Live stream started

Zapier lets you connect APIs and applications together without coding. The live stream started Zapier trigger fires when a new live stream is started at api.video.

The live stream started endpoint is an instant Zapier trigger. It is powered by api.video's webhooks. Each api.video account has 10 webhooks available, and they will push the data to Zapier immediately - leading to the "instant trigger" nomenclature.

The live stream started webhook will fire when the live-stream.broadcast.started webhook alert is sent. This means that one of the live streams in your api.video account has begun broadcasting (the broadcasting switches from false to true.)

When you choose this trigger, you'll authenticate your api.video account with your api key (which you can find on the dashboard). When you test the Zap - Zapier uses sample data provided by api.video (no webhook has been created yet)

Now you can create an action to occur. Here are a few ideas that might be useful:

  1. Tell a slack/Discord/chat channel that your live stream has started.
  2. Send an email that the stream has started.
  3. Add a link to the video player on your webpage - so that your customers can watch the live stream.

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