Create a live event
The first step is to configure the live event by providing a
LiveEventCreateParams object. You can provide some basic information related to the event such as the type of the live event, title, and the cover image that shows up on the thumbnail. If not specified, the live event ID shows up as the title and the thumbnail shows up as black.
When creating a live event, you need to provide the
hostType to specify the type of a live event. The supported features of an event will vary depending on the live event type. The
hostType of the event can't be changed once the event is created. For instance, if you wish to transition from an audio-only event to an event with both audio and video, a brand new live event must be created.
Once you have configured the
LiveEventCreateParams object, you can create a
liveEvent instance. Pass the
LiveEventCreateParams object by calling the
createLiveEvent() method. If the creation was successful, a
liveEvent instance is returned, the status of the live event changes to
created, and a new open channel becomes available. Host can enter the live event to chat and test their media stream before letting participants in the event.
To start a live event, you need a host for each live event. For users to enter the live event as a host, you need to provide the user ID of users to be candidates for the live event in the
userIdsForHost property. Up to ten users can be set as host candidates and only one user at a time can act as a host for the live event. When an incumbent host exits the live event, any other users specified in
userIdsForHost can enter the live event and act as a host.
In case the open channel isn’t available, call
fetchOpenChannel() to fetch the open channel.