push your overlay live: 

Note: The stats above your message cannot be seen by viewers

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