Step 1: Create an AWS Account - Amazon IVS

Step 1: Create an AWS Account

To use Amazon IVS, you need an AWS account. If you don't already have one, you are prompted to create it when you sign up. To create an AWS account:

  1. Open

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call or text message and entering a verification code. Also, you will have to provide billing information, although the basic tier of service is free. You are not charged for any AWS services that you sign up for unless you use them.

  3. After creating the account, you will get one email with your Sign-in URL and User Name and another email (from your AWS account administrator) with your password. You must change the password during your first sign-in.

If you want to use an existing AWS account, ensure that it uses an AWS region that is supported for Amazon IVS:

  1. Navigate to the Amazon IVS Console. If you see the usual IVS console page (showing "Global Solution, regional content"), you’re fine; skip to Step 2: Set Up Root and Administrative Users. If you are redirected to an AWS "unsupported region" page, you need to select a new region.

  2. Select the appropriate tab (Live streaming, for IVS; Stream chat, for IVS Chat), then select one of the listed regions. Note which region you choose; you will need it later.

At any time, you can view your AWS account activity and manage your account by going to and choosing My Account.