How to Live Stream on YouTube | Youtube Live Streaming

YouTube is one of the biggest platforms providing video content on the internet for free. Over 5 million users visit this platform every day, and over 300 hours or 18000 minutes of videos are uploaded every single minute. That’s a huge number! And, that number is continuously growing. So that’s why it is an excellent platform for businesses or content creators to make up and interact with audiences. Here I will demonstrate you how to live stream on YouTube on a desktop or mobile platform.

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How to Live Stream on Youtube via Computer or Mobile Devices

YouTube Live Stream

There are a lot of good things about YouTube. It allows you to create Youtube channels, upload unlimited videos, monetize your videos to earn money from ads, add custom thumbnails and cards for better user interactions, etc. On YouTube, you can also go live using just your smartphone or desktop PC. But, there is a catch. You must have to pass the eligibility criteria in order to go live on Youtube. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can live stream on Youtube from your computer without passing any eligibility criteria.
  • To live stream on mobile, your channel should have at least 1,000 subscribers.
  • YouTube Channel must be verified.

If your channel already has 1,000 subscribers then, there are a few things you will need to set up first. Go to your Youtube channel > Creator studio dashboard > Embed live stream > Enable. The process will take 24 hours to get ready for live streaming.

How to live stream on Youtube on a smartphone

You’re ready to go live once you reach the 1,000 subscribers goal and your setup is done. There are two ways to live stream on your mobile phone, one via the Youtube app and another using third-party software. Both methods work with iPhone and Android devices. Follow the given instructions step by step:

Using YouTube Official App:

Most smartphones already come with pre-installed YouTube, however, one can also install the app on his/her phone from Google Play Store.

YouTube Live Stream
  • Just open the Youtube app on your Android or iOS smartphone.
  • Tap on the Camcorder icon from the top.
  • Next, tap on GO LIVE button. Give it a better title name, description, and thumbnail. You can also add your privacy settings, such as enable or disable ads, live chat, age restrictions, and more.
  • Lastly, select Go Live to start streaming. (It will take a few seconds to stabilize your internet connection)
  • You can also stop streaming by clicking on Finish then, Ok button.

Using Omlet Arcade App:

Omlet Arcade is one of the best Youtube live streaming apps for Android and iOS. It allows worldwide mobile gamers to connect games and live stream their gameplay on YouTube. This live streaming platform supports all mobile games including some of the popular ones like PUBG mobile, Fortnite, Minecraft, and more. On top of that, you can connect this app with other platforms such as Facebook, Twitch, and Arcade itself for all your live streams depending upon your user base. Omlet Arcade is available for Android and iOS for free, however, you can get some additional benefits with Omlet plus membership.

Key Features:

  • Make a squad with your friends and live stream your gameplay.
  • Get paid by Omlet Arcade for gaming.
  • Join a big community.

Here’s how to use Omlet Arcade and live stream mobile gameplay:

  1. The first thing you need to do is download the Omlet Arcade app on your iOS or Android phone.
  2. Then launch the app on your phone and set up your accounts.
  3. If you are a new user, you will need to create a new account with a unique username and log in.
  4. After logging in, tap on the X icon from the bottom of the screen and choose the Game Stream option. (For iPhone devices, enable the iOS stream feature first from the control center.)
  5. On the next screen, you can share your stream link on your social media platform or just tap the Continue option.
  6. Now you need to connect to your YouTube channel with Omlet Arcade. To do that, just tap on the “Log in with Youtube” option and use your account details to log in.
  7. Once done, tap the Next icon.
  8. Choose the game you want to stream and give it a title and description. You can also control stream quality, delay, watermark, and other things.
  9. Once, you’re ready, tap START
  10. Lastly, tap on Start Broadcast, and just like that, you are live.

Alternatively, you can also use Streamlabs for Youtube live streaming.

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How to Live Stream on Youtube on a PC

Just like mobile devices, there are two ways to go live on a computer or laptop. You can either use Chrome or any other internet browser or third-party software such as OBS studio for live streaming. All you need is a webcam for video recording, a Mic for communication, and a fast internet connection. That’s it. However, laptop users have the option to either use an internal or external webcam or mic.

Using Google Chrome or any other internet browser:

Live Stream on YouTube From Computer

Once you get the required tools, it’s just a matter of time before you go live. Just make sure to follow the given instructions step by step:

  1. Just open Chrome or your internet browser on a desktop or laptop.
  2. Visit YouTube Official website.
  3. Click on the Camcorder icon from the top right corner on Youtube.
  4. Then, click on Go Live.
  5. Now you get two options: Right Now & Scedule Later. Just click Start under first option then click Go if you want to start streaming right away.
  6. Next, click Allow from the top left corner to give Camera and Mic permission.
  7. Enter stream title & description. You can also scroll down and select your stream category, thumbnail, target audience, and age resistriction.
  8. After that, click Next.
  9. On customization tab, you can click to enable or disable certain features you want, such as Live chat, Live chat replay, Participant modes and Message delay. Once done, click Next.
  10. In this tab, choose Public so everyone can watch your stream. You can scroll down and schedule your stream as well. Then, click Done.
  11. Lastly, click on GO LIVE to start streaming.
  12. If you want to end the stream, just click on red END STREAM option from the bottom of the screen.

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2. From OBS studio app:

OBS Studio is one of the popular live streaming apps for gamers available on PC. There are so many professionals who also use OBS studio as their live streaming platform. OBS studio has the ability to record device screen at high quality and live into Youtube. Along with that, it includes powerful configuration options, streamlined setting panels, intuitive audio mixer, real-time audio and video capturing, etc.

OBS Studio for Youtube live streaming

Here’s how to use OBS Studio:

  1. Download and launch OBS Studio on your computer.
  2. When you first time launch OBS studio, an auto configuration wizard will popup.
  3. From Wizard, select “Optimize for streaming, recording is secondary” option. Then click Next.
  4. Add your video settings such as resolution and FPS. And, click Next.
  5. Now choose the service where you want to stream. In our case, it’s Youtube.
  6. You can either directly your Youtube account or use stream key. To make it easier and save your time, click on Connect Account (Recommended).
  7. OBS will redirect you to a web page. Login with your Youtube streaming Account and click Continue. It will tell you “Authorization completed successfully. You can now close this page.”
  8. Back to OBS, click Next. It will take a few seconds to connect OBS via Youtube server.
  9. Once done, click Apply Settings.
  10. Under sources, just add your input & output sources by clicking on Plus (+) icon. For instance, if you want to add a Mic for streaming, click on “+” icon > Audio Input Capture > Ok > Choose your Mic or leave Default > Ok. Now do the same thing for video output by clicking on “+” icon > Video Capture Device > click Ok > Choose your webcam > click Ok.
  11. Under Controls, click on Start Streaming Option from the bottom left then click on Manage Broadcast.
  12. Then, give it a better Title, Description, Thumbnail and Privacy settings. You can choose the Latency to Normal, Low or Ultra Low.
  13. Lastly, click on Create broadcast and start streaming from the bottom of the screen. Congratulation, you are live on Youtube.
  14. If you want to end the live stream, just click on Stop Streaming.

Also, you can watch this Dusty Portar’s Youtube video on how to use OBS Studio:


Thank you so much for scrolling down. I hope this tutorial helps you to start your firstr live stream on Youtube platform. If you face any issue or unable to go live on Youtube, please let us know in the comment box. We’ll help you for sure.


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