How to stream to an RTMP destination?

Step-by-step tutorial on how to stream to Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or other destinations, that LR doesn’t have direct integration with.
Written by Alex
Updated 5 months ago

If you'd like to stream to a destination that's not yet supported by LiveReacting (which are Facebook, Youtube or Twitch), you can use our RTMP streaming feature.

For example, you need to stream to TikTok, which we currently don't support. That's when RTMP comes in handy: you connect RTMP URL and stream key in the LiveReacting Studio, and stream. 

Custom RTMP is available only for users with any active monthly plan.

How to connect an RTMP channel in the LiveReacting Studio?

1. Go to the LiveReacting Studio and open your project. 

2. Click Settings (Gear Icon), and then click + Icon to add your channel.

3. Select Custom RTMP destination.

4. Paste the RTMP URL, Stream key and Display Name as copied from the platform you are connecting to, and click Connect.

5. Make sure your RTMP connected (it must be highlighted in blue), set up the duration of your stream, click Save, and then GO LIVE button to start streaming.

💡Streaming to custom RTMP platforms does not support adding & displaying titles, as our supported platforms do.

If you want to use RTMPS, follow the same tutorial, but apply RTMPS URL instead of an RTMP URL.


Streaming Interactive Elements to RTMP

Polls, games, and other interactive elements that are aimed at engaging audience via comments or reactions will not work while streaming to custom RTMP destinations. 

However, if you multi-stream to custom RTMP and any of the destinations that we support (Youtube, Facebook, Twitch), then interactive elements will work ONLY in supported platforms.

Example: You stream a Trivia Game to Facebook and to 2 custom RTMP channels: LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Your audience will see the Trivia Game on all the 3 platforms, however, we'll take into account only comments of the Facebook users.

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