JW Live enables you to easily broadcast and manage your event live to your audience around the world. All you need to get started is a video source (typically, a camera), an internet connection, and Socialive. This article provides steps to stream to JW Player using Socialive.


To broadcast to JW Player, you need to be a Socialive Administrator in your Socialive account.


  1. Log into the JW Platform Dashboard.
  2. Go to Live Channels > Create. Create and configure your Live Channel.
  3. Once your Live Channel is created, under Encoder Details, copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.
  4. In Socialive Studio, under the Broadcast Live tab, click the asterisk icon.
  5. In the pop-up that appears, select JW Player at the top, and then click Add RTMP.
  6. Another pop-up will appear. Enter the following information:
    1. Label - You can change the default name to your Live Channel's name.
    2. Server URL - Paste the Stream URL you copied from your live channel.
    3. Stream Key - Paste the Stream Key you copied from your live channel.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Set up your broadcast in Socialive. When you are ready, click Start Broadcast.
  9. In JW Player, click Go Live to start the live stream.

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