Please wait while we enable your Account


Contacting Amazon Web Services
Deploying Cloud Servers, Storage, Transcoding & Database Servers
Deploying Global CDN
Deploying Firewall & Enabling Security Measures
Deploying the CMS & Admin Module
Deploying Website, Mobile & TV Apps framework
Creating your FTP account
Finishing up all the modules
Preparing for launch

Getting Started With Muvi Playout

Debarpita Banerjee Published on : 07 May 2024
Getting Started With Muvi Playout

Hello, broadcasters and channel owners! Thank you for choosing Muvi Playout. To ease out your journey, we are here to give you a quick introduction to Muvi Playout, its capabilities, its features, steps to get started, and more! 

To start with, Muvi Playout is the world’s most feature-intensive cloud playout software that packs powerful features like EPG, automated drag-and-drop scheduler with micro-second precision, the world’s first gap scheduler, HLS output, built-in CDN and multi-DRM, ad insertion, and live feed ingest. 

In this blog, we will explore Muvi Playout in detail, and see how it can help you deliver the best broadcast to your audience. So, let’s get started!

What is Muvi Playout?

Before we delve deeper into the features of Muvi Playout, let’s give you a quick overview of what Muvi Playout is, and what it does for you. 

Muvi Playout is a cloud playout software that lets you launch and manage your own FAST Channel, Online TV Channel, online radio station, or cloud-based Linear TV Channel within hours, with minimum technical effort. Using Muvi Playout, you can schedule both live and on-demand content for your channel effortlessly, insert gaps between two of your content, and then fill the gaps with additional content including ads. 

You can preview your channel, generate EPG, share HLS output, or embed the channel on any website. Built-in CDN offers unmatched scalability, while multi-DRM protects your content from unauthorized access and piracy. 

Looking for a cloud playout solution for your online TV channels, FAST channels, or online radio stations? Try Muvi Playout – The Most Feature Intensive Cloud Playout Software! Sign up here to start your 14-day FREE trial!


What All You Can Do With Muvi Playout?

Muvi Playout can be used for different types of cloud playout needs, including online TV, Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST), and linear TV. You can even use it for online radio. Let’s take a quick look at all the things you can do with Muvi Playout. 

FAST Channels

With Muvi Playout, launching a Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channel is easier than ever. With advanced ad-insertion support, you can easily manage, monitor, organize, and streamline the ad placement process. 

You can switch between ad sources and choose your ad server as per your requirements. You can also integrate cue points to strategically decide the placement of your ads. 

You can schedule both live and on-demand content for your FAST channels. Enjoy centralized control over your channel content, along with auto-generated EPG and HLS output.   

Online TV Channel 

Muvi Playout helps you launch and manage your online TV channels effortlessly. With 24×7 content playback support, your channel keeps running with minimum human intervention. 

Effortlessly schedule live, on-demand content and ads with the Muvi Playout drag-and-drop scheduler. Your users can watch your channel through your website, mobile, and TV apps, as you get the flexibility to share your channel via HLS URL, embed URL, or API.     

You can customize the video player to match your channel or brand identity, and insert logo and theme colors. With adaptive bitrate streaming and advanced encoding, your viewers get the best online TV channel viewing experience. 

Online Radio Station

You can instantly launch your own online radio station, and broadcast pre-recorded music, live music playlists, live concerts, interviews, podcasts, audiobooks, short stories, and more! You can insert ads and monetize your audio content effortlessly. Muvi Playout’s audio DRM keeps your audio content protected from unauthorized use. 

You can distribute your content in multiple formats, including HLS, RTSP, IP feed, and MPD. You can schedule both live and on-demand content from the same drag-and-drop scheduler. Effortlessly switch between live and on-demand and automatically convert the live music streams into on-demand content for 24×7 content availability. 

Online Film Festivals

You can replicate the schedule of your film festival to deliver an online film festival experience to your viewers, using Muvi Playout. Pre-schedule the films, add gaps between the two films, and fill the gaps using ads, trailers, and filler content. Multi-DRM protects your films from piracy, while a built-in CDN network helps broadcast your film festival globally. 


Linear TV Channel

Muvi Playout can prove to be the perfect cloud playout solution for your linear TV channels. You can very easily schedule all your content from months in advance. Auto-generate EPG and schedule recurring events that repeat daily, weekly, or monthly. Pre-schedule live events, gaps, and filler content in the gaps, including ads. 

