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The Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) API is REST compatible, using a standard HTTP API and an AWS SNS event stream for responses. JSON is used for both requests and responses, including errors.

The API is an AWS regional service, currently in these regions: us-west-2, us-east-2, and eu-west-1.

  • All API request parameters and URLs are case sensitive. *

For a summary of notable documentation changes in each release, see Document History .

Allowed Header Values

  • ``Accept: `` application/json

  • ``Accept-Encoding: `` gzip, deflate

  • ``Content-Type: `` application/json


The following resources contain information about your IVS live stream (see Getting Started with Amazon IVS ):

  • Channel — Stores configuration data related to your live stream. You first create a channel and then use the channel’s stream key to start your live stream. See the Channel endpoints for more information.

  • Stream key — An identifier assigned by Amazon IVS when you create a channel, which is then used to authorize streaming. See the StreamKey endpoints for more information. * Treat the stream key like a secret, since it allows anyone to stream to the channel. *


A tag is a metadata label that you assign to an AWS resource. A tag comprises a key and a value , both set by you. For example, you might set a tag as topic:nature to label a particular video category. See Tagging AWS Resources for more information, including restrictions that apply to tags.

Tags can help you identify and organize your AWS resources. For example, you can use the same tag for different resources to indicate that they are related. You can also use tags to manage access (see Access Tags ).

The Amazon IVS API has these tag-related endpoints: TagResource , UntagResource , and ListTagsForResource . The following resources support tagging: Channels and Stream Keys.

API Endpoints

Channel :

  • CreateChannel — Creates a new channel and an associated stream key to start streaming.

  • GetChannel — Gets the channel configuration for a specified channel ARN (Amazon Resource Name).

  • BatchGetChannel — Performs GetChannel on multiple ARNs simultaneously.

  • ListChannels — Gets summary information about channels. This list can be filtered to match a specified string.

  • UpdateChannel — Updates a channel’s configuration. This does not affect an ongoing stream of this channel. You must stop and restart the stream for the changes to take effect.

  • DeleteChannel — Deletes a specified channel.

StreamKey :

  • CreateStreamKey — Creates a stream key, used to initiate a stream, for a specified channel ARN.

  • GetStreamKey — Gets stream key information for the specified ARN.

  • BatchGetStreamKey — Performs GetStreamKey on multiple ARNs simultaneously.

  • ListStreamKeys — Gets a list of stream keys. The list can be filtered to a particular channel.

  • DeleteStreamKey — Deletes the stream key for a specified ARN, so it can no longer be used to stream.

Stream :

  • GetStream — Gets information about the active (live) stream on a specified channel.

  • ListStreams — Gets summary information about live streams.

  • StopStream — Disconnects a streamer on a specified channel. This disconnects the incoming RTMP stream from the client. Can be used in conjunction with DeleteStreamKey to prevent further streaming to a channel.

  • PutMetadata Inserts metadata into an RTMP stream for a specified channel. A maximum of 5 requests per second per channel is allowed, each with a maximum 1KB payload.

  • TagResource — Adds or updates tags for an AWS resource with a specified ARN.

  • UntagResource — Removes tags from a resource with a specified ARN.

  • ListTagsForResource — Gets information about AWS tags for a specified ARN.