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    Using Channel Actions

    In this topic you will learn how to use channel actions to activate, play, or stop a Cloud Playout channel.

    Using channel actions

    Depending on the status of the channel, various channel action buttons will be available on the channel settings page. Access the channel action buttons by clicking on the channel name to view the channel details. The following channel action buttons are available:

    • activate - Activating a channel makes it available for streaming. You must add videos and/or live events to the channel and click save before the Activate button will appear.
    • play now - Click Play Now to start streaming the channel. This option is only available for channels that have an upcoming start time. The channel will start at the scheduled start time automatically.
    • stop now - Click Stop Now to stop a running channel. This will stop the channel and end the live stream. If the channel is looping, and has an end date/time, the channel will stop at that time automatically. This option gives you a way to stop it early.

    Page last updated on 14 Jan 2021