Introducing Edge Node Channels

Introducing Theta Edge Node channels on THETA.tv - the future of decentralized streaming

The Edge Node allows you to relay video streams over the Theta Network and earn TFUEL, providing support to THETA.tv and other upcoming video platforms using the Theta Network. With the latest update, you can now also broadcast your own video streams and have them distributed over the Theta Edge Network!

On THETA.tv, this will allow us to greatly expand the number of streamers that we will be able to support on the platform. Get ready to be a part of the future of decentralized streaming.


How to watch Edge Node Streams

1. Download and Run the Theta Edge Node

To start using the Theta Edge Node, download the app for Windows or Mac.

If you don't have a wallet yet, you can setup one up easily here: https://wallet.thetatoken.org/create

2. Find and Watch Edge Node Streams

Once you have your Theta Edge Node running, you'll be able to view decentralized Theta Edge Network on THETA.tv!


How to stream over the Theta Edge Network

1. Setup Your OBS Settings

To broadcast your own stream, you’ll need to use a streaming app like OBS Studio (Open Broadcaster Software, which is free and open-source). If you are using OBS, in the Stream settings set your Service to ‘Custom’, your Server to “rtmp://localhost:1935/stream/”, and make up a Stream Key.

2. Test Your Stream

Once you are set up and streaming through OBS, your stream is now being broadcast over the Theta Edge Network! Anyone running the Theta Edge Node can now watch your stream by accessing the Theta Edge Player and entering your unique stream ID. Your stream can also be accessed directly at the URL “https://edge-player-beta.thetatoken.org/?streamId=[STREAM ID]”, where [STREAM ID] represents the address indicated as “My Stream ID” in the Theta Edge Node app. In the example pictured above, that would be “https://edge-player-beta.thetatoken.org/?streamId=0x9d8ffb2924c980d2843b7c780ad5963dbb9a87a3”. Watching via the direct URL requires an HLS stream player like the Chrome extension Native HLS Playback or VLC player.

This is only just the beginning of the Edge Network on THETA.tv. We are looking forward to support more enthusiastic creators who have been waiting to stream on our platform. Stay tuned for future updates, and don't forget to checkout an Edge Node stream if you haven't already.