UpdateChannel - Amazon IVS


Updates a channel's configuration. This does not affect an ongoing stream of this channel. You must stop and restart the stream for the changes to take effect.

Request Syntax

POST /UpdateChannel HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "arn": "string", "authorized": boolean, "latencyMode": "string", "name": "string", "recordingConfigurationArn": "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.


ARN of the channel to be updated.

Type: String

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

Pattern: ^arn:aws:[is]vs:[a-z0-9-]+:[0-9]+:channel/[a-zA-Z0-9-]+$

Required: Yes


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

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.)

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. If this is set to an empty string, recording is disabled. A value other than an empty string indicates that recording is enabled

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


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

  • STANDARD: Video is transcoded: multiple qualities are generated from the original input, to automatically give viewers the best experience for their devices and network conditions. Transcoding allows higher playback quality across a range of download speeds. Resolution can be up to 1080p and bitrate can be up to 8.5 Mbps. Audio is transcoded only for renditions 360p and below; above that, audio is passed through. This is the default.

  • BASIC: Video is transmuxed: 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 1080p and bitrate can be up to 1.5 Mbps for 480p and up to 3.5 Mbps for resolutions between 480p and 1080p.

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" } }

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.


Object specifying a channel.

Type: Channel object


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


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 409


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 404


HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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