We want everyone to be able to come to Spring Harvest Home 2022, but we know that for some, technology can be a bit of a challenge!
The good news is you don’t need to be a tech wizard to join us online, accessing the event couldn’t be simpler.
We’ve answered some popular technology questions in the hope that everyone will feel confident in joining us online at Spring Harvest Home 2022 between 18th to 22nd April.
Simply visit the unique URL web address we send to you when you buy a ticket. If you have already bought a ticket but don't have a unique URL web address, you should receive one soon. The event will be well laid out with a simple watch page that will automatically play the live sessions for you. You can watch on any device that connects to the internet including a mobile phone, iPad/tablet, Smart TV, laptop or desktop computer.
Spring Harvest Home is being played on a website which is a bit like YouTube. The website platform is called CrowdConnect and it’s really similar to YouTube in terms of layout but has lots of added perks including an on-demand section. This means you can catch up on anything you’ve missed or want to re-watch at your leisure.
You can share your Spring Harvest Home ticket with one other person. All they need to do is visit the unique URL web address we send you when you buy a ticket.
With your additional Spring Harvest Home login, all devices do not need to be on the same WIFI network, you can select where they are used and on what device, but obviously if they are in the same household, it is easier to keep track of how many are logged in, than if you share your ticket with someone outside of your household.
What happens if you exceed the 2 logins? Users can either select the browser/device to disconnect or clear all devices and log back in. This can happen when you are logged in on more than 2 browser windows on the same device.
At the bottom of the ‘watch page’ you’ll find a green section called ‘Video on demand’. Videos are categorised by type. Simply select the category you are interested in, find a video you want to watch and hit play!
The platform can easily be ‘cast’ onto your Smart TV using Chromecast or Apple TV. With other types of smart device or TV, there are other ways to get the content from a web browser onto your TV screen – using ‘mirroring’ or even a cable from device to TV.
Most Smart TVs include a web browser among the preinstalled apps that come with the TV. These web browsers may not be exactly like the desktop web browsers you're familiar with, (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari), but they are compatible with the standards that websites use and can display websites on your TV screen.
Browsing the web on your TV can be a bit of a challenge though. Unless you can add on a wireless keyboard which are rarely included with TVs, you'll be using the TV remote control to navigate to websites.
The basic process for accessing an internet browser on most Smart TV’s is:
- Your Smart TV will need to be connected to the internet by Wi-Fi or cable connection.
- On the TV remote control, press the HOME or MENU button.
- Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select Apps.
- Navigate with arrow buttons to look for internet browser.
- When you open internet browser, it will load the default Start Page.
We can’t wait to show you Spring Harvest Home 2022. It’s going to be amazing. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet there’s still time!