Record inside Restream
All of our paid plans allow you to record your audio and video without going live. This method is ideal for checking your overall setup and stream quality.
Send a private stream to YouTube
Another way to test your stream in real conditions is to send private streams to platforms that support them, like YouTube. An added benefit of this method is that you'll get to see how your streams connect to and appear on the end platform.
For YouTube, we suggest creating an unlisted stream.
Go to your Restream dashboard.
Click on "Edit Destinations".
Navigate to the "Edit" button next to your connected YouTube channel.
Go to the Privacy dropdown menu, select "Unlisted", and Save.
That's it! Once you go live to your connected YouTube channel via Studio or preferred software, the stream won't be available to your subscribers, but you'll be able to access your stream.
If you want to set up an event via Restream Events instead, you'll follow the same steps in setting the channel's visibility to Unlisted in the event creation portal.