CreateChannel - Amazon IVS


Creates a new channel and an associated stream key to start streaming.

Request Syntax

POST /CreateChannel HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "authorized": boolean, "latencyMode": "string", "name": "string", "recordingConfigurationArn": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "type": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Whether the channel is private (enabled for playback authorization). Default: false.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


Channel latency mode. Use NORMAL to broadcast and deliver live video up to Full HD. Use LOW for near-real-time interaction with viewers. (Note: In the Amazon IVS console, LOW and NORMAL correspond to Ultra-low and Standard, respectively.) Default: LOW.

Type: String

Valid Values: NORMAL | LOW

Required: No


Channel name.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9-_]*$

Required: No


Recording-configuration ARN. Default: "" (empty string, recording is disabled).

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^$|^arn:aws:ivs:[a-z0-9-]+:[0-9]+:recording-configuration/[a-zA-Z0-9-]+$

Required: No


Array of 1-50 maps, each of the form string:string (key:value).

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 50 items.

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Value Length Constraints: Maximum length of 256.

Required: No


Channel type, which determines the allowable resolution and bitrate. If you exceed the allowable resolution or bitrate, the stream probably will disconnect immediately. Default: STANDARD. Valid values:

  • STANDARD: Multiple qualities are generated from the original input, to automatically give viewers the best experience for their devices and network conditions. Resolution can be up to 1080p and bitrate can be up to 8.5 Mbps.

  • BASIC: Amazon IVS delivers the original input to viewers. The viewer’s video-quality choice is limited to the original input. Resolution can be up to 480p and bitrate can be up to 1.5 Mbps.

Type: String

Valid Values: BASIC | STANDARD

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "channel": { "arn": "string", "authorized": boolean, "ingestEndpoint": "string", "latencyMode": "string", "name": "string", "playbackUrl": "string", "recordingConfigurationArn": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "type": "string" }, "streamKey": { "arn": "string", "channelArn": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "value": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Type: Channel object


Type: StreamKey object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 404


HTTP Status Code: 402


HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: