How to Broadcast Live on YouTube

Want to share an amazing adventure with the world as it happens? If so, you can do a live broadcast on YouTube! With a web camera, YouTube account, and YouTube channel, you can show YouTube users what you are up to right now!

In this article, you will know how to broadcast a video using YouTube  Live.

How to Broadcast With YouTube Live

1. Go to YouTube.
To stream live on YouTube, first, you have to go to YouTube's Dashboard.
2. Sign into your YouTube account.
Click the "Sign in" button at the top right of the page to reach the login page. Enter your Gmail email address and password in the fields provided, and click "Sign In" to proceed.
3. Click on Live Streaming in the left sidebar menu.
When you sign in to your YouTube account, click on the profile picture of your YouTube channel at the top right and click the Manufacturer 'Creator Studio' button.
4. Open Live Stream dashboard
After that click on the live stream on the left side.
If you are streaming live for the first time, then you will be welcomed to YouTube live streaming with a simple start screen. then click on the Get Started button.
5. Verify Youtube account
After clicking Get Started, you will need to verify the account, follow the steps for account verification.
  1. Select your country
  2. Click the 'text me the verification code / call me with an automated voice message.'
  3. Enter your mobile number.
  4. then Click on the Submit button
Get to know the dashboard.

After the account verification, the YouTube Live Event Dashboard will open before you start the YouTube Live Event, you will want to get acquainted with your YouTube Live Dashboard.

1. Fill in the Basic Info.

If you look at the top tab with the red tab, you will see that you are currently in the Basic Information section of Create a new event page. This is where you will enter information about live events that you will broadcast.

  • Enter the name of the event in the Title field.
  • If you want to schedule a live event to run later, just set the schedule in the two boxes below the heading. Click on the first box to set the date, and click on the second box to set the time. Add the last time by clicking on the "end time" link next to the second box.
  • Next field is for details. Add a little about your live event.
  • Add tags to the box below the Description field. These tags help YouTube users find your live event. For the above example, you can be secluded beaches, blue water, white sand, diving, islands, and so on.
  • The privacy setting for live events is on the right side of the page. You can set it "Public," "Unlisted," or "Private". If you choose "Public", you can add a personal message to your audience in the text box below. If you select "personal", then enter the email address of the people with whom you want to share live events in the box provided below the privacy settings options. Separate email address with a comma

Configure the Advanced Settings.

To access this menu, click on the "Advanced Settings" tab at the top You can configure chat settings, categories, language and so on.

  • If you want to enable chat during a live broadcast, click on the "Enable Live Chat" option in the top left. You can automatically block spam messages by clicking on this option.
  • If you have set a live event to "Public" and the audience has asked to embed the video on their website, you can select "Allow embedding" near the middle of the page.
  • If there is an age restriction for the show, click on "Enable age restriction". Enabling this prevents YouTube users from viewing the event.
  • On top of the page, on the top, is the category. If you want to add a category to your live event, select one from the drop-down list. You can choose between comedy, entertainment, sports, travel, others
  • You can set the video location below the category option. Simply type the location to open a small screen with Google Maps, and then click on "Search" for Google Maps to zoom into the area.
  • Set the video language by choosing from many languages available in the drop-down list below the location field.
  • Set the recording options by selecting "Personalize after the event ends", "Allow comments" and "User can view rating for this video". You can choose one or all recording options
  • Set the broadcast delay if you want in the last option on the Advanced Settings page. The broadcast delay is the amount of delay between the stream that appears in the preview player and your viewer stream in the Live Control Room.

Start the broadcast.

When all the sets are done, you can start broadcasting your live event. Click "Go Live Now", then click "OK" to confirm, and YouTube will open a Google+ Hangouts On Air window.
Once the Hangouts On Air window has been loaded, click on the green "Start broadcast" to begin a live event. You will see the word "live" at the upper right corner and the lower middle of the window as you broadcast. Chat and messages can be viewed on the right panel.
You can broadcast for 8 hours directly when you work with live events, just click on the "Stop Broadcast" button below.

If you want to use the recording to look forward, go back to your Video Manager and choose "Live Events" from the left panel. A list of all your recordings will be displayed here. Click on one to see it again.


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