How To Get Started With Muvi Playout?

Now that you know what all you can do with Muvi Playout, it’s time to get started! Follow the steps given below. 

Step 1 – Sign Up and Login

You will first have to sign up with Muvi Playout. Click on this link to sign up and start your FREE trial for 14 days. You won’t have to fill your credit card details to start the FREE trial 😀

Once the signup process is complete, log in to your Muvi Playout Dashboard. 

Step 2 – Add Content to Playout

Now, you need to add content to Playout first. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Manage Content”.
  2. Go to “Content Library”.
  3. Click on “Add Content”.
  4. The content form will appear. So, start filling it. You will first have to select the “Content Type” from the drop down. Choose any one of the audio and video, depending on the content you are uploading. 
  5. Fill in the Name and Description for your content. 
  6. Fill search tags, each tag separated by a comma. These tags can then be used to search your content. 
  7. Now you need to upload your main video under “Primary Media”. 
  8. You can also add a “Poster” for your video. 
  9. Once you are done, click on “Save”. 
  10. As soon as you click save, the automatic encoding for your uploaded video will start. 

You can review, edit, or even delete your video or audio content any time later. 

Manage Content

Step 3 – Add A Channel

Now it’s time to add a channel. Follow the steps given below to do so. 

  1. Go to “Manage Channel”.
  2. Click on “Add Channel”.
  3. The channel form will open. Start filling it. First select the “Channel Type” from the drop down, here you need to choose between audio and video.
  4. Add other details like “Channel Name” and “Description”.
  5. Click on “Channel Logo” to add a logo for your channel. 
  6. Click on the “Channel Image” to add a channel image for your channel. 
  7. You can even add Filler media to your channel. This filler media will be played when there is no program scheduled for your channel, including the “Gaps”. To do so, go to the “Media” tab in the form and click on “Add File”. 
  8. Click on “Save Channel”. 

Manage channel

Step 4 – Schedule Channel Content

Once both channel and content are added, you can now schedule your channel content using our drag-and-drop scheduler. Follow the steps given below to do so:

  1. Click on “Manage Scheduler” which will appear on the right side of any channel.
  2. Select a Time Zone based on your target audience. 
  3. Now go to the scheduler and select the date and time by clicking on “Calendar”. 
  4. You will see the content that you had added to your “Content Library” on your right-hand side. Drag and drop the content to the scheduled time slot on the scheduler. 
  5. You can even add a “gap” between two content. To do so, click on the 3 dots on the right-hand side of the content to select the time gap, and then click on “Add Gap Above” or “Add Gap Below” as per your requirement. 
  6. If you want to schedule repeating content, you can select “Repeat”. The content can be scheduled to repeat on a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly basis.


Step 5 – Preview Channel

Your channel is now ready to be previewed. To preview. Follow the steps given below:

  1. Click on “Manage Channel”.
  2. Click on the 3 dots on the right-hand side of a channel.
  3. You will get the “Preview” option there. Click on it.


Step 6 – Generate HLS Output and Embed Channel to Website

Now your channel is ready to be embedded into your website. To embed the channel to any website, follow the steps given below:

  1. First of all, you need to generate the HLS output for your channel, in order to get the “Embed Link”. So, go to “Manage Channel” to generate the HLS URL.
  2. On the right-hand side of the channel, click on the 3 dots (more). You will get an option to  “Generate HLS”. Click on it. 
  3. Now wait for a few minutes, till the HLS URL is generated.
  4. Now again click on the 3 dots on the side of the channel, and click on “Embed Channel”.
  5. An embed link will be generated. Click on “Copy” to copy the embed link and add it to your website. 


Why Muvi Playout?

Muvi Playout offers 100+ cutting-edge cloud playout features, a combination that you will rarely get in any other cloud playout software. From advanced ad insertion to industry-leading drag-and-drop scheduler, and from video and audio multi-DRM to automated encoding, we have got everything covered!

Multi-DRM Security

Muvi Playout offers built-in multi-DRM for both audio and video content. It means, only authorized users can access your content on permitted devices. They also cannot record screens. And since the content remains encrypted throughout its journey, there is negligible chance of getting access to content en route. So, multi-DRM takes down chances of content piracy to the bare minimum. 

