Live Stream Testing for a Seamless Customer Experience

When the big game is on the line, the functionality and geotargeting of your broadcast-quality live stream matter more than ever. Live stream-to-app productions from Fox, MLS, and even CBS’s broadcast of the biggest football game of the year rely on Testlio for live stream testing and monitoring, on any device, anywhere.

Testlio’s live stream testing customers represent 17% of all unique visits in Comscore’s Top 25

Comscore Top 25 Multi-Platform Properties, April 2019

Diagnose stream issues in real-time

Traditional televised broadcasts have shifted to a set of diverse platforms. At the same time, viewers and advertisers continue to expect the same, high-quality experience on any device.

Partnering with Testlio means live stream producers focus on building a world-class event. Testlio’s end-to-end people + software testing platform cover the rest.

Diagnose and provide rapid response reports on stream health issues and drops in user impressions

Monitor, test, and validate all app functional and design implementations during the event

Monitor and report vital analytics related to the event page, video, and ad tracking

Manage and monitor all localization testing to identify unique issues impacting affiliate markets

Pre-event preparation & practice cycle testing for proxy testing

We’ve got you covered.

Testlio has dedicated clusters of testers available in all major media markets on all major devices and operating systems. Our testers help clients geotarget their live stream ad serving and experience testing for any event by unique markets.

Source: Sample U.S. Tester Clusters from Testlio Community Dashboard.

Testlio Live Stream Testing Coverage

  • Amazon Fire Cube
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Android TV Xiaomi Mi Box
  • Android Mobile Devices
  • Android Wear OS
  • Apple Mac Desktop Devices
  • iOS Mobile Devices e.g. iPhone, iPad
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple TV 4th Generation
  • Chrome OS
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Express
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Samsung Tizen
  • Sony Playstation 4
  • Windows OS Desktop Devices
  • Vizio TV
  • XBOX

Live Stream Testing and Monitoring with Testlio

Like producing television programs and live events, testing and monitoring a live stream event requires the rapid formation of a connected team of experts.

Our quality assurance testing team works with you to craft a testing and development plan tailored to your live stream broadcast. You gain a partner to both develop and execute your testing strategy.

Planning stage considerations

  • Is VPN an option to simulate locations?
  • What platforms are we covering and will logs/analytic tracking be required?
  • Are there pre and post requirements for review?
  • What locations are we covering or does location matter?
  • What feedback is the most useful? (i.e., persistent network branding vs. stream health)?
  • What level of escalation will we need for the event?
  • Will any purchasing be needed before or during testing?

Use Cases

Real-world examples of Testlio Live Stream Testing in action

Top Five Network Premier of Popular TV Series

Testlio’s live stream team tested coverage in owned and operated affiliate markets on the network’s app for iOS, Android, and tvOS.

Live Major League Games

Testlio’s live stream team tests games on iOS and Android including pre-event, live-event, and post-event test cases.

Testlio testers provide live updates on goals, penalties, and other vital game details in real-time.

Live Stream Broadcast of Largest Sporting Event of the Year

Testlio’s live stream team monitored the biggest U.S. football game of the year on eight platforms across two apps (CBS Sports HQ and CBS All Access) for the entire nine-hour event.

Testers observed stream health and reviewed tracking calls via Charles and Wireshark while maintaining real-time communication with CBS’ live stream production team via Slack.

Top Five Network Pay Per View (PPV) Live Championship Boxing Event

Testlio’s live stream team tested for interruptions and stream quality on Apple TV 4th Gen and 4K devices. Testers provided Charles logs to document recordings and display of sent and received data.

Live content on premium video comprised more than one-third of total ad views in 2018, growing 86% over 2017.

Freewheel Video Marketplace Report Q4, 2018

The Testlio Live Stream
Testing Difference

Real-world examples of Testlio Live Stream Testing in action

Work With the Best

Testlio has deep domain expertise with over 1 billion end-users touching our customers’ apps every month. We only hire the most experienced testers to monitor, validate, and report issues throughout your event. Our commitment to employee excellence means your viewing audience enjoys a seamless entertainment experience.

Ease of Onboarding

Sign on to Testlio’s all-in-one managed QA services platform and in as little as two weeks, you’ll have your account set up, test plans ready, team training completed, and all prep work required for your go-live event.
Your dedicated engagement manager introduces you to the platform, secures a live stream testing team, and guides the integration with your QA and software development applications already in use to report issues and connect with your team.

Scale Testing Without Management Hassles

You have enough to manage already. Testlio takes care of your live stream test plans, device coverage, and affiliate market coverage while delivering critical insights, so you can focus on producing an epic event.

Efficiencies and Flexibility

Testlio has developed an efficient live stream testing process and software testing tools that keep costs under control. Live stream clients tap into Testlio’s flexible professional testing network and project management based on as many hours required for pre-event, event, and post-event testing.

The future of live stream testing and monitoring is now

Good things happen to live stream producers when bringing in the best QA testers:

  • Extend your team with highly experienced engagement managers and connected testers familiar with the intensity of live event production
  • Take comfort in a firm safety net which discovers and communicates stream health issues in real-time
  • See critical test coverage in areas previously unattainable by other testing approaches
  • Execute tests in parallel to reduce turnaround times
  • Receive scripts consistently tailored to your precise needs


From leading brands to emerging companies

our clients support more than 1 billion users and are organizations of all sizes.