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How to connect Zoom with Restream

Learn how to connect Zoom with Restream to be able to broadcast your meetings or webinars on multiple platforms.

Updated over a week ago

Zoom is a great service that allows you to create a live conference-style stream like Webinars and Meetings. Streaming to Restream from Zoom enables you to broadcast your live stream to multiple platforms simultaneously!


Requirements

To utilize Zoom's custom live streaming feature, you need to meet their criteria:

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account

  • The Host is Licensed or is assigned a Webinar License

  • Zoom Client version 4.0.29183.0407 or higher on PC

  • Zoom Client version 4.0.29208.0410 or higher on Mac


Choose how you would like to stream:

Zoom meeting

Enable Custom Live Streaming for Meetings

You must first configure your Zoom settings to allow live streaming through custom streaming services like Restream. To accomplish this, please follow the steps provided below:

1. Sign in to Zoom on your browser.

2. Go to your Settings.

3. Click In Meeting (Advanced) and scroll down to Allow livestreaming of meetings.

4. Click the Custom Live Streaming Service checkbox, and Save.

Connect your meeting to Restream

1. Sign in to Zoom on your browser.

3. Fill in the details of your meeting and click Save.

4. Click the Live Streaming tab.

5. Click the Configure Custom Streaming Service button.

6. Open Restream in a separate tab to gather your RTMP details.

  • To connect to a Restream Event, go to your Events page and click RTMP Settings.

  • For a stream without a Restream Event, open this page to obtain your URL and stream key.

7. Go back to Zoom and paste the copied RTMP details into the appropriate fields on the Configure Custom Streaming Service page.

For the "Live streaming page URL" section, paste the URL to one of the platforms you'll be streaming to - such as Facebook, YouTube, etc.

This is a Zoom requirement and it doesn't matter which one you add here - Restream will still send the stream to all of your connected channels.

8. Click Save to confirm and apply your live streaming settings.

9. Once you start the meeting, click More and choose Live on Custom Live Streaming Service. That's it! Restream will automatically send your stream to all destinations selected in your Restream account.

Zoom webinar

Enable Custom Live Streaming for Webinars

You must first configure your Zoom settings to allow live streaming through custom streaming services like Restream. To accomplish this, please follow the steps provided below:

1. Sign in to Zoom on your browser.

2. Go to your Settings.

3. Click In Meeting (Advanced) and scroll down to Allow livestreaming of webinars.

4. Click the Custom Live Streaming Service checkbox, and Save.

Connect your webinar to Restream

1. Sign in to Zoom on your browser.

3. Fill in the details of your webinar and click Schedule.

4. Click the More tab.

5. Click the Configure Custom Streaming Service button.

6. Open Restream in a separate tab to gather your RTMP details.

  • To connect to a Restream Event, go to your Events page and click RTMP Settings.

  • For a stream without a Restream Event, open this page to obtain your URL and stream key.

7. Go back to Zoom and paste the copied RTMP details into the appropriate fields on the Configure Custom Streaming Service page.

For the "Live streaming page URL" section, paste the URL to one of the platforms you'll be streaming to - such as Facebook, YouTube, etc.

This is a Zoom requirement and it doesn't matter which one you add here - Restream will still send the stream to all of your connected channels.

8. Click Save to confirm and apply your live streaming settings.

9. Once you start the webinar, click More and choose Live on Custom Live Streaming Service. That's it! Restream will automatically send your stream to all destinations selected in your Restream account.


Helpful tips

  • You can only stream from Zoom to Restream, not vice versa.

  • If you receive an error during the setup process, indicating that your Zoom settings require an encrypted RTMP URL, follow the steps in this guide to enable RTMPS under your Restream account.

  • Keep in mind you can also use Restream Studio and its Guest feature to create a live stream with multiple participants. It’s free with any Restream plan. It doesn’t require third-party applications or special equipment — it runs directly from your browser!

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