All live stream FAQs

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Live stream platforms

Can I live stream to any website?
You can live stream to any site that supports RTMP (or RTMPS).
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Can I live stream from Spotify for Podcasters?
No, but you can live stream using Riverside!
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Can I live stream to Brightcove?
Yes, if your Brightcove plans include the Live module, you can get a stream URL and stream key.
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Can I live stream to a X (Twitter) Space?

No. However, you can live stream to your X (Twitter) account as a tweet.
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Can I live stream to Telegram?
No. However, you can share a link on Telegram to a your live stream happening on another platform.
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Can I live stream to Discord?
No, Discord does not support RTMP live streams. However, you can use share your screen to display your Riverside Studio on Discord.
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Live stream set-up

Does the branding in my studio show in the live stream?
Yes.
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How many channels can I stream to at once?
As many as you'd like!
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Can I schedule a live stream?
Yes. You can schedule a live stream to any site that supports scheduled streams by using RTMP.
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Can I stream an audio-only live recording?
Yes, you can set the studio to audio-only to live stream only your audio and not video.
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Can I embed a live Studio session on my own webpage?
Yes. Add the live-streamed video to your webpage in an iFrame.
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Can I live stream from a mobile device?
Yes. 
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How many Audience members can join and watch a recording session?
Up to 1000 Audience members.
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During a live stream

Who is included in a live stream and how do they appear to viewers?
The Host and Guests appear in the live stream. Their videos are arranged right-to-left in a gallery view as they join the Studio.
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Can I customize how my live stream looks to viewers?
Hosts and Producers can control who is currently live in the studio and who is backstage by hiding or showing participants.
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Which Riverside features can I use when I live stream?
Everything you can do in the Studio is supported in the live stream.
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How do screen shares, presentations, or Media Board videos appear in a live stream?
It expands to be a larger size than the participants' videos.
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How long is the delay between the recording in the Studio and the live stream people see?
It can take around 30 seconds.
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Is there a time limit on how long a stream can go?
Riverside does not have a maximum duration for live streaming, but the site you stream to may have a limit for the total time.
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Can I turn on live captions for viewers in a live stream?
No. However, viewers can enable captions for themselves through their browser settings.
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Which live streaming platforms support omnichat?
Facebook, X (Twitter), and Twitch currently support omnichat.
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Can I turn on a countdown for my live stream?
No, not yet.
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Does live streaming count towards my plan's monthly hours?
No, live streaming does not count towards plan hours.
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