How to live stream on YouTube?
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Published on: Jul 04, 2020
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
Sharing your views thoughts over opinion is sometimes highly appreciated and serves you with great benefits. Sometimes celebrities and renowned officials, mainly social media influencers, want to share their experiences in the public interest. Where YouTube has provided a great platform to all of its users worldwide to communicate with their audience in different ways easily. This includes videos pictures, and all of the above is live streaming. Followed by youtube's terms of service, we can easily perform a live stream related to gaming, question and answer sessions, and much more.
Apart from that, many users properly don't know how to perform a live stream. There are also various problems and issues associated with a live stream according to your internet connection as well as there are certain restrictions provided by YouTube.
Here is a proper guide on how you can live stream on YouTube:
By default, the live streaming option is disabled in many new YouTube channels. Here's how you can enable live streaming.
1- You have to verify your YouTube account by using a verification code delivery method in which you have to select the country and number you use to get the six-digit verification code. After receiving the code, press it to verify your YouTube account
2- Now enable the live streaming option through your channel features page or Live control room.
3- In the end, you have to wait for 24 hours to get a live streaming option is activated on your account.
4- If one wishes to live stream through a smartphone, then YouTube only allows users to have at least 1000 YouTube subscribers for live streaming.
LIVE STREAMING PLATFORMS
VIA WEB BROWSER:
This is the easiest way to live stream on YouTube. Access YouTube by using a URL (in case you want to have a real-time experience use a webcam). After that, log in to your account create a video. Choose the "GO LIVE" option. Toggle between the menu to enable the web camera and microphone. Advanced settings are also provided for age restrictions, live chat, and advertisement.
VIA MOBILE PHONE:
Download the application from the Google Play store. Grant all permissions for storage, location, audio, and camera. Now add your account. Select the option "GO LIVE." Choose to record from your phone's camera or any other application. A VOD version will also be available when you finish Livestream.
VIA SOFTWARE ENCODER:
These types of software are usually used for broadcasting gameplays, amongst which OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), Xsplit, Wirecast are very famous. After creating a live stream, you have to enter the requirements to stream through the software. The available guidelines with the software will help you further.
One should also keep in mind that there are a set of rules and certain restrictions provided by YouTube to upload videos as well as to live stream.
There are age restrictions, safety guidelines for explicit content, no use of abusive words, and many other requirements to meet for a live stream.