What are the endpoint requirements for Hive Streaming?

Hive Streaming supports three types of endpoints:

  • Endpoints that run a full Hive Client will support all usage scenarios, including efficient video distribution, collection of viewing statistics and full support of Hive Tools - such as Silent Testing.  A Hive Client installation is required for these endpoints.
  • Endpoints running a WebRTC-compliant browser will support the efficient video distribution with other WebRTC-compliant browsers participating in the event.  And also collection of viewing statistics.  No software installation is necessary for these endpoints. *
  • All other endpoints will only collect viewing statistics *

The Hive Client may be installed on:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.7+ (OS X Lion+)
  • Linux (Ubuntu / Debian or RedHat / Fedora / CentOS)

Click here for more information on installing the Hive Client.

HiveU or Hive Universal is our advanced WebRTC-based distribution product.  It is supported on browsers implementing the full WebRTC stack:

Personal computers (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux):

  • Google Chrome (from version 28)
  • Mozilla Firefox (from version 22)
  • Opera (from version 18)

Android devices:

  • Chrome (from version 29)
  • Mozilla Firefox (from version 24)
  • Opera Mobile (from version 18)

For all other browsers and platforms, Hive Streaming can automatically collect viewing statistics without requiring any additional installation, including:

  • Edge (Windows 10)
  • Internet Explorer 9-11 (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10)
  • Chrome 37+ (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Mac OS X Yosemite)
  • Firefox 42+ (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Mac OS X Yosemite)
  • Firefox 35-41 (Windows 10, Windows 8.1)
  • Safari 8+ (OS X Yosemite+)
  • Safari 6 (OS X Mountain Lion)


  • Safari (iOS 6+)
  • Chrome (Android 4.4+)
  • Firefox 42+ (Android 5.0+)
  • IE11 (Windows Phone 8.1)

* NOTE: All Hive video platform partners do not support all endpoint types.  Please contact your video platform provider or Hive sales contact to confirm types of Hive endpoints supported.

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