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Stream to Microsoft Teams

Add Microsoft Teams as a channel and produce a Teams Live Event with Restream.

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Teams Live Events enable users to broadcast video content to a large online audience.


How to set up your Teams Live Event

  1. In your Teams Calendar, click the dropdown menu next to New meeting and select Live Event.

  2. Set up your event details and click Next.

  3. Under "How will you produce your live event?" select Teams Encoder.

  4. Set up the rest of your settings based on your preferences and click Schedule.

  5. Click Get RTMP link and Get RTMP key to copy the event's RTMP details.


How to add Teams to Restream

  1. From your home screen, click the Destinations button.

  2. Click Add Channels.

  3. At the bottom, select Custom RTMP.

  4. Fill in the RTMP URL and stream key as provided by Microsoft.

  5. Click Add Channel.

  6. Your channel is set up - you just need to choose how you'll go live.


How to stream to a Teams Live Event

  1. Once it's time to start your live event, toggle on your Custom RTMP channel.

  2. Start streaming from Restream to send your live feed to Teams.

  3. Go to the meeting on Teams and click Join.

    You'll see a "pre-live" status of your stream and a preview of the feed.

  4. Click on the preview at the bottom, and it will appear in the queue at the top.

    Don't worry, attendees won't see this preview until you start the live event.

  5. Once you're satisfied with your setup, click Send live and Start.

  6. Once you're done, click End on Teams first, and then finish the stream on Restream.


Requirements

  • You need a paid Restream plan to stream on a Custom RTMP channel.

  • Teams Live Events do not have permanent RTMP details. Before going live, you'll need to update your Custom RTMP channel with the new details for each event.

  • Teams Live Events can last up to 16 hours from their start time.

  • If you have enabled Q&A for your Live Event, your attendees will be able to leave comments and questions in the chat.

  • When you receive comments, you can keep them private to you or publish them for all attendees to see. You can also react and reply.

💡 Alternatively, you can broadcast a Teams meeting to your company's socials.

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