Even before the spread of the novel coronavirus , live streaming had become a popular form of online content. And then, of course, everything changed. Due to the necessity of social distancing, musicians are unable to tour, comedians are unable to perform, and athletes are unable to play.
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Four ways to live stream on YouTube
Live streaming lets you engage with your audience in real time with a video feed, chat, and more. To live stream, you need to have no live streaming restrictions in the past 90 days and you need to verify your channel. There are three types of streams: mobile, webcam, and encoder. Choose the one that's best for what you're streaming. Mobile Good for vlogging and quick updates from your phone or tablet. Learn how to mobile stream.
How to enable live streaming on YouTube
Note that this eligibility threshold does not apply to other live streaming tools. Your channel's live streaming ability will be automatically turned off for any of the following reasons:. If your account has been restricted from live streaming, you're prohibited from using another channel to live stream on YouTube. Violation of this restriction is considered circumvention under our Terms of Service and may result in termination of your account.
View Cart Checkout. Whatever method you choose, the starting point is the same: enable live streaming on YouTube. Live streaming is disabled on new YouTube channels by default. Annoying, but there are other ways of mobile live streaming out there. Which avenue makes the most sense depends on your goals.