Live streaming on YouTube

Live streaming on YouTube

YouTube Live is a fast, powerful way to connect with your audience in the moment, and grow your channel. You can use live streaming to share experiences and unscripted responses to events, news, and even unboxings. The YouTube Live dashboard gives you instant analytics and offers tools, like chat, that let your audience communicate with you (and each other) while live.

You’ll learn how YouTube Live can complement your day-to-day programming:

  • There are many creative approaches when you live stream to draw your viewer in. You can easily share unfiltered moments, emotional reactions, and even behind-the-scenes events.
  • There’s no post-production (unless you plan on trimming or making a new video) -- making it a great way to make videos when you don’t have a lot time.
  • You can also stream on mobile when you’re on-the-go or with the latest technology; low latency, high definition up to 4K, and even 360-degree live video.
  • All of your videos, live and videos-on-demand (VOD), have one unified home on YouTube. Live streamed videos are automatically added to your channel just like an upload.
  • Your audience can participate and help guide the stream from live chat and use moderation tools to foster a friendly community.

YouTube Live is a fast, powerful way to connect with your audience in the moment, and grow your channel. You can use live streaming to share experiences and unscripted responses to events, news, and even unboxings. The YouTube Live dashboard gives you instant analytics and offers tools, like chat, that let your audience communicate with you (and each other) while live.

You’ll learn how YouTube Live can complement your day-to-day programming:

  • There are many creative approaches when you live stream to draw your viewer in. You can easily share unfiltered moments, emotional reactions, and even behind-the-scenes events.
  • There’s no post-production (unless you plan on trimming or making a new video) -- making it a great way to make videos when you don’t have a lot time.
  • You can also stream on mobile when you’re on-the-go or with the latest technology; low latency, high definition up to 4K, and even 360-degree live video.
  • All of your videos, live and videos-on-demand (VOD), have one unified home on YouTube. Live streamed videos are automatically added to your channel just like an upload.
  • Your audience can participate and help guide the stream from live chat and use moderation tools to foster a friendly community.
  1. Plan your live stream content and discovery

    Ready? Set up your live stream for success with tips on how to create a solid plan around your programming strategy, using engaging creative approaches, and getting your live stream discovered.

  2. Manage and analyze your live stream

    Go stream! Learn how to engage your audience during a live stream using chat and earn revenue from your stream. You’ll also get tools to see how well your stream performs during and after.

  3. Get ready to live stream on YouTube

    Get set! Once your pre-production is set, see which type of live stream production option is right for you and get tips on how to make your production a success.