Automated Encoding and Transcoding

Once you upload any content to your Muvi Playout CMS, the content gets automatically encoded and transcoded by Muvi Playout’s built-in encoding system. Our advanced encoding system comprises cutting-edge encoding tech like per-title encoding and progressive encoding, which delivers optimal encoding quality and speed simultaneously. 

Drag-and-Drop Scheduler

Muvi Playout’s Drag-and-Drop Scheduler is the world’s most feature-intensive automated cloud playout content scheduling system. And it is extremely easy to use. You just need to drag and drop your content to schedule them on the scheduler. No need to worry about manual time calculations and the scheduler automatically adjusts the timings with micro-millisecond precision. 

Also, Muvi Playout offers the world’s first Gap Scheduler. It means you can schedule gaps between any two content, and later fill the gaps with ads and filler media. The filler content can be anything including promos, additional content, songs, and BTS videos. 

You can also schedule repeating events, that would repeat daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly. You can also pre-schedule live events so that you don’t need to schedule them on the date of their broadcast. 


Muvi Playout offers auto-generated and auto-updated Electronic Program Guides (EPG) for your channel content. Download EPG files in XMLTV and all other common EPG formats, and distribute them effortlessly. You can generate and distribute real-time updatable EPG URLs, and hence you won’t need to manually update the EPG every time you make changes to your schedule. 

Built-in CDN

Muvi Playout’s built-in CDN network provides amazing scalability for your online TV channels. Hence, you don’t need to worry about peak concurrent viewerships, as our CDN will handle the higher traffic efficiently. 

Live Feed Ingestion

You can schedule live content for your channels. You just need to insert the live feed URL including HLS feeds, and related metadata into your CMS. You can pre-schedule and pre-configure your live program months before the actual broadcast date. 

HLS Output 

You can now generate HLS links easily from your Muvi Playout CMS, and distribute your channel content using the same. You can even preview the HLS links before sharing them. You are able to keep track of your HLS link status via email notifications. 

How Much Will It Cost?

After completing your 14 days of FREE trial period, you need to subscribe to continue using Muvi Playout. We offer multiple subscription plans, which are as follows:

  • The “Standard” plan starts at US $199 per month and enables you to upload unlimited content, that can get unlimited views. 
  • The “Professional” plan starts at US $499 per month. Along with unlimited content and views, you also get unlimited customization options.
  • The “Enterprise” plan will cost you US $1999 per month. Along with unlimited views, content, and customizations, you will also get a dedicated server for your channel.  


Wrapping Up

Muvi Playout gives you the ultimate cloud playout experience, making scheduling, launching, and managing your FAST, online TV, and online Radio channels extremely easy. So, if you are already onboard, keep exploring and launching amazing channels using Muvi Playout. 

And if you are still looking for cloud playout options, this is your chance. Sign up and start your 14-day FREE trial for Muvi Playout right now!

Start an IPTV business


You can broadcast audio, video, and live content of all lengths and types using Muvi Playout. In short, you can broadcast all types of content using Muvi Playout. 

Yes, Muvi Playout supports ad insertion, so you can monetize your content using ads.

Yes, Muvi Playout supports endless customizations where you can not only add branding elements, but also request for integrations, and more! 

Muvi Playout offers multi-DRM security for both video and audio content.

Yes, Muvi Playout has 24×7 technical support. You can let us know of your queries via chats, emails, support tickets, and the Muvi Community. 

Written by: Debarpita Banerjee

Debarpita is a Content Writer with Muvi. With around 2 years of experience in content creation, she has worked across industries like SaaS, EdTech, eLearning, AR-VR, and Metaverse. She believes in delivering content that can be of some value to the readers. In her free time, she likes to try her hand at website and app development.

Add your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Try Muvi Playout free for 14 days

No Credit Card Required

Please click to select your platform options

You can change these settings later from the CMS as well

Select the Content Type used on the platform
Audio  Audio
Video  Video

Upcoming Webinar
May 30

9:00AM PST

API Security in Video Streaming

While video streaming, we have to deal with a lot of data which is sensitive and confidential related mostly to users and content. In order to keep that…...

Event Language: English
30 Minutes