Produce a Teams live event using an external app or device

In a Teams live event, you can stream video from an external encoder to Microsoft Stream if your encoder supports Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP). If you need some tips for setting up external encoders, see this list of supported encoders.

Note: Stream supports hardware- and software-based encoders.

  1. In Teams, select Calendar Meetings button, then your live event, and Join.

    Note: The Teams calendar only goes 15 days into the future. You can also join the event by selecting it from your Outlook calendar and clicking Join live event.

  2. Until you start the event, you'll see the title, date, and time in the Encoder preview window.

  3. Click Start setup.

    Note: Setup might take some time to complete.

  4. Once you see the message Ready to connect, go to the Settings tab and copy the server ingest URL into your encoder to start ingesting.

  5. Once you start streaming from the encoder to Stream using the ingest URL, you should see the preview of the video feed from the encoder in Encoder preview.

    Note: Attendees won't see this preview until you start the live event.

  6. When you're satisfied with your setup and video preview, click Start event. Once the live event starts, the video from the encoder is broadcast to the event.

    Live event settings panel
  7. If the event has a Q&A, you can moderate it by selecting Q&A Q&A button.

  8. Click Chat to talk to other producers or presenters.

  9. To end the event, click End event. Remember—once the live event ends, it cannot be restarted.

Want to know more?

Teams live events overview

Schedule a live event

Produce a live event

Best practices for producing a live event

Invite attendees

List of encoders supported by Microsoft Stream

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