Set up a proxy for your channels

Enhance your streaming quality when broadcasting to platforms beyond your region.

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Written by Becca
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Proxy is a streaming amplifier that helps you overcome blocks or distance limitations to ensure your stream reaches your selected channels.


How to set up Proxy

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

  2. Click the three dots next to the channel you want to enable proxy for.

  3. Select Edit Settings.

  4. Under the Proxy menu, select a server location geographically near the destination.

  5. Click Save.

  6. You're ready to start streaming. From this point, your channel will receive the stream from the server you selected.


Requirements

  • This feature is available to specific paid plans. You can read more here.

  • Your Proxy setting can be changed at any time.


FAQ

How does Proxy work?

Proxy uses our super high-speed data centers all over the world to jump your stream from region to region using our various locations as repeaters.


When done this way, your stream has less potential to lose its "umph" on its way to a destination thousands of miles away. Instead, it will take short bursts jumping from one Restream location to the next until it can safely reach its destination.

It is also a great way to overcome geo-blocks and deliver your content to geo-blocked destinations through a server location that they would allow.

💡 Add a backup stream to prevent streaming interruptions while you're live.

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