Activate Stream URLs

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To broadcast to over-the-top (OTT) apps and some third party website hosting platforms, you’ll need stream URLs. Stream URLs are available with a Professional or Enterprise Live Streaming subscription. We include both DASH and HLS formats. Activate them on web channels and they’ll appear for you to paste in your app or website. For more information on Live Streaming subscriptions, please contact us.

How do I Activate Stream URLs?

  1. In Studio, click Settings.
  2. Under Web Settings, navigate to Web Channels.
  3. Find the web channel for which you want to activate Stream URLs and click the options icon image6.png> View Details.
  4. Click the edit iconimage3.png.
  5. Under Additional Options, click the toggleimage2.pngnext to Stream URLs to activate them. Screen_Shot_2022-06-14_at_12.27.15_PM.png
  6. Click Save.

Stream URLs are now enabled for that web channel. To enable them on other web channels, repeat steps 3-6 for each.

Find Stream URLs and Copy Them

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Navigate to Web Channels.
  3. Find the web channel you’ve toggled Stream URLs on for and click the options icon image6.png> View Details.
  4. Navigate to the bottom of the page by scrolling or clicking the Embed tab.
  5. Under Embed Options, click Stream URLs. Both DASH and HLS formats are available. Screen_Shot_2022-06-14_at_12.31.19_PM.png
  6. To copy a link to the clipboard, click the copy icon image5.png

Paste the link into your OTT app or hosting platform and the Resi player with the web channel’s content will appear there.

Like embed codes, Stream URLs are persistent and stream the most recent content or what’s currently streaming. New content will override what’s on the embed code or Stream URL. If you want to keep specific content active for the duration of the web channel’s delete-after time, we recommend creating another web channel for the new content. To learn more about web channels and how to create them, see Create a New Web Channel.

How can I Test Stream URLs?

To make sure your Stream URLs are working, test them by scheduling a web event to begin in the near future and checking the content on your app or hosting platform.

  1. Paste your Stream URL into your app or website.
  2. In Studio, Click Schedule
  3. Schedule an event for 5-10 minutes from the current time. Here’s how to schedule an event in Studio: Schedule Events .
  4. Two minutes after your web video starts, check your app or website for the player and your content. Web videos are on a two-minute delay. 

How do I Turn Off Stream URLs?

If you choose to not use stream URLs, you can leave them toggled on just and remove the URLs from wherever you’ve pasted them. If you’d like them to disappear completely, toggle stream URLs off in each web channel you want to remove them from.

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Navigate to Web Channels.
  3. For the web channel you’re removing stream URLs, click the options icon image6.png> View Details
  4. Click the edit icon image3.png.
  5. Under additional options, click the toggle image2.pngnext to Stream URLs to turn them off. Screen_Shot_2022-06-14_at_12.33.29_PM.png
  6. Click Save.

The stream URLs will disappear for that web channel. To deactivate them for other web channels, repeat steps 3-6 for each.

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