Both you and your guests can share the screen for a live demo of the product, showing a presentation, etc. You or your guest can share your screen while keeping your face visible on the stream as well as audio.

Restream Studio interface

Please remember to check the box to enable the audio when you select the screen/window to share.

Important Note: The 'Share Audio' option is only available for the Entire Screen or Browser tab. Application Windows are sadly NOT supported by browsers at the moment.

Check the box to enable the audio when you select the screen/window to share

Important: Unfortunately, due to MacOS limitations, there is no option to share audio when you select the Entire screen/Applicationwindow to share. You can enable audio only when you share the Browser tab.

Please make sure to toggle on (set On Air) yourself and screen sharing box (those options are located on the right side from your preview window) as shown on the screenshot.

Toggle on (set On Air) yourself and screen sharing box

There are several layouts available when sharing a screen:

Restream Studio layouts

Picture-in-Picture example

Picture-in-Picture layout example

Cinema example

Cinema layout example

Thumbnails example

Thumbnails layout example

Contain example

Contain layout example

Note: You can switch between windows depending on which screen you would like to spotlight. In the examples above we spotlighted the screen we share but you can spotlight yourself as well.

Switch between layout windows

If you would like to show only the screen you share, please click the maximize button.

Full-screen mode in Restream Studio

What to do if the screen sharing feature doesn't work?

  • Screen sharing using MacOS

If you are using mac and screen sharing doesn’t work for you, please do the following:

  1. Click the :apple: in the top-left corner of your screen and click “System Preferences.”

  2. Then click “Security & Privacy”.

  3. Click the “Privacy” tab at the top.

  4. Scroll down to “Screen Recording”.

  5. Make sure your browser of choice is checked in that section.

  6. After you check the box, you’ll be asked to quit and re-open the application, but you probably won’t need to.

  • Screen sharing using Windows 10

Users who are on Windows 10 and use Chrome version 80-82 reported that computer crashes when removing a screen share. Please disable hardware acceleration settings in Chrome (chrome://settings/system). This should solve the issue.

Disable hardware acceleration settings in Chrome

Note: We highly recommend updating your Chrome version to the latest one. This should automatically solve the issue.

  • Screen sharing using Safari

If you are using Safari and screen sharing doesn’t work for you, please do the following:

  1. Click Safari - Settings for this website

Safari Settings for this website

2. Set the Screen Sharing on Ask or Allow and refresh the browser

et the Screen Sharing on Ask or Allow


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