So, you are new to the world of Kast?
It's great to have you here, welcome! To make your start as smooth as possible, we've compiled this handy little guide on how to get the most out of Kast. Just follow along and you will be up and running in no time.
We've also created this video to help you along.
Set up an account
To install Kast on your PC or Mac, simply head over to the Kast web page and select the appropriate version.
If you'd prefer to watch on the web, you can open any party from a share link such as this one in a Google Chrome browser.
Upon opening Kast you will be given the chance to register an account for yourself.
Create and customize parties
Creating an account will also automatically create your very own party. This can be found under the My Parties tab on the right side of Kast as well as the main page. Both of these locations also allow you to create a new party by clicking the "+" icon.
By default, your party is private meaning it does not show on the main page and you will have to approve all membership requests before anybody can join. To edit the party settings, select the party and then click the settings icon on the right side of the party view.
To learn more about private parties, check this article.
Watch & text chat
Joining a party allows you to listen in, text chat, and watch video. The easiest way to get started is to jump into a party where someone else is already kasting. You can check out our very own Kast Welcome Party on the main page, or browse through the live parties further down.
To join in, just hover your mouse over one of the parties and click "join party". If you want to talk or share video you will have to get kasting permission.
Kast to talk & share video
Watching is only part of the fun. Sharing experiences that are important to you is where it's truly at!
Joining a party and getting kasting permission will allow you to talk and kast video to the party. Once you have kasting permission, click the video icon at the bottom of the party to to share a single application window, your entire screen, or your webcam.
If you want to host a watch party, you can check out this guide we've made.
Kast is best when enjoyed with other people. If you have some great content you would like to share with your friends, sharing on Kast is easy. Just click the "Invite Friends" button in the top left corner, and you can choose to invite people already on Kast, or get a link that you can share on any social media or direct message to your friend.
If the friends you invite don't have a Kast account yet, they can easily download the app, or then watch directly from the browser (requires Chrome). How easy is that!
Customize your account
Once you have your account created, you might want to set a snazzy new avatar and banner for yourself. You can manage these options by selecting your avatar from the upper right corner of Kast and choosing "Picture & Banner" from the dropdown.
In this section we've collected some common problems you might encounter when trying to kast.
- Application is showing just a blank screen (related to hardware acceleration): Chrome, Firefox & VLC.
- How to share computer audio on PC.
- How to share computer audio on Mac.
- Nothing happens when you press "stream", or button is greyed out.
If you are having problems, don't hesitate to contact our customer support through this link.