Start Streaming

Any piece of software you’re already using for live streaming is likely compatible with Owncast. Visit our broadcasting software page to see some specific pieces of software and how they’re configured.

  1. Point your broadcasting software at your new server using rtmp://yourserver/live with your stream key. If your software doesn’t have a way to specify a stream key simply use the url rtmp://yourserver/live/streamkey and use your specific stream key instead.
  2. Access your server in your web browser by visiting http://yourserver:8080.
  3. You can visit the Admin dashboard at http://yourserver:8080/admin where you can check visitor and server stats, change your stream key, personalize the content displayed on your page, and more. To login, use admin and the stream key as the password.