Introduction to Restream

A turnkey solution for producing professional-grade streams

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Written by Daniel Murphey
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Restream is a combination broadcasting studio and player that's easy to use, requires no downloads or outside software, and is fully customizable. As one of the services provided with a Webex Events Streaming credit, Restream is an additional cost add-on feature. Reach out to your Webex Events contact for pricing.

Screenshot of a live stream in an Agenda session on the Web App. The Chat tab is selected in the sidebar.


Options, options, options!

Once you've purchased a Webex Events Streaming credit for your event, you'll have access to Restream, Webex Events Production Studio, Webex Events Simulive, and the Webex Events RTMP Player. You can then use one or all of these in Session live streams or Live Stream features.

If you're not sure which streaming platform to use and want to compare each option, refer to the live stream platform comparison chart in our Live Streaming and Webex Events article.

This article gives you an overview of Restream. Our partnership provides you with all the benefits of Restream's Professional tier features. Keep reading to learn all about using the Restream studio!

For an overview of our built-in live streaming solution, read our Introduction to Webex Events Production Studio article to learn more!

Brand everything

Your live stream is completely free of outside logos, and you can fully customize it with your own branding, including colors, logos, and overlays. This also means that there are plenty of opportunities to showcase sponsors — even with sponsor videos!

Screenshot of a Restream Studio with various branding elements configured in the live stream. The Brands dropdown is expanded.

Connect with your audience

Engage with your audience in real time by displaying viewer comments in the live stream, connecting with (and showcasing!) your audience in a new and exciting way. Bonus — they'll be that much more encouraged to chat. You can connect with even more people by adding Closed Caption support, including our very own Webex Events Closed Captions & Translations, which is free with a Webex Events Streaming credit!

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Simple and reliable

Not super tech savvy? No problem. Restream is crafted to enable anyone to create professional live streams. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to put on a high production value event — no AV team required!

Drive actions

Adding a call-to-action or other important message is so simple, you can even add it on-the-fly based on what is occurring in the chat or the live stream. This empowers you to encourage and influence viewers to take the actions you want.

Animated GIF showing a studio host adding a Ticker type Caption to the stage.

Share pre-recorded content and presentations

If you have a pre-event hype video, a custom countdown, or a sponsor reel to play before your live stream, we have you covered! Want to play a longer video for your audience? You can do that too.

Screenshot of the Add to your stream modal.

Psst! Want your entire stream to be pre-recorded, and played at a scheduled time as if it were live? Webex Events Simulive may be for you!

No software downloads

You don’t need anything other than a computer with a mic, a camera, and decent internet to get started. Anyone with the link can join your stream, and no login of any kind is required. 🙌

No volume-based pricing

Does your Event App have one live stream? Ten? A hundred? Just one Webex Events Streaming credit is all you need for an unlimited number of live streams. You can even Go Live multiple times in a single live stream.

Is Restream a good fit for my event?

Restream is a powerful tool for creating professional streams with ease. However, it may not be a good fit for every event. Here are a few considerations when deciding if Restream is right for you. 👇

💡 Keep in mind, you can use Webex Events Streaming credits for Restream, Webex Events Production Studio, or the Webex Events RTMP player, so you can mix and match depending on your needs for each live stream!

Not a video hosting tool

Restream doesn't host your stream recordings so people can come back and watch. After the stream ends, you can download your recordings and then upload them to the Video Center or use another solution, like Vimeo, YouTube or Wistia.

Check with your AV team

If you're working with an AV company, let them know about Restream and the RTMP Player so they can provide input on which solution is best for them and your event. Advanced broadcasting software may be needed for some events. For more information, read our Introduction to the Webex Events RTMP player.

Restream features and details

Review the following table for an overview of Restream functionality. If you want to compare Webex Events Production Studio and Restream, refer to our Live Streaming and Webex Events article for a side-by-side comparison.


Chrome and Firefox work well. We recommend Chrome for the best experience.


Ten people can be in the studio or On Air at a time

Video clips

Upload up to 200 Video Clips no more than 2 GB each AND up to 1 hour long

Share long video

Share a local video file of up to 20 hours

Custom branding

Color, Logos, Overlays, Banners (e.g. Captions), Backgrounds, Video Clips

Highlight Webex Events Chat


Screen share




Guest volume/mute control


Kick/ban speakers


Guest network connection strength


Private speaker chat


Go Live multiple times


Stream recording max length

Up to 20 hours

Stream recording format

MP4 video and audio OR M4A audio only

Stream recordings available for

30 days

Recordings automatically in Video Center


Ready to learn more? Read our Getting Started with Restream for more details!

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