How to Live Stream on YouTube (Simple Steps)

Want to start a live stream on YouTube, but have no idea? If you have such problems, you will get help on this post. Here we are going to provide a detailed tutorial to teach you how to live stream on YouTube

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Jane Zhou Updated on Nov 28, 2022| min read

Nowadays, more and more people gradually start YouTube live streams to share their thoughts and host a live charity event, or press conference, as the creator and viewers can chat in real-time, and let the audiences interact with the creator in an unedited way. However, starting a YouTube live stream is a little complex, especially for the novices. Given that, here, we prepare a detailed tutorial on this page, and walk you through the steps to live stream on YouTube.

Preparation before Starting Live Stream on YouTube

As we said before, starting a live stream on YouTube is a little bit complex. For a good result, you need to prepare something before starting a YouTube live stream, as below:

#1. Enable Live Stream on YouTube

First, you need to enable the live stream on YouTube. Just the check the following steps:

Step 1. Go to YouTube, and click "Create" > "Go Live" on the top right.

Enable YouTube live stream

Step 2. Follow the prompts to verify your YouTube account. All you need to do is to select your country, enter your phone number, and punch the verification code you get.

It will take up to 24 hours to enable your YouTube channel for the first time. So you'd better enable live stream if you plan to go live soon.

#2. Prepare Proper Recording Equipment

We all know that the recording equipment will affect the quality of your YouTube live stream. So, the second thing you need to check before starting YouTube live stream is to prepare the proper microphone and webcam.

Webcam: An excellent HD camera is necessary for live streams, if you want to create high-quality and professional content. Besides, you need to make sure to make the camera steady.

Microphone: Connect your external microphone to your computer or mobile device. Avoid using the built-in mic, as it might cause much background noise while streaming.

How to Live Stream on YouTube

When you get ready, you can start your first YouTube live stream. Generally, there are two ways to live stream on YouTube: one is to use the computer, and the other one is your mobile phone.

#1. Livestream on YouTube with Webcam from the Web Browser

The easiest way to YouTube live stream is to use a webcam from your web browser. If all you want to do is to share your thoughts and engage with your audience in real-time, you can opt for this method.

Step 1. Go to YouTube, and log into your YouTube account.

Step 2. Click "Create a video or post" > "Go Live", next, you can select the time to start a live stream.

Step 3. Select the webcam you want to use in the live stream. If prompted, you need to give YouTube and your browser any required permissions.

How to live stream on YouTube

Step 4. Then, enter a title and description to set up your video. Once done, hit the "Next" and "Go live" buttons to start your live stream on YouTube.

#2. Livestream on YouTube with Mobile Phone

If you want to live stream in the open air, you can choose to use your mobile phone. However, there is a limit for live streaming on mobile devices, and that is there must be at least 50 subscribers on your YouTube channel.

Step 1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android, then press the "+" icon.

Step 2. Next, hit "Go live" and give all the permissions YouTube needs for live streaming.

Step 3. Set a title for your stream, and adjust the settings as you like. Don't forget to take a picture for your live stream.

Step 4. You can start your own YouTube live stream when you finish all the things.

How to Record YouTube Live Stream on Windows/Mac

Sometimes, you may want to save some interesting YouTube live streaming for later watching. At that time, the quickest way is to use some excellent video recording software to capture it. And EaseUS RecExperts is such an outstanding tool.

Compatible with Windows and macOS, this free video recording software lets you capture anything on your PC or Mac screen with simple clicks, including live streams, movies, online meetings, gameplay, etc. All you need to do is to select the recording area and audio source, then you can start recording with this live screen recorder quickly. Last but not least, you can enjoy some editing tools after recording.

Here's how to record YouTube live stream:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". To get a better experience, we suggest you choose recording the full screen.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. Mostly, you will need to record the system sound when recording a video. Just click on the speak sign to select it. You can also tick the "Record silently" function, so that the recording process will be muted without muting the recorded video.

Record Silently

Step 3. After these settings, you can press the red "REC" button to start recording. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, the recording list window will open. Here you can view, split, delete, manage your recorded videos.

Recording List Window

Final Words

This post shows almost all aspects of YouTube live streaming, like how to live stream on YouTube, how to record YouTube live stream, etc. If you get help from this article, you can share it with your friends!

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses

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