Everything you need to know about the RTMP pull option. What is RTMP Pull? How to use RTMP Pull?

Updated over a week ago

A Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) Pull link is a playable link of your live stream, which you can set up as a source on another broadcast. The RTMP Pull feature allows you to play one live stream inside the other. You can have an original stream playing in the background and your graphic overlays with the audio commentary in the foreground.

Some use cases for RTMP Pull:

  • Embed an RTMP Pull stream into your main live stream.

  • Combine two or more streams to watch simultaneously.

  • Switch between multiple broadcasters in one stream.

  • Monitor your live stream in an MPC-HC video player in real time.


  • You need at least a Professional plan to use the RTMP Pull feature.

    • Professional - 3 pull links

    • Premium - 5 pull links

    • Business - 10 pull links

How to Set Up RTMP Pull

  1. Go to your home screen and click Connect to OBS, Zoom...

  2. Click More.

  3. Click Create Link.

  4. Give your RTMP link a name that will explain its purpose and click Save.

  5. Open the menu for your link to see and copy your details. If you require a single-line RTMP Pull Link, you can merge fields for ease of copying.

  6. To use this link, copy it and insert it into your video player as a file path for monitoring, or use it as a media source with FLV type in your streaming application to embed this stream into another stream.

How to set up RTMP Pull in OBS

You can use RTMP Pull with the video player of your choice, but here's an example of how to set it up in OBS Studio.

  1. Click the Add Source (+) button.

  2. Click Media Source.

  3. Give your pull link a recognizable name.

  4. Deselect Local File.

  5. Paste your merge pull link into the Input field.

  6. Type RTMP into the Input Format field.

  7. Click OK.

Helpful Tips

  • We do not allow embedding RTMP Pull links inside public players anywhere. It is strictly for internal production and monitoring use only - sharing it with the public (ex. using the RTMP pull a link to display your Restream content directly on a public web page) is prohibited.

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