First things first, here's what you need to get started:

✔ Your device/s that you'll use to stream:
Laptop, PC, mobile phone, tablet, etc.

✔ Internet connection - wifi or data

✔ YouTube account/s


Here's our step-by-step YouTube streaming guide.
Please read carefully and thoroughly.
Pakibasang maigi mula umpisa hanggang dulo. :)

Open your YouTube account and make sure that your account is logged in.

❌ Don't use incognito mode on your browsers.

MANUALLY SEARCH for the official MV and make sure that the video is from SB19's official account.

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Why are we manually searching the MV?
This is so that the video will get into YouTube PH's trending video list.

TIP: Searching the MV via search engines like Google can help improve its searchability score. So aside from manually searching on YouTube, you can also search on Google and click the YT link from the search results.

Before pressing play, check the following:
Volume is at least 50%
Video quality is at least 480p
Autoplay is turned off

DO NOT MUTE the video while streaming.
You can mute your PC/ laptop.
Or if on mobile, plug-in your earphones instead of muting your phone.

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Why do we need to set it at 480p quality?
This is to ensure that our views will not be filtered as low-quality streams and not be counted as a view.

QUESTION: Can I watch the fillers at below 480p?
We still recommend watching it at 480p as much as possible. Switching video quality often while streaming might get it flagged.

QUESTION: My internet is so slow and it's hard for me to stream continuously at 480p. What can I do? :(
You can let the video load first before playing the entire video. Or let's redirect your efforts and stream on Spotify instead.

Stream the video until the end and always play at normal playback speed.

NOTE: You can only stream the official focus video up to 4x every hour.

❌Do not change the playback speed nor put the video on loop/replay.
❌ Do not skip any parts of the video.
❌ Do not skip ads or use an ad-blocker.
Ads are a revenue source for SB19.
By watching it in full, we are helping them earn.

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Can I use split screen, minimize the video, or stream in the background while streaming on my phone?
YES, but only if you are a YouTube premium subscriber.

QUESTION: Can I minimize the video or leave it playing in the background if I'm streaming on my PC?
YES, you can.

QUESTION: Can I skip the ads on the fillers?
YES, you can. But if it's on the official MV, please watch it.

QUESTION: Can I pause the video while watching?
YES, you can as that is natural behavior. But don't leave it on pause for too long.

TIP: If you see the WHAT❓ official MV on YouTube's homepage and/or on the suggested videos, watch and click it. This will help bump the video's popularity and recommend it to more people.

While streaming, like and reply to relevant comments.

Leave your own comment/s too. Make sure that your replies and comments are relevant.

❌ Please DO NOT SPAM the comments section.

Here are samples of SPAM comments:

Comments with repetitive emojis and text are spam.
Please avoid commenting attendance checks, view count updates, and other irrelevant comments. Don't engage with negative comments.

We encourage sharing your honest thoughts on the video, talk about SB19, and interact with your co-A'TIN and new listeners. Make your comments positive and interactive.

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Can I add emojis to my comment?
YES. But use it in moderation. 😀✌

QUESTION: Can I use streaming-related words in my comment?
For safety measures, NO.

Like the video and share the link on your socials
(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Messenger, etc.)

⭐ Ways you can share:
1. Directly share to platforms

2. Share via LINK

3. Share via EMBED

Watch your fillers and repeat step 2.

Click below to learn more about fillers:

NOTE: Switch accounts every 2-3 hours.

⭐ Avoid streaming non-stop for hours. Take a break every now and then.

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Should I clear my cache/viewing history?
Yes, you may BUT only at least after a day or so.

QUESTION: Can I stream the audio version from SB19 - Topic channel?
Yes, you may. This is YouTube Music's auto-generated channel for SB19 with the audio provided by Sony Music Entertainment.
So if there is no official MV or lyric video yet, you can stream this one first.

QUESTION: Does YouTube count music views?
Yes. Views on downloaded videos in YouTube Music will be recorded and incorporated just like online views the next time a user signs back in online.
Source: YouTube Help Center

QUESTION: Do we still need to watch fillers when watching the audio version?
For us to be on the safe side, yes.


