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How to prepare Zoom webinar for broadcasting with Restream
How to prepare Zoom webinar for broadcasting with Restream

Learn how to prepare the Zoom webinar for live streaming via Restream. Follow the steps in this guide to live stream your webinars.

Updated over a week ago


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

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account

  • The Host is Licensed

  • Zoom Client version 4.0.29183.0407 or higher on PC

  • Zoom Client version 4.0.29208.0410 or higher on Mac

Enabling 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 Zoom 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.

  • For connecting 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.

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