Live Stream API locations

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This guide describes the geographic availability of the Live Stream API. Google Cloud uses independent regions to define the geographic location of physical computing resources. Each region is divided into multiple zones. For more information, see Regions and zones on the Geography, regions, and zones page.

This guide also describes issues to consider when planning how to manage the locations of your input endpoints and channels.

Before you begin

Make sure you are familiar with the introductory concepts and terminology in the Live Stream API. For more information, see the Quickstart.

Managing live stream location

To start a live stream, you first create a Cloud Storage bucket, an input endpoint, and channel resource. The channel transcodes your input stream into an output stream and stores the live stream manifest and segment files in your Cloud Storage bucket. For the best performance results, make sure you create your input endpoint and channel as close as possible to the location where the live stream files are stored in Cloud Storage.

After you create an input endpoint or channel, you can't change their locations.

For more information on optimizing the location of data stored in Cloud Storage and a list of available locations, see Bucket locations.

To learn how to move data stored in Cloud Storage between bucket locations, see Copying, renaming, and moving objects.

Regions

The following table lists the regions in the Americas where the Live Stream API is available.

Region description Region name
Iowa, USA us-central1
Oregon, USA us-west1
Los Angeles, USA us-west2
South Carolina, USA us-east1
Northern Virginia, USA us-east4
Montréal, Canada northamerica-northeast1
São Paulo, Brazil southamerica-east1

The following table lists the regions in Asia Pacific where the Live Stream API is available.

Region description Region name
Taiwan asia-east1
Hong Kong asia-east2
Tokyo asia-northeast1
Singapore asia-southeast1

The following table lists the regions in Australia where the Live Stream API is available.

Region description Region name
Sydney australia-southeast1

The following table lists the regions in Europe where the Live Stream API is available.

Region description Region name
Belgium europe-west1
London europe-west2
Frankfurt europe-west3
Netherlands europe-west4

Location considerations

When you choose a location to start your live stream, you might want to consider factors such as the following:

  • Latency
  • Cost
  • Resiliency
  • Co-location with other Google Cloud services, such as Cloud Storage

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