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Wireless Live Streaming Plugin


Wireless Live Streaming Plugin can stream live 360 movie to YouTube via RTMP directly from RICOH THETA.


  • ver 1.2.3 (2023/04/18): Bugfix related to dynamic stitching and zenith correction for THETA X.
  • ver 1.2.2 (2022/09/06): Following settings are added for THETA X 1.20 or later.
    • 4K (3840 x 2160) 15FPS
    • 2K (1920 x 1080) 15FPS
    • 1K (1024 x 576) 15FPS
  • ver 1.2.0 (2022/02/21): Support THETA X.
  • ver 1.1.4 (2021/11/02):
    • Removed bitrate measurement function.
    • RTMPS is supported.
    • Added 44.8KHz audio sample rate.
  • ver 1.1.1 (2019/05/08): THETA Z1 is supported.
  • ver.1.0.9 (2018/07/23): Initial version.


Supported Device

  • RICOH THETA X Version 2.00.0
  • RICOH THETA Z1 Version 2.30.1
  • RICOH THETA V Version 3.82.1

Development Environment

  • Android Studio Chipmunk | 2021.2.1 Patch 2
    • Windows 10 Version 21H2
    • macOS Version 13.2.1 Ventura
  • Gradle Plugin Version 4.2.2
  • Gradle Version 6.7.1
  • compileSdkVersion 29
  • minSdkVersion 25
  • targetSdkVersion 25


Android Studio installs apk after building automatically. Or use the following command after build.

adb install -r app-debug.apk

Give permissions for this plug-in.

Using desktop viewing with an app as Vysor, open Settings app and turns on the permissions at "Apps"> "Wireless Live Streaming"> "Permissions"

How to Use

If "stream name" can be used repeatedly, plug-in settings (input of "stream name" and "primary server URL") are required only once at the beginning. In this case, you can start streaming just by pressing the shutter button after setting streaming events on YouTube.

The following steps are for the first use. We recommend that the THETA be close to fully charged before starting the steps.

  1. Turn on the THETA.
  2. Open RICOH THETA app on your Win/Mac.
  3. Set this plug-in as an active plug-in from "File"> "Plug-in management..."
  4. Connect THETA to Wireless-LAN by client mode.
    For example, let's assume that there is a THETA, a macOS machine, and an iPhone on the same wireless LAN.
  5. Set an active plug-in.
    1. Open the THETA mobile app on an iOS / Android smartphone.
    2. Tap "Settings" at the right bottom corner.
    3. Confirm "Connection" is "Wi-Fi" or "Wi-Fi+Bluetooth".
    4. Tap "Camera settings".
    5. Tap "Plug-in".
    6. Select "Wireless Live Streaming".
  6. Check the IP address of the camera
    1. Back to the Camera settings.
    2. Check the IP address of THETA on the smartphone app.
      If you use macOS, type "dns-sd -q THETAYL01234567.local" in Terminal. Here "THETAYL01234567" is an example. Please change it to your serial number.
  7. Setup "Stream Name" and "Primary Server URL" on YouTube.
    1. Setup YouTube Ingestion Settings in event and check "Stream Name" and "Primary Server URL"
    2. Select the "Reusable stream key" in the "Select type of stream key" of the setting. This is the key point to omit the plug-in setting from the next.
  8. Launch the plug-in.
    Press the Mode button till LED2 turns white or launch plug-in from the smartphone app (RICOH THETA)
  9. Open Web UI of the plug-in.
    Open the URL (http://ip-address:8888) on the browser.
    Here, ip-address is an an example. Change it to your THETA's IP address.
  10. Enter streaming setting.
    1. Put "Primary Server URL" of YouTube to the "Server URL" box in Web UI.
    2. Put "Stream Name" of YouTube to the "Stream name/key" box in Web UI.
    3. Select Resolution (e.g. 4K(3840x2160) 30fps).
    4. Select Bit rates from the list.
    5. Select Audio sample rate (e.g., 48.0KHz).
    6. Press the "Fix streaming settings" button.
  11. Prepare streaming on YouTube. Please use the same stream name specified in step.7.
  12. Start streaming from THETA Press the Shutter key or press the "Start streaming" button in the Web UI.
  13. Check the preview on YouTube's "Live Control Room" or Facebook live.
  14. Start streaming from YouTube.
  15. On the air
  16. Stop streaming from YouTube.
  17. Stop streaming from THETA. Press the Shutter key or press the "Stop streaming" button in the Web UI.

Terms of Service

You agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations applicable to the jurisdiction in which the Software was obtained and in which it is used. Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with use of the Software, you shall not export or re-export the Software into any U.S. embargoed countries (currently including, but necessarily limited to, Crimea – Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person's List or Entity List. By using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use the Software for any purposes prohibited by any applicable laws, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons.

By using the Wireless Live Streaming plug-in, you agree to the above and the license terms, LICENSE.txt.

Copyright © 2021 Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Trademark Information

The names of products and services described in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of each company.

  • Android, Nexus, Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Play logo, Google Maps, Google+, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Cloud Print, and YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.
  • Apple, Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, OS X, AppleTalk, Apple TV, App Store, AirPrint, Bonjour, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPod, iPod mini, iPod classic, iPod touch, iWork, Safari, the App Store logo, the AirPrint logo, Retina, and iPad Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. The App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
  • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Live, Windows Media, Windows Server System, Windows Server, Excel, PowerPoint, Photosynth, SQL Server, Internet Explorer, Azure, Active Directory, OneDrive, Outlook, Wingdings, Hyper-V, Visual Basic, Visual C ++, Surface, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Edge, Active Directory, BitLocker, .NET Framework and Skype are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. The name of Skype, the trademarks and logos associated with it, and the "S" logo are trademarks of Skype or its affiliates.
  • Wi-Fi™, Wi-Fi Certified Miracast, Wi-Fi Certified logo, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA, WPA 2, and Miracast are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • The official name of Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.