YouTube – Get Started with Live Streaming

Live streaming lets you interact with your audience in real time with a video feed, chat, and more.

Enable live streaming #

To live stream, you need to have no live streaming restrictions in the past 90 days and you need to verify your channel. Verification takes 24 hours.

On a computer:

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. From the top right, click Create  and then Go live.
  3. If you haven’t already, follow the steps to verify your channel.
  4. Starting your first live stream may take up to 24 hours. Once enabled, you can live stream instantly.

On a Android:

To create a mobile live stream, you need to meet the requirements.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the YouTube app.
  2. From the bottom, click Create  Go live.
  3. Starting your first live stream may take up to 24 hours. Once enabled, you can live stream instantly.

On an iPhone/iPad:

To create a mobile live stream, you need to meet the requirements.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the YouTube app.
  2. At the bottom, click Create  and then Go live.
  3. Starting your first live stream may take up to 24 hours. Once turned on, you can live stream instantly.

Get your YouTube Stream Key #

Finding a YouTube stream key is useful if you want to live stream to YouTube from PodOps Studio. Here’s how to find the stream key for your YouTube channel:

  • Access the YouTube studio by going to studio.youtube.com. Make sure you’re signed into the channel you want to broadcast to.
  • On your Channel Dashboard, click on the “Go live” button in the top right corner.
  • Click the Go Live icon on the left.
  • You’ll see a screen with settings for your stream. Under Stream Settings, you’ll see your stream key, which you can reset or copy.
  • Copy your stream key and paste it into PodOps Studio and click on Start live stream to begin streaming.
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