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How to Live Stream on YouTube on Computer and Mobile App

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To connect with YouTube viewers on another level, you might be interested in doing your own YouTube livestream. If you’d like to learn how to start your own live broadcast.  We’re here to help.

I’m Smyth from PhoneWallpapers.Us. In this post I’ll be showing you how to live stream on YouTube.

How to Live Stream on YouTube

I’ll first be showing you how to do this on your computer, if you’re looking to live stream through the YouTube mobile app. I’ll show you how to do that next.

How to Live Stream on Youtube on a Computer

To  livestream on YouTube from your computer, you’ll first need to access your YouTube account, go to Youtube.com and login. You must read 3 Method How to Play YouTube Videos in the Background on Android and iOS

Now click on your profile icon in the top right corner. From the menu that appears below click creator studio. From the menu on the left side of the window, select live streaming.

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If you’ve never done a livestream before you may be asked to verify your YouTube account at this point. On your screen now you’ll see YouTube’s live streaming checklist. The first thing on the list is encoding software, if you click guide to encoding you’ll be taken to a list of encoding software options that YouTube recommends.

The one we’ll be using today is called Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Download this free software to move on to the next step. Once you have the encoder installed and set up you’re almost ready to start streaming.
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Go back to the YouTube live dashboard page, on this page you can add a title and a description for your live stream. You can also change the privacy settings if you want to. Scroll down to the encoder setup section, here you’ll see a box with your stream name or key. You’ll need to enter this key into your encoding software to start streaming.

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In the open broadcaster window click Settings, then select Stream on the left side. click the drop-down menu beside service and select YouTube from the list. In the stream key textbox paste the stream name code you got from YouTube. Then click Apply.

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Be sure to keep the YouTube window open in the background. When you’re ready to start your live stream, click start streaming at the bottom right of the open broadcaster window.

Now check out the Youtube window to chat with your viewers. They’ll be able to see and hear you and you’ll be able to read their comments. When you want to finish your live stream click stop streaming in the open broadcaster window.

A recording of your stream will then be shared to your YouTube channel, so that any of your subscribers who missed out on your live stream can watch it back later.

How to Live Stream on Youtube Mobile App

Now I’m going to show you how to livestream through the YouTube mobile app you can do this on an iOS or Android device, but I’ll be demonstrating on an iPhone. To begin launch the YouTube app.

Then tap the video camera icon in the top right corner. Now tap go live. Add a title and description to your live stream, you can also change the privacy settings if you’d like.

How to Live Stream on Youtube Mobile App

YouTube will automatically take a quick thumbnail image, when you’re ready to start tap GO LIVE. Now you can enjoy a livestream with your subscribers. switch between the front and back cameras on your device by tapping the camera icon.

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When you’re done streaming tap the X buttom at the top. A recording of your stream will be posted to your YouTube channel, the same as it would if you stream from a computer.

That’s everything you need to know to do your own live stream on YouTube. Thanks for reading. If you found this article helpful we’d love it if you’d hit the thumbs up button below. Check out PhoneWallpapers.Us for free tutorials app.

 

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