Steamworks Documentation
Scheduling Steam Next Fest Live Stream Events

Livestreaming Events (optional)

During Steam Next Fest, you have the opportunity to livestream your game so that potential players can see what it's like to play your game and to interact with the developers behind the game.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you read our livestreaming a demo documentation for details on how to set up a livestream of your game demo.

You can create up to two special Next Fest Livestream events to have your game listed in the livestreaming schedule and for Steam to promote your livestream to players. While all active livestreams will always be available at any time for players to browse, during your scheduled time your livestream will be featured more prominently. Be sure to start your livestream event on the hour (e.g., at 2:00 and not 2:30). Failing to start your livestream on the hour may cause schedule visibility issues.

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Be sure to select Steam Next Fest: Live Stream in order to appear on the Event Schedule. You can only publish two of these special events per app! If you'd like to change the timeslot you have scheduled and you've already published the event, reach out at: https://help.steampowered.com/en/wizard/HelpWithPublishing?issueid=932.

The broadcast can be scheduled for any length that make sense. We recommend an hour at minimum. The featuring via the schedule will only last for a single hour and will only appear on the schedule at the start of the hour and last for that hour. You can continue stream beyond the hour and Steam customers will be able to continue to watch beyond hour, but the placement at the top of the stream player only lasts the first hour of your event.

If you are testing your livestream setup, you should test by scheduling a regular livestream event type.

Please note that Steam does not record broadcasts on your behalf, so if you'd like to replay a livestream, you must record directly.


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