Create a new livestream

1. Log in to your Castr account

2. If you don’t have any streams created yet, click Create New > New Live Stream.

Note: If you’re on the 7-day trial period, click Activate Trial.

3. Under Stream Name, give a name to your stream

4. Under Hosting Region, choose the closest ingest region to your location.
For example, if you’re located in Brazil, choose South America. If you’re located in Chicago, choose US East.

5. Click Save. You’ll be directed to the livestream dashboard.

What’s in the livestream dashboard?

This is your control center of the livestream. Here you can find your stream key, configure your streaming software and encoder, get embed URL, and so on.

Preview player

Once you start sending your stream to Castr, you’ll be able to see it live in the preview player.

Publish and Pull modes

  • Publish: Stream directly from your hardware/software encoder to Castr. To connect Castr with your encoder, you can choose between the RTMP URL and Streaming Key or the SRT URL (Beta).

Click HERE to see our guide of how to connect Castr with OBS Studio, and HERE for the differences between RTMP and SRT.

  • Pull: Castr can pull HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MPEG-TS streams from other sources. Paste the URL in Pull mode and your stream will appear in Castr.

Iframe and Embed URL

You can get the iframe and embed code and embed the player in any of your webpages.


View all traffic data received from your livestream.

Live to VOD

Your livestreams are auto-recorded and auto-saved in this tab. You can convert these recordings into video on demand content and restream them through Castr.

To see the details of the Live to VOD tab, please refer to this tutorial.

Video settings

Enable password protection, autoplay embed player, multi-bitrate transcoding, and Google Analytics integration. Here you can also get the embed snippet for chats, add a custom embed poster, and embed watermark.

Video security

Secure your content with password protection, geo/country-blocking, geo-country whitelisting, and domain whitelisting.

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