Amazon Kinesis Video Streams
Developer Guide

Step 2: Create a Kinesis Video Stream

This section describes how to create a Kinesis video stream.

This section contains the following procedures:

Create a Video Stream Using the Console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Kinesis console at

  2. On the Manage streams page, choose Create.

  3. On the Create new KinesisVideo Stream page, type ExampleStream for the stream name. Leave the Use default settings check box selected.

                            Screenshot of the Create New Video Stream page.
  4. Choose Create stream.

  5. After Kinesis Video Streams creates the stream, review the details on the ExampleStream page.

Create a Video Stream Using the AWS CLI

  1. Ensure that you have the AWS CLI installed and configured. For more information, see the AWS Command Line Interface documentation.

  2. Run the following Create-Stream command in the AWS CLI:

    $ aws kinesisvideo create-stream --stream-name "MyKVStream" --data-retention-in-hours "24"

    The response will look similar to the following:

    { "StreamARN": "arn:aws:kinesisvideo:us-west-2:123456789012:stream/MyKVSStream/123456789012" }

Next Step

Step 3: Send Data to a Kinesis Video Stream