Livepeer Studio

Configure broadcast software

You or your application users need to be able to push an RTMP stream. To broadcast a live stream, you’ll need a stream key.

Here are several ways to find your stream key:

  • Login to the Livepeer Studio Dashboard, navigate to the streams list page,, and click on a stream name. Reveal and copy your secret stream key.

  • When you create a stream object with a POST request to /api/stream, note the value of the streamKey in the response.

  • Make a GET request to /api/stream/[id], and note the value of the streamKey in the response.

When configuring broadcast software to push streams, use the secret streamKey and the Livepeer Studio RTMP ingest URL, rtmp://

Depending on the software used to push your RTMP stream, you’ll be prompted for the following:

  • Stream Key: In some cases, this is called a "Stream Name." Input your Livepeer Studio streamKey not the name of your stream.

  • Server URL: Input the RTMP ingest URL, rtmp://

  • Location or URL: Input the ingest url with the streamKey appended. For example, rtmp://[streamKey].

Livepeer Studio works best with consistent, short keyframe intervals, ideally 2 seconds.

You should set or encourage your users to set this in their broadcasting software. In OBS, you can set this by going to "Settings" --> "Output", change the "Output Mode" from "Simple" to "Advanced" and set the "Keyframe interval" to 2.