Live stream video feed from your Skydio drone to viewers logged into Skydio Cloud on a web or mobile browser. You must set up your Skydio Cloud account, add users and pilots, and claim your Skydio vehicles to use the Live Stream feature.

Supported drones:

    • Skydio 2/2+
    • Skydio X2

Supported Controlling Devices:

Skydio Enterprise Controller - version 19.0.42 or higher on a 2.4 GHz wireless network

Skydio Controller - Android: version 19.0.42 or higher on cellular data/LTE or 2.4 GHz wireless network. iOS: version 19.0.0(38) or higher on cellular data/LTE or 2.4 GHz wireless network

Mobile Device - Android or iOS on cellular data/LTE

Quick Steps

Log in to

Ensure that your Skydio Cloud account is set up, visit Getting Started with Skydio Cloud for detailed instructions.

To enable the Live Streaming feature toggle Data Capture on:

Step 1 - Select Settings

Step 2 - Scroll down to Data Capture

Step 3 - Toggle GPS & Telemetry ON


Initiate a Live Stream from your drone's controlling device:

Step 4 - Power on your controlling device and connect to your drone

Step 5 - Ensure that your controlling device is connected to the Internet 

Step 6 - Select the video/camera icon

Step 7 - Select the Streaming tab


Step 8 - Select Start Streaming

    • start the live stream before or during a flight
    • to live stream a 3D Scan, start the live stream from the controlling device before you launch your drone.

View the Live Stream in Skydio Cloud or on your controlling device

View the Live Stream in Skydio Cloud:

Step 9 - Log in to on a web or mobile browser

    • vehicles in your organization with active live streams will display a LIVE badge

Step 10 - Select a vehicle/stream to view

    • the live stream feed supports color and thermal video

Adaptive Bitrate higher resolution video:

    • Up to 720p resolution video with a strong network signal connection (> 5 Mbps), the previous max quality was ~360p equivalent
    • The live video stream video will now adaptively adjust based on the quality of the network signal connection.
    • There will be fewer signal connection losses and faster reconnection when the signal connection is lost.

Share a Live Stream Link

Generate a Live Stream video feed link to share with people outside of your organization.

    • Viewable from mobile or desktop devices
    • Set an expiration date and time, and revoke the link at any time 
    • Organizations that are enabled for multi-viewer streaming allow multiple users to use the same link
Step 1 - From your Fleet Dashboard, select Share Live Stream
Step 2 - Edit the link duration or revoke the link.

Skydio X2E Color/Thermal can share thermal and color Live Streams. Viewers using a web browser can utilize the Picture in picture (PIP) view to switch between the two streams. The type of thermal view available depends on the pilot’s settings:

    • White Hot
    • Black Hot
    • Rainbow
    • Ironbow

[note text="The quality of display on your controlling device while streaming may be degraded depending on the network quality. To revert to non-degraded video, stop the live stream. The bitrate for Live Stream can vary between 0.5 and 2.1 Mbps, depending on the signal link quality from your controlling device to your drone."]


[accordion heading="Live Stream Request Timed Out error message"]

When attempting to live stream from a Verizon MiFi hotspot, such as the Jetpack MiFi 8800L, there is a known issue with hotspot firmware that causes an incompatibility with the common protocol (WebRTC) used for Skydio Live Streaming. This issue will cause repeated disconnection and prompt the error message. Skydio recommends using an alternate hotspot model for Skydio Live Streaming, such as Cradlepoint IBR-900. Skydio is working to mitigate the issue to enable live streaming over Verizon MiFi devices.


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