How to Livestream with Vimeo

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Go live with Vimeo Livestream and give members an exclusive experience.  

You can Livestream with Vimeo if you have a Vimeo Advanced account. Patreon creators receive 10% off of their 1st year of Vimeo Advanced

Set up a Patreon exclusive Livestream with Vimeo

  1. While logged in to your Patreon account, click on the Create button from the left-hand side
  2. Click the Livestream button
  3. Click the Use Vimeo button
  4. Click the Create a member-only Vimeo Livestream link
  5. Authenticate your Vimeo Advanced account or create a new one
  6. We’ll direct you to Vimeo’s live video creation flow. Here you can use all of Vimeo’s Livestream features like; Live Q&A, polling, moderation tooling, etc.
    • Use the Private link setting from the first step in creating an event, which makes it easy and secure for members to access from the post.
  7. Create your live event! Here’s Vimeo’s guide to creating a live event
  8. Copy the Livestream URL from the Event tab of the Live Settings Page on Vimeo Grab-link-from-Vimeo.png
  9. Paste the Livestream URL into the textbox of your new post creator
  10. Fill out your post details like Post title and adding tags
  11. You can add your post to a collection to help members find more of what they’re looking for. You can think of collections as your own library where you can get to organize your work however you want. Learn more about creating a collection
  12. On desktop, you can preview your post before publishing by clicking the View icon.pngbutton
  13. Schedule to publish it later (default setting) or publish it right away if you’re ready to go live!   


  • Once your Livestream post is published, it will populate eligible members ’ feeds on both the web and mobile. After your Livestream ends, your post will appear as an embedded Vimeo video with expected video playback functionality.  

  • Exclusive Livestream events are a valuable experience that can help keep and draw in new members. Here are some examples of experiences you can offer with Livestreaming:

    • Host a live Q&A session with members
    • Put on an intimate, member-only concert
    • Give real-time life updates
    • Host a live podcast recording
    • Insert awesomely creative live event here...
  • Vimeo Livestreaming is currently available for Vimeo Advanced accounts. Receive 10% off of your 1st year of Vimeo advanced when you sign up through Patreon.

  • If you have any paid Vimeo account — Standard or above — you can use our video integration to upload member-only exclusive content, safe from link-sharing.

    If you have a free Vimeo account, you can still publish your videos on Patreon. Simply upload your video directly to Vimeo, grab the URL directly from Vimeo, and paste the link into the Video post creator.

    Here’s our guide to using Vimeo to share your videos on Patreon: Upload your videos with Vimeo

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