Custom RTMP Setup in the Dashboard

The Switcher Studio Dashboard enables users to create and edit custom RTMP channels from any web browser. Using a computer makes it easier to retrieve and copy and paste the RTMP parameters from the third-party streaming platform to Switcher. For general information about what Custom RTMP is and why it's used, check out Streaming to Platforms without a Direct Integration.

Note: For step-by-step instructions on streaming to Facebook or YouTube using Custom RTMP, check out Streaming to Facebook via Custom RTMP and Streaming to YouTube via Custom RTMP.

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Setting Up a Custom RTMP Channel

To set up a custom RTMP destination:

  • Log into the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Click Platforms from the left sidebar.

  • Click SET UP RTMP next to the Custom RTMP section.

  • Enter a Channel Nickname.

  • Copy the Server URL from your streaming destination platform and paste it into the Server URL field.

  • Copy the Stream Key from your streaming destination platform and paste it into the Stream Key field.

  • Click Save.

    • You will receive a confirmation message that the channel has been saved. The channel will now appear under Custom RTMP in the Dashboard.

Going Live to Your Custom RTMP Destination

To go live to your Custom RTMP destination:

  • Open the Switcher Studio app on your main switcher device.

  • Go to the Outputs tab.

  • Tap the blue arrow next to Custom RTMP.

    • All the Custom RTMP channels you've created will appear based on their nickname. If you do not see the channel, swipe down on the list to refresh and sync the app with the Switcher Studio Dashboard.

  • Tap to select your Custom RTMP channel.

    • A blue check mark will appear to the left of the name.

  • Tap Done in the top-left corner.

    • A blue checkmark and the custom RTMP channel name will appear next to Custom RTMP in the Outputs Tab.

  • When you are ready to go live, tap the big red button in the top-right corner of the app to start the stream.

Note: You will need to check with the platform you are streaming to to determine whether there are any additional steps to starting the stream on their platform. Some platforms require you to manually initiate a stream when using third-party video streaming software.

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