Stream Share is a new feature that enables subscribers to share TWOTP films with friends, and groups who do not have a TWOTP subscription.
Stream Share film links are activated and scheduled for a set period of time. Viewers simply enter their email to watch the film you share. Emails are then stored and available in your account dashboard under the Stream Share tab.
Creating new spaces for conversation in new places.
Foundationally, requiring an email makes it possible to provide free streaming to your community/audience. We can't feed our families if our work was available for free, for all. (We're all for the barter system, but there's not many places left to trade filmmaking for food, tea, weapons, and spices). Requiring emails also provides for a basic level of privacy and a measure of intimacy for your streaming spaces and conversations.
Emails are secure on our site. Full stop. And our community won't need to worry about getting spammed with non-human, cheesy sales funnel emails. Your emails will never be sold. We've kept user emails to ourselves for over 17 years here at TWOTP and we don't plan on breaking that trust any time soon. Emails will only be available to subscribers, TWOTP (and possibly authors whose films are streamed) in order to connect, stir imaginations, and to support this "ecosystem" from the bottom up :)
The stream share feature will generate a unique link to the film you have selected. This link will only be active for a set amount of time. Share the film anywhere you can, uh...share a link :)
There are two ways to Stream Share a film. You can click the Stream Share button at the bottom right of the player on the film page you are wanting to stream. Or, you can begin a Stream Share in your account settings under the Stream Share tab by clicking "new stream share" and then searching for the film title you are looking to share and set up the Stream Share.
Once initiated, you'll see options for your stream share. Begin by setting the start date. The end date can be set up to your subscription's stream share duration limit.
The viewer limit will control how many people are able to view the film through your share link and participate in the chat.
Stream Share is available on all plans except Personal Monthly. Group plans may purchase extra views without upgrading to a higher plan tier. These extra views will be available until they are used up.