[ aws . ivs ]



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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--channel-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--channel-arn (string)

Channel ARN for stream to be accessed.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To get information about a stream

The following get-stream example gets information about the stream for the specified channel.

aws ivs get-stream \
    --channel-arn arn:aws:ivs:us-west-2:123456789012:channel/abcdABCDefgh


    "stream": {
        "channelArn": "arn:aws:ivs:us-west-2:123456789012:channel/abcdABCDefgh",
        "playbackUrl": "https://a1b2c3d4e5f6.us-west-2.playback.live-video.net/api/video/v1/us-west-2.123456789012.channel.abcdEFGH.m3u8",
        "startTime": "2020-05-05T21:55:38Z",
        "state": "LIVE",
        "health": "HEALTHY",
        "viewerCount": 1

For more information, see Create a Channel in the Amazon Interactive Video Service User Guide.


stream -> (structure)

channelArn -> (string)

Channel ARN for the stream.

health -> (string)

The stream’s health.

playbackUrl -> (string)

URL of the master playlist, required by the video player to play the HLS stream.

startTime -> (timestamp)

Time of the stream’s start. This is an ISO 8601 timestamp returned as a string.

state -> (string)

The stream’s state.

streamId -> (string)

Unique identifier for a live or previously live stream in the specified channel.

viewerCount -> (long)

A count of concurrent views of the stream. Typically, a new view appears in viewerCount within 15 seconds of when video playback starts and a view is removed from viewerCount within 1 minute of when video playback ends. A value of -1 indicates that the request timed out; in this case, retry.