Using StreamYard's Guest Destinations feature you can add your guest's channels and pages as destinations for your live stream! This feature is available on all paid plans.
How to Enable Guest Destinations
- Head to StreamYard and enter a studio.
- Click Settings, then click Guests.
- Check the box next to Guests can stream this to their own destinations.
- When your guests enter the studio, they will see a button in the upper right hand corner that says Stream this to your audience.
How many destinations can my guests add?
Each guest can add up to 2 destinations, and there is a limit of 6 guest destinations total for the broadcast.
Will guest destinations limit the number of destinations that I can stream to?
No. Guest destinations are in addition to the maximum number of destinations that you can stream to based on your plan. For example, if you are on the Professional Plan, you can stream to 8 of your destinations as well as 6 additional guest destinations.
What plan is this feature available on?
This feature is available on all paid plans. Guests don't need to be on a paid plan.
Do guests need to create an account to add a destination?
Yes, guests must log into a StreamYard account in order to add their destinations.
Can hosts edit or delete a guest destination?
Hosts can remove a guest destination from the broadcast, but are not able to edit any details on the destination itself, such as the title or description. The only thing hosts are able to edit is the start time for the live stream.
Does the guest need to be in the studio when the broadcast starts? Can they leave part way through?
No, guests don’t need to be in the studio when it starts. Guests can leave part way through without disrupting the stream to their destination.
Where does the recording show up on StreamYard?
The recording will only appear in the host’s account on StreamYard.
Do guests need to be on a paid plan?
No, only the host needs to be on a paid plan. Guests can be on StreamYard's Free plan.
What if the host removes their destinations from the live stream?
The guest destinations would be unaffected and would continue to be live.
Can the host moderate comments for guests?
All comments from guest destinations will show up in the studio, just like regular destinations. Only the host can show these comments on screen. We show a small link icon to indicate when a comment is from a guest destination. Hosts are not able to moderate comments (delete/ban) from guest destinations. Only guests can moderate comments from their own destinations.
Do guests on the free plan have a watermark on the stream?
No. The stream content is determined by the host’s plan. If the host is on the essentials plan, which has the guest destinations feature and also has a watermark, then all streams, including the guest destinations, will have the essentials plan watermark.
Can you add guest destinations to pre-recorded streams?
No, you can only add guest destinations for studio streams.
If a user enables guest destinations for a broadcast, will it be enabled for all their broadcasts?
If the guest destinations setting is changed, already existing broadcasts will not be updated to reflect this change. However, newly created broadcasts will.
Can guests add a destination to a recording or On-Air webinar?
No, even if the guest destinations setting is on, we don’t allow guests to add destinations to a recording or On-Air webinar where the host hasn’t added any destinations themselves.
Will added views and watch time count towards both the host's and guest's channels?
Added views and watch time are separate for each added destination to the broadcast. The guest's destination will not get the watch time/views from the hosts stream.
Does each channel get their own superchats?
Yes, superchats are separate for the added destinations, each channel would get their own.