How to Integrate Arena Live Chat with Vimeo OTT

How to Integrate Arena Live Chat with Vimeo OTT

Live Chat on Vimeo OTT done easily by integrating your account with Arena.

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Gui Boechat

Gui Boechat

May 18, 2022

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In this brief guide, you’ll learn how to integrate Arena Live Chat with Vimeo OTT easily. 

First, you’ll need three things:

  • An Arena account

If you don’t have one yet, you can create it on arena.im

  • A Vimeo OTT account

If you don’t have one yet, you can create it on vimeo.com/ott/

  • An email from Arena with your API Key

If you didn’t receive your API Key, contact Arena at contact@arena.im

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First Step: The Arena Dashboard

Go to your Arena Dashboard, log in into your account, then follow these four steps:

  1. Create a New Chat Room
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Give it an easy and specific name. Then fill in the forms with your website info and preferences
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Choose a format for your Live Chat 
  1. Click on Save

Second Step: Vimeo OTT Dashboard

Go to the Vimeo OTT dashboard, log in into your account, then follow the next 10 steps.

  1. Click on Manage
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Click on Site
  1. Click on Advanced
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Paste the API that you received from Arena via email (be sure to remove any spaces in the API Key)
  1. Paste in the site slug 

[Getting the site slug is easy: Go back to the Arena Dashboard. Click on Profile, then on Settings, and finally on Site Settings]

Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Click on Save
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. Now click on Content, then on Live Events
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1. You can add your Arena Live Chat to a previously created live event or you can create a new one
  1.  Let’s create one as an example: click on Create a Live Chat, then give it a name, then enter the date and time that it’ll start. Click on Next.
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup
  1.  In these options, choose the Arena Live Chat with the name that you created at the beginning of this tutorial. You can configure more options if you want. Make sure to connect the encoding software that you are using right in this field. Click on Save.
Arena Live Chat on Vimeo OTT setup

Conclusion: Integrating Arena Live Chat with Vimeo OTT is easy

We hope you’ve learned how to integrate Arena Live Chat with Vimeo OTT following these instructions. 

We have also prepared a video tutorial to help you. 

You can watch it below.

You might also want to learn how to stream Vimeo OTT and see great examples of Vimeo OTT Streaming sites.

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