Getting Started / Server Setup

Server Setup

This will get a LiveKit instance up and running, ready to receive audio and video streams from participants.

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Using LiveKit Cloud

Running Locally

Install LiveKit Server

Start the server

Using LiveKit Cloud

  1. Sign up for a Cloud account.
  2. As part of this sign up process, create your first project.

Running Locally

Install LiveKit Server

brew install livekit

Start the server

You can start LiveKit in development mode by running:

livekit-server --dev

This will start an instance using the following API key/secret pair:

API key: devkey
API secret: secret

To customize your setup for production, refer to our deployment guides.

Note:

By default LiveKit's signal server binds to 127.0.0.1:7880. If you'd like to access it from other devices on your network, pass in --bind 0.0.0.0