Sendbird Live SDK for Android offers a variety of functionalities for hosting and watching live events. A live event can have up to six co-hosts and, as a live event's host, users can create and share their media stream, and use an open channel to communicate with other users watching the live event. Users can enter a live event as participants as well to watch the live event and use the chat to communicate with thea event's host as well as other users.
Sendbird Live supports the following types of live events:
LIVE_EVENT_FOR_AUDIO_ONLY. The type of event defines what features are supported in the live event. This type can't be changed once the live event has been created.
List of live event types
Supports 30K+ participants
Supports 100K+ participants
Live event states
A live event on Sendbird Live can be in the following four states:
ENDED. At every state, a live event's hosts and participants can each perform a select number of actions pertaining to the live event.
A host has created the live event. They can enter and exit without ending the live event. In this state, the host can also start and stop streaming and configure media settings.
Participants can't enter the live event.
Hosts are ready for participants to join. They can enter and exit without ending the live event. In this status, the host can also start and stop streaming and view their own media stream.
Participants can enter the live event and use the chat, but can't receive the host's media stream yet.
Hosts can turn on or off media stream, update live event information, and exit without ending live event.
Participants can receive the host's media stream and use the chat.
Hosts can end the live event.
Participants are notified that the live event has ended.
All hosts in a live event have the authority to create, enter, start, and end the live event as well as share their media stream during the live event.
Functionalities for host
The following is a list of functionalities available to hosts.
Creates a new live event.
Enters a live event.
Configures media settings and can view media stream.
Changes the live event status to ready to allow participants to enter the live event and use the chat without receiving the host's media stream.
Starts the live event to allow participants to receive the host's media stream.
Allows the host to view their own media stream.
Manages media settings during the live event.
Ends the live event.
Leaves without ending the live event.
Manages additional information about the live event stored as custom items.
Users can watch a live event by entering the live event as participants. Participants can send messages to the chat, and leave at anytime during the live event.
Functionalities for participant
The following is a list of functionalities available to participants.