Sendbird Live SDK for iOS offers a variety of functionalities for hosting and watching live events. As a live event's host, a user can create, share their media stream, and use the chat to communicate with other users watching the live event. Users can enter a live event as participants to watch the live event and use the chat to communicate with the live event's host as well as other users.
A live event on Sendbird Live can be in the following four states:
ended. At every state, a live event's host and participants can each perform a select number of actions pertaining to the live event.
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.
Host is 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.
Host 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.
Host can end the live event.
Participants are notified that the live event has ended.
A live event's host has the authority to create, enter, start, and end the live event as well as share their media stream during the live event.
The following is a list of functionalities available to a live event's host.
Creates a new live event.
Enters a live event.
Configures media settings and can view media stream.
Changes the live event state.
Starts a 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 a live event.
Ends a live event.
Leaves without ending a live event.
Manages additional information about a 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.
The following is a list of functionalities available to a live event's participants.