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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 <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--channel-arn (string)

Channel ARN for stream to be accessed.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI 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.

--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. 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 use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

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": "",
        "startTime": "2020-05-05T21:55:38Z",
        "state": "LIVE",
        "health": "HEALTHY",
        "streamID": "st-ABCDEfghij01234KLMN5678",
        "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.