StreamYard On-Air is the easiest way to create webinars.
StreamYard On-Air is a live webinar platform. Host a webinar, live stream, or event on StreamYard, or embed it on your website. Optionally collect email addresses through a registration form. No downloads required!
Why use StreamYard On-Air for your webinars?
Redefining webinar stability
Sick of having issues with your webinars? StreamYard On-Air is as stable as platforms like YouTube Live, but with all the features of a webinar platform.
Use the production studio trusted by millions
Interview guests, share your screen and slides, brand your broadcast, show comments on screen, and much more. Millions of people use StreamYard’s studio every month for their live streams and webinars.
Collect emails with simple registration
You can choose to collect names and emails from your viewers. Viewers don’t need to create an account.
Embed for full customization
Looking to fully brand the webinar experience for your viewers? You can choose to embed the webinar on your website. Chat embedding is coming soon.
The best doesn’t have to be expensive
Whether you’re streaming to ten viewers, or ten thousand, our plans are the most competitive out there. Feel free to take a look for yourself.
How to create a StreamYard On-Air webinar
- In the Broadcasts tab, click “Create.”
- Select “On-Air webinar.”
- Select either “Studio” or “Pre-Recorded” as the source. Most choose the studio to go live, but if you've already recorded a video (on StreamYard or elsewhere) you can also upload that and stream it as if it were live.
- Add any additional destinations, if you'd like to multistream. This step is optional!
Note: At this time, you cannot connect to an already existing LinkedIn Event through On-Air
- Enter your title and description. Select the date and time.
- Select your webinar preferences. These are optional.
Registration - Viewers must register by entering their name and email. After registering, they will be sent a link to join the webinar via email and the option to add it to their Google, Outlook, or Apple Calendar. They can also download the calendar as an .ics file for custom calendars.
- Click “Create”! Your On-Air broadcast is now scheduled.
- (Optional) Click on "On-Air branding and settings" to customize your On-Air as well as enable or disable Live Chat and the Available on-demand. Learn more about customizing your On-Air here.
- Click on "Continue".
Once you have created your On-Air broadcast and viewers have started registering for the webinar, you can view and manage the list of registrations. This can be accessed by clicking “manage registrations” which is available both in the studio and from the StreamYard dashboard, by clicking the 3 dots next to your upcoming webinar. To export this list, click "Export" in the top right.
The information that is displayed here will contain, the first and last name of the registrant, their email address, the date and time that they registered, and their attendee status. A breakdown of what each status means can be found below:
- Registered: This person completed the registration process for the On-Air broadcast before, during, or after the webinar.
- Attended live: This person registered, attended, and watched the broadcast for at least 30 seconds while it was live. This status will be shown only after the webinar has ended.
- Watched on-demand: This person registered and watched the recording after the broadcast ended for at least 30 seconds.
It's important to note that if the viewer attended the webinar live, and then came back to watch on demand, the status will remain at ‘Attended live’.
Can I embed the webinar on my website?
Yes! You can embed the StreamYard On-Air Webinar on your website if you want to fully customize the viewer experience. Chat embedding is coming soon.
How can I engage with my attendees?
Viewers watching the webinar on StreamYard can engage with the chat. The live chat opens 10 minutes before the start time and closes 10 minutes after the broadcast.
Important: Please note that it is not possible to view or export / download the chat after it closes at this time. We recommend manually copying and saving the comments in the chat as a workaround.
Can people watch the webinar after it is live?
Yes! You can enable the "available on-demand" setting to allow your attendees to view the webinar after it's live. You can turn this setting off at any time if you don't want the recording to be available anymore.
Additionally, an email will be sent to attendees containing a link to watch the recording. It is usually sent out within 5 minutes after the webinar ends and will only be sent if registration and the ability to watch on-demand were enabled for the webinar.
Will emails for StreamYard On-Air be sent from the host?
No. Automatic emails for StreamYard On-Air will show as being sent by StreamYard from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a limit on how long your webinar can be?
There is no limit to the length of StreamYard On-Air! There is a limit on the recording, which is 10 hours (up to 24 hours on our Business plan).
Can we charge for admittance?
The first version of StreamYard On-Air does have registration, but not paid registration. We will add this in the future, but right now the only option to add paid registration is to embed the StreamYard On-Air webinar on your site behind a paywall of some kind.
How often will attendees get reminder emails for my webinar?
Viewers who register for your webinar will get one reminder email right when they register, one 24 hours before the stream, and one 1 hour before it starts.
Can I customize the reminder emails/registration page for my webinar?
No, at this time it is not yet possible to customize the reminder emails that are sent or the registration page for your webinar.
Can I customize the waiting screen background for my webinar?
Yes, when setting up an On-Air webinar, click "Upload thumbnail image" and select your custom background image. This will be used as the waiting screen when your webinar is about to start.
Is there a viewer limit?
Yes, each plan has a limit. See our pricing page for more details!
Does my webinar viewer limit also affect the amount of registrations I can have?
No, it does not! The On-Air viewer limits only affect the total amount of concurrent viewers you can have watching a webinar, and not the number of total registrations you can have for that webinar.
Do I have to download software?
No! StreamYard is browser-based which means you and your viewers don’t have to download anything.
Do my viewers need to have a StreamYard account?
No! Even if you choose to enable registration, they won’t need to create a StreamYard account.
When joining a webinar as a viewer, can you change your commenting icon or name?
No, not yet, but please watch this space as this is something we are developing.
Can hyperlinks be shared in the chat?
Yes. Hosts can post hyperlinks in the chat from within the studio. Guests and viewers are unable to post hyperlinks.
How do viewers enter their names if registration is not enabled?
If you don't have registration enabled, before joining the chat users will be prompted to enter their first and last name.
What language will be seen on the registration page and reminder emails?
The registration page translates to whatever language is set in the attendee's browser. Emails will be the language the attendee had their browser set to at the time of registering for the webinar. If we don’t support their language setting, it will be English by default.