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How to Live Stream on YouTube (Simple Steps)

Jane Zhou Updated on May 20, 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 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 on your computer. The first option, "Full Screen", can help you capture everything on your screen. If you play the streaming video in full-screen mode, this is suitable for you.

main interface

Step 2. If you play the streaming video in a window, it would be better to select the "Region" option to record only the specific area.

Set the area of the recording screen

Step 3. Ensure that you are in "Region" mode. Then, click on the button in the bottom right-hand corner to select a suitable sound source and adjust the volume. After that, click on the "REC" button to start recording.

select recording area and audio

Step 4. There will be a floating toolbar on your screen when you are recording the video. The two buttons on it can help you pause or stop the recording.

Record streaming video

Step 5. If you click on the red stop button, the recording will be ended, and the captured video will be saved on your computer. When the built-in media player pops up, you can view the recording and use tools to trim it, extract audio from it, or add an opening and ending part.

Record streaming video on Windows 10

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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About the Author

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 are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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