Feature Overview: Greenroom User Capacity

Understanding how many users you can have in a Greenroom is key to helping your production go smoothly.

As a producer, you need to think about how many people you want, and can have, in your Greenroom. In this article, we'll outline how many users you can have as well as the suggested amount, plus other factors to consider when determining how many users you want to bring in.

Maximum Number of Users in a Greenroom

There is not a set maximum number of users (Producers or Presenters) for a Greenroom. We’ve seen  16+ users with no impact to performance. We recommend a maximum of 3 producers per Greenroom. A Greenroom user is considered to be someone that accesses the Greenroom with a video and audio feed.

Note: You can have viewers in the Greenroom, which won't effect your bandwidth capabilities.

Tech Considerations

It is important to keep in mind the capabilities of your computer and network connection that you’re using, and how it might react to a user-heavy Greenroom.

We have seen Greenroom broadcasts where a Producer has been able to bring in 16 users, though in that scenario the Producer was likely using a powerful and robust computer. For example, a MacBook Pro might be able to better support a Greenroom show that has 16+ users compared to a MacBook Air.

Since Greenroom is a browser-based application, it’s always best to make sure you’re using the most up to date version of Chrome or Microsoft's Edge, to help ensure the best performance of Greenroom.

Suggested Number of Users in a Greenroom

We recommend keeping the maximum number of users in the Greenroom at 16 to ensure a smooth experience producing.

Logistical Considerations

Having more than 16 users in the Greenroom brings a range of logistical and user interface issues that can reduce the Producer experience. It becomes harder to quickly spot certain Presenters, as you may have to scroll further down the list of feeds to see them.

Additionally, the more users you have in Greenroom, the more the Producer will have to monitor; from ensuring each Presenter has good video quality, to ensuring the right people are muted and unmuted, and more.