How To Go Live On YouTube


Set up your live streaming encoder

Before you can start streaming on YouTube, you need to download encoding software. Encoding software allows you to capture content, including your desktop, camera, microphone, and more, and send it to YouTube Live to be streamed to all your fans.

The best encoding software for you depends on your needs. We’ve organized a selection of encoders below.

YouTube Live Verified Devices & Software

Live Verified devices & software are integrated with YouTube Live — just look for the YouTube logo in the software and log in with your Google Account. Your encoder will be automatically set up for use with YouTube and you’ll be ready to start streaming!

Mobile Live

Record and stream from the YouTube app. Note: For YouTube live on mobile, your channels must have over 100 subscribers

Mobile Capture

Record and stream from the YouTube Gaming app.

Windows, MacMirror your mobile device to YouTube.
Elgato Game Capture HD60
Windows, MacRecord and stream your Xbox, PlayStation, or Wii U gameplay.
Epiphan Webcaster X2
Any HDMI deviceCreate professional live streams from your HDMI camera, mixer, console, or other device with this compact hardware encoder. Connect your USB camera for live switching and picture in picture layouts.
Windows, MacGaming-focused, professional production software. Templates, dynamic production capabilities, widgets and more.
Wirecast Go
iOS (Free with in-app purchases)Produce live broadcasts from your iPhone.
Wirecast Play
Windows, Mac (Free version available!)Everything you need to stream live video from your desktop to the world.
XSplit Broadcaster
Windows (Free version available!)Revolutionary audio/video mixing application that allows you to create professional live broadcasts and video recordings.
XSplit Gamecaster
Windows (Free version available!)The easiest way to stream and record your greatest gaming moments at the click of a button. Perfect for sharing your gameplay.

The products listed above meet the YouTube Live Verified criteria. With the exception of Mobile Live and Mobile Capture, none of these products are made by Google. Make sure to evaluate the products and decide which option makes most sense for you or your business.

Other Encoders

Looking for open source options?Try Open Broadcaster Software. Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.


Source Youtube

The Essentials For Any Streamer!!

Brio 4K Webcam
Yeti Microphone
Ring Light

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