For general information about what Custom RTMP is and why it's used, check out the Help Center article General Information and Options for Setting up Custom RTMP.

There are two ways to set up a Custom RTMP channel with Switcher Studio:

  1. Directly in the Switcher Studio App

  2. Using the Switcher Studio online Dashboard (recommended)

This article walks through the first option, with step-by-step instructions to:

  1. Set up a new Custom RTMP channel in the app, and

  2. Select from previously created Custom RTMP channels. 


Setting up a Custom RTMP Channel Directly in the Switcher Studio App

When creating a Custom RTMP channel in the app, Switcher will automatically adjust your quality settings based on a speed test. You can stream immediately after creating a channel, or you can save the channel to use later. 

  1. Go to your desired streaming platform outside of Switcher Studio and find the Stream Key and your Server URL. 

  2. Then, open the Switcher Studio app on your main switching device. Tap the blue arrow beside Custom RTMP in the Outputs tab.

  3. Tap the blue "+" icon in the top-right corner of the RTMP Channels menu. This will populate the RTMP Parameters modal window.

  4. If desired, enter a nickname for the custom channel you're creating.

  5. Under Server URL and Stream Key, enter the values you obtained from the streaming destination platform. Double-check these for accuracy. If there is a typo, your stream will not work.

  6. Next, run a speed test so that Switcher can identify the best settings for your broadcast and Wi-Fi. To do this, tap SPEED TEST in the top-right corner of the RTMP Parameters window.

  7. Give the test time to run. Once it's complete, tap RTMP parameters to go back.

  8. You'll see that Switcher has updated your Broadcast Options bases on the speed test results. Tap OK in the top-left corner of the RTMP Parameters window to save your newly created Custom RTMP channel.

  9. If you were setting up Custom RTMP to use at a later time, you are finished for now.  

  10. When you are ready to begin your Custom RTMP broadcast, tap the blue arrow beside Custom RTMP in the Outputs tab.

  11. Tap the name of the Custom RTMP stream you will be using. Make sure there is a blue checkmark next to the name.

  12. Tap done to return to the outputs tab in Switcher.

  13. Double check there is a blue checkmark next to Custom RTMP and the correct stream nickname is displayed.

  14. When you are ready to go live, tap the red Go Live icon in the upper right.

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