Integrating Zoom in Movies Everywhere

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For Movies Everywhere, every screening is an event.
Using the Interactive Event feature, you can embed Zoom directly on our event page to allow a frictionless experience to an audience without ever switching from one website to another.

Start by entering into the Event which you have pre-created and choose the Interactive tab out of the four available tabs. As you can see in the below images:

In the Interactive tab, we have at the bottom of the page five options to choose for Integration of the page. It is recommended to choose Zoom for a better session experience.

To configure Zoom, create a Meeting or a Webinar on Zoom first. Then, fill in its details.

It’s mandatory to create a Zoom meeting in advance as per an Event schedule.
The meeting ID & passcode:

You can copy the meeting ID from the meeting invitation link and also from the meeting details.

1. It’s advisable to set a simple passcode to reduce the chances of mistakes.
2. Please make sure that you paste the meeting ID without spaces or slashes to go live without errors.

Title of Stream: The Title of Stream entered by you will be appearing at the beginning of the Zoom session. In the front-end, it will look like the following image:

Title of Stream will goes here in Front-end like above image

When the Zoom is embedded into the Event page, it will be placed here right after the countdown turns zero.

Before pushing our Zoom meeting to the Event page, it is advisable to verify that the Meeting is open by clicking on the PREVIEW.

To be able to preview the Zoom meeting on Movies Everywhere there are two options:-

Go into the meeting settings on Zoom –> Choose advanced options –> Checked the box “Allow participants to join anytime”.
Because when you join a meeting from Movies Everywhere, you join as a guest., That’s why it’s important to check the box, otherwise, you won’t be able to preview Zoom from Movies Everywhere.

Start the meeting before the embedding of Zoom in the Event page.

1. Check the box “Allow participants to join anytime” on Zoom
2. Preview Zoom before going live

Force Live on Air:-
If you want Zoom to be the first thing viewers will see and not the movie player at the end of the countdown, then click on the Force Live on Air. That will make Zoom appears instead of the film player.

Let’s Sum up our learning so far:
1. Create an Event
2. Go into the Interactive tab
3. Enter the Zoom meeting details
4. Preview the meeting
5. When Ready to Launch, click on Force Live on Air

Click on Force Live on Air before the Event starts in case the host would like to greet the audience. That would ensure that viewers will see Zoom and not the video player on the event page.

On the Event page, when you pushed the Zoom meeting, users have to click on “Join Audio” to hear the sound.

To make the session more interactive, Movies Everywhere provides also a real-time notification feature through which you can send notifications on the Event page to the audience.

On the event, page the audience will be able to see the notifications as seen in the following screenshot:

At the end of the Zoom meeting session, you can remove it by clicking on STOP.

To make sure the movie plays smoothly to the audience, it is recommended to click on Force Movie Playback.

You can push the Zoom into the Event each time you want to create an interaction. You can also configure other platforms in parallel or by replacing Zoom.

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