Live streaming from Webex Meetings

If you're on a paid Meetings or Events plan and live streaming is enabled, you can live stream by using any streaming service that supports Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) and Real-Time Messaging Protocol Secure (RTMPS) streams. The audio, video, and shared content are live streamed.

This feature requires Webex video platform version 2.0. To find out which version you’re using, see Find your Webex Meetings version number.

You can live stream each meeting or event to one live streaming service.

Your Webex administrator must enable live streaming.


If you subscribe to Webex from your Service Provider, please contact your Service Provider’s customer support team for help with live streaming.

Sharing a whiteboard and sharing a file using Share File, including sharing a video file, aren't supported while live streaming.

When you stream Meetings or Events content to a third-party streaming solution, Webex no longer owns or manages the security and privacy of content. Refer to the streaming service for information about security, privacy, and content retention.


Make sure that you have signed in to the streaming service and become familiar with the process of live streaming well before you intend to live stream your meeting or event.

If you want to stream your events with Webex Events (new), you can also schedule a webcast. Webcasts allow you to instantly stream the events for attendees to view in their browser. For more information see Start and manage a Webcast in Webex Events (new).

1

After you've started your meeting or event, go to More options More options icon, and click Start live streaming.

2

Click Change streaming layouts to set the video layouts for your live stream.

For when you're not sharing content, you can choose from the following options:

  • Grid

  • Stage

  • Focus

For when you're sharing content, you can choose from the following options:

  • Stage

  • Focused content with active speaker

  • Focused content

3

Click Apply.

4

Select one of the following streaming services:

Click a link to learn how to generate a stream link and stream key.

5

Sign in to the account associated with your streaming service or enter the stream link and stream key if you selected Other streaming services.


 

To generate the stream link and stream key, refer to the instructions from the streaming service.

6

Click Start streaming to start streaming from Meetings or Events.

To confirm that you're streaming, check for the Live Live icon indicator in the upper-right corner of your meeting or event.

7

Go back to the streaming service and wait until you see a preview of a live stream of your meeting or event. When you see the preview, make the stream live.

8

(Optional) If you want to change the video layout during your live stream, from Meetings or Events, click Live Live icon, click Change streaming layout, and select the layout you want to use.

9

When you want to end the live stream, go back to your meeting or event, select More options More options icon, and then select Stop streaming.

Live streaming of iOS currently only supports Meetings for WBS40.12 sites and later.

1

After you've started your meeting, go to More options More options

2

Do one of the following based on your phone's operating system:

  • If you are using an iPhone, tap Start Live Streaming.
  • If you're using an Android phone, tap Advanced > Start live streaming.
3

Select one of the following streaming services:

Click a link to learn how to generate a stream link and stream key.

4

Sign in to the account associated with your streaming service or enter the stream link and stream key if you selected Other streaming services.


 

To generate the stream link and stream key, refer to the instructions from the streaming service.

5

Tap Start streaming to start streaming from Meetings.

To confirm that you're streaming, check for the Live Live icon indicator in the upper-left corner of your meeting.

6

Go back to the streaming service and wait until you see a preview of a live stream of your meeting. When you see the preview, make the stream live.

7

When you want to end the live stream, go back to your meeting, select More options More options, and then do the following:

  • If you're using an iPhone, tap Stop Streaming, and then tap Stop.
  • If you're using an Android phone, tap Advanced > Stop streaming