This is very important so please take time to read:

The rule is that for every
1 IP address >> you can connect a maximum of 2 devices >>
and every device you will need 1 YT account (plus 1 extra to switch)

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: My only connection is via wifi. How many devices can I use?
You can connect and use up to 2 devices to stream.
Example: 1 PC/laptop + 1 phone or 2 phones

QUESTION: I can only stream using my PC/laptop. Can I use multiple browsers?
YES. You can use multiple browsers, but only to a maximum of 2 browsers.

QUESTION: If only 2 devices are allowed, how many YouTube accounts do I need?
You need to have 1 account per device, meaning 2 YT accounts total.

We recommend switching accounts every 2-3 hours, so you will need at least 2 YT accounts for each device.

TIP: If you are streaming using mobile data, turn off your data when taking a break, then turn it on again when you resume streaming as this can help refresh your IP address.


Proper YouTube streaming in a nutshell :)

Don't know how to subscribe to YouTube Premium? Click below:


Make sure you read the sections below:


Let's talk about fillers!

FILLER RULES:
After watching the official MV, you can watch either:
[1] long filler video or
[2] 2 to 3 (or more) shorter videos

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: How long should the fillers be?
Filler videos in between should be at least 8-10 minutes long in total

Filler samples:
[1] You can watch one long video that is 8 mins or longer or
[2] Watch several shorter videos that have a total of 8 mins or more (example: video 1 - 3mins + video 2 - 4 mins + video 3 - 3mins)

QUESTION: What videos can I use as fillers?
You can watch any videos as fillers as long as it is not from SB19's official channel.

We also encourage watching YouTube's recommended videos that appear after the video plays.

QUESTION: Can I watch the other MVs of SB19?
NO. As mentioned above, fillers shouldn't be from SB19's official channel.

QUESTION: Can I watch SB19-related videos?
YES.
As long as it is not from the official channel. So yes, you can watch videos from their partner brands like Dunkin', Lazada, and TM. Use Jah's YT videos as fillers too.

TIP: Watching a variety of fillers will increase the likelihood of the official MV being suggested to other viewers. So we highly suggest watching different kinds of videos as fillers.



[On PC / Laptop]
1. Get and copy the embed link from YouTube

Next is to share the copied embed link on Facebook or other platforms/websites that allow embedded links

You will know that you've done it correctly when you click on the post and it takes you directly to the YT video that is ready to play.

TIP: If you see an embedded video come across on your timeline or on websites, make sure to click and watch it. :)

▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: How many times can I watch the video from an embedded link?
Please limit it to 2-3 consecutive views. After that, go back to our normal streaming pattern.

[On Mobile / Tablet]
1. Get and copy the video code from YouTube

2. Copy the video code and add it after the /:

👉 https://youtu.be/<video code goes here> 👈

Sample:
https://youtu.be/S82NKEOVj50

3. Use this link to share on your Facebook or Twitter account.




▶ FAQ ◀

QUESTION: Can I stream on multiple browsers on my PC/laptop?
YES but only if [1] this is the only device you are using and you can only use up to two different browsers at the same time.

QUESTION: Can I stream on the YT app plus another browser?
YES but not at the same time.

What you can do for example is stream using the YT app for 1hr, then stream on Chrome the next hour, and so on. Just make sure that you are logged in on different accounts per app and browser you are using.

PLEASE DO NOT STREAM ON MORE THAN 2 DIFFERENT BROWSERS AT THE SAME TIME.
Read our limitations on IP addresses and devices for more info.



[1] Why are we manually searching the MV?
This is so that the video will get into YouTube PH's trending video list.

[2] Why do we need to set it at 480p quality?
This is to ensure that our views will not be filtered as low-quality streams and not be counted as a view.

[3] Can I watch the fillers at below 480p?
We still recommend watching it at 480p as much as possible. Switching video quality often while streaming might get it flagged.

