Set up a proxy for your channels

Enhance your stream quality when broadcasting to platforms in distant locations.

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Written by Becca
Updated over a week ago

Proxy acts as a streaming amplifier, helping you overcome blocks or distance limitations to ensure your stream reaches your selected channels in the best quality possible.


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. Your channel will now receive the stream from the selected server.


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 utilizes our high-speed data centers worldwide to route your stream from region to region, using our locations as repeaters.

This method helps maintain the stream's quality over long distances, reducing the risk of loss or degradation. Instead, the stream hops in short bursts from one Restream location to the next until it reaches its destination safely.

Proxy also helps bypass geo-blocks, allowing you to deliver content to blocked destinations through a server location they permit.

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

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