Livestream Games with Vimeo

Vimeo allows for livestream­ing via a cam­era or a mobile device. Be sure to choose the best option for your orga­ni­za­tion. 

For any Vimeo account relat­ed issues please con­tact Vimeo sup­port.


We rec­om­mend record­ing the game with your usu­al record­ing work­flow in addi­tion to any livestream­ing serv­ci­ce you might use.

Livestream from a Camera

Follow these steps to learn how to go live with Vimeo, and be sure to check out the essen­tial gear you’ll need for a suc­cess­ful livestream. 

Livestream from a Mobile Device


  • The Vimeo app on iOS and Android includes the abil­i­ty to stream live direct­ly from your mobile device, allow­ing users to quick­ly go live on the go. Must be a Vimeo Premium mem­ber or high­er to livestream. 
  • To livestream from your device, you must have iOS 11.4 or high­er, or Android ver­sion 6 or high­er installed.

Game Time:

  1. Open the Vimeo app on your iOS or Android device, then tap the blue Add but­ton in the cen­ter navigation.
  2. Enter an event title for a new event, or open the drop-down to choose an exist­ing event.
    • i.e. Team Name vs. Opponent Name — (10/11/20)
  3. Manage your stream­ing des­ti­na­tions and pri­va­cy set­tings under the Destinations tab. Camera set­tings can be mod­i­fied by tap­ping the Camera Settings icon near the record button.
  4. Tap the Red but­ton to start recording.
    • The icon will spin for a moment, then dis­ap­pear and show a red LIVE” box in the upper right cor­ner along­side a view­er count and a timer. The cam­era set­tings are still acces­si­ble dur­ing your livestream.
  5. Tap the red square icon to end the livestream.


Once the livestream has end­ed your record­ing will be archived as a video. You can access this direct­ly from the app as well as the video man­ag­er when logged in on a computer.

  1. Download your video from Vimeo by fol­low­ing these steps.
  2. Once the video has down­loaded from Vimeo, upload it to Hudl by fol­low­ing these steps.

Vimeo also sup­ports livestream­ing through exter­nal video and audio hard­ware. Click here to learn more.