[4] My internet is so slow and it's hard for me to stream continuously at 480p. What can I do? :(
You can let the video load first before playing the entire video. Or let's redirect your efforts and stream on Spotify instead.

[5] Can I use split-screen, minimize the video, or stream in the background while streaming on my phone?
YES, but only if you are a YouTube premium subscriber.

[6] Can I minimize the video or leave it playing in the background if I'm streaming on my PC?
YES, you can.

[7] Can I add emojis to my comment?
YES. But use it in moderation. 😀✌

[8] Can I use streaming-related words in my comment?
For safety measures, NO.

[9] My only connection is via wifi. How many devices can I use?
You can connect and use up to 2 devices to stream.

Example: 1 PC/laptop + 1 phone or 2 phones

[10] I can only stream using my PC/laptop. Can I use multiple browsers?
YES. You can use multiple browsers, but only to a maximum of 2 browsers.

[11] If only 2 devices are allowed, how many YouTube accounts do I need?
You need to have 1 account per device, meaning 2 YT accounts total.

We recommend switching accounts every 2-3 hours, so you will need at least 2 YT accounts for each device.

[12] How long should the fillers be?
Filler videos in between should be at least 8-10 minutes long in total

Filler samples:
(1) You can watch one long video that is 8 mins or longer or
(2) Watch several shorter videos that have a total of 8 mins or more (example: video 1 - 3mins + video 2 - 4 mins + video 3 - 3mins)

[13] What videos can I use as fillers?
You can watch any videos as fillers as long as it is not from SB19's official channel.

We also encourage watching YouTube's recommended videos that appear after the video plays.

[14] Can I watch the other MVs of SB19?
NO. As mentioned, fillers shouldn't be from SB19's official channel.

[15] Can I watch SB19-related videos?
YES. As long as it is not from the official channel. So yes, you can watch videos from their partner brands like Dunkin', Lazada, and TM. Use Jah's YT videos as fillers too.

[16] Should I clear my cache/viewing history?
You can do so BUT only after a day or so.

[17] How many times can I watch the video from an embedded link?
Please limit it to 2-3 consecutive views. After that, go back to our normal streaming pattern.

[18] Can I stream on multiple browsers on my PC/laptop?
YES, but only if this is the only device you are using. Note that you can only use up to 2 different browsers at the same time.

[19] Can I stream on the YT app plus another browser?
YES, but not at the same time.

What you can do for example is stream using the YT app for 1hr, then stream on Chrome the next hour, and so on. Just make sure that you are logged in on different accounts per app and browser you are using.

[20] Can I skip the ads on the fillers?
YES, you can. But if it's on the official MV, please watch it.

[21] Can I pause the video while watching?
YES, you can as that is natural behavior. But don't leave it on pause for too long.

[22] Can I stream from YouTube music - SB19 Topic channel? Will it be counted as views?
YES, you can stream the music from the SB19 Topic channel. It is under the official channel and auto-generated by YouTube.

As per YT's support, the streams from YT Music will be added on top of the official MV. ( Note: This information needs further verification)

So, what to do when the view count freezes?
Just keep on streaming.
Valid views will still be counted when the counter refreshes.

The view count freezes because YouTube is validating and filtering the views. So it's important that we stream properly and avoid any suspicious/illegal/bot and spam-like streaming behaviors to make sure that our views will not go to waste.


You're all set to stream! Now let's smash our streaming goals when the MV comes out! Fighting!! 💙✨ Let's do our best for SB19!

If you still have questions/clarifications, feel free to send us a DM on our Twitter account @sb19stream.



Need a playlist or two? We got you.


We'd like to give our thanks to the teams who've helped us test and verify our streaming points and strategies - Project Test Streaming and SB19 Voting Team.

To our passionate and dedicated streaming teams - AtinStreamers and United as One YT Stream Team.

And to all the A'TIN who've reached out to us who gave their suggestions and reference materials.

This will not be possible without everyone's help and efforts.
Maraming maraming salamat! 💙