Failed to connect to server [OBS Error]

If you are using the Open Broadcaster Software you might get the following error code: Failed to connect to server.

Wrong Settings

This may be caused by different things. First, please check if you are using the right settings. You can do so here:

Your Stream Key?

Should everything be alright with the settings, please check your stream key. Did you leave any blank spaces to cause this error? Best thing would be to generate a new stream key. You can do so here:

If you have more than one network interface (Bind to IP)

Please open OBS and go to Settings>Advanced and at the bottom, there is an option called “Bind to IP”. Just try all options including “Default” and click on “Apply” for all of them. One of these options should let you to stream without any more errors.

Last resort: Use different Picarto server

We are about to add more and more servers for streamers to connect to. If you can’t connect to the US East server, please try these instead:

  • EU West Server URL: rtmp://
  • US West Server URL: rtmp://
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Updated on 29. February 2024