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  • Capture a full or a certain area from the screen
  • Record audio like system sound, microphone, or both
  • Record zoom meetings, YouTube videos, live streams, etc.

How to Record YouTube Live Stream on Window/Mac/Android/iPhone

In recent years, live video streaming has been pushed on its climax around the whole internet world. YouTube Live is one of the most popular live streaming platform that enables users to stream an event, teach a class, or host a workshop. 

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While these amazing moments last temporarily on your screen, you may wonder if there are some tools to record YouTube Live stream. The answer is "Absolutely yes.". In this article, we will offer 5 tools to record YouTube Live stream on various devices, like Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone.

Part 1. How to Record YouTube Live Stream on Windows

Firstly, we will recommend Windows users with two useful software to assist you to record stream video on YouTube as well as the detailed steps to finish this task.

1. Record YouTube Live Stream via EaseUS RecExperts

When it comes to record stream on your computer, our first recommendation is EaseUS RecExperts. This streaming video recorder enables you to record audio and video at the same time when you are watching a stream. After recording, you can export your videos in many file formats, like MP4, MOV, GIF and many more. With this tool, you can easily record the YouTube Live stream in a high resolution. And this software is compatible with Windows 7/8.1/10. 


  • Record stream video for free
  • Various screen recording features, like adding arrows, shapes and text on your recordings
  • Record screen, system audio, microphone sound and webcam at the same time
  • Support to schedule recording that can start and stop recording YouTube Live stream automatically
  • Save your recordings on your computer or share them on social platforms like Vimeo and YouTube

Open your YouTube Live stream and follow the steps below to start to record YouTube Live stream with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Open the web page that contains the video that you want to capture. Then launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer and click "Record Screen". 

Open EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click "Full" and choose the "Select region" option to adjust the area of the screen that you want to record. After that, click "Microphone" to select the "System sound" option. 

If you need to leave your computer for a while, you can use the capture timer and the program will stop grabbing the video at the designed time. Just click on the "Task Scheduler(OFF)" button to set the start and stop time.

Set the area of the recording screen

Step 3. Once done, click on the "REC" button to start the recording. While recording the video, you can use the take screenshots, add texts, and highlight the important part of the video. If you like, you also can add arrows, numbering, and something else to your video.

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Step 4. Once you have captured the video from the web page, click the "Stop" button. The recorded video will be immediately saved to your computer. Then right-click on the recorded video on the Video list. You can choose to preview, compress, edit, or upload the video directly to sharing media sites like YouTube.

Record streaming video on Windows 10

2. Record YouTube Live Stream with VLC

VLC is not only a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player but also a wonderful screen recorder that enables you to record live stream videos on your YouTube for free. This tool is compatible with most computer OS, including Windows. Therefore, it is a good option for Windows users as well.

Here's the tutorial to record YouTube Live stream on Windows via VLC.

Step 1. Open your YouTube Live stream and copy the URL where you want to record videos from.

Step 2. Open VLC and go "Media" > "Open Network Stream" on the left-top corner.

use vlc to record YouTube Live stream

Step 3. A new window will pop out. On the "Network" tab, paste the URL from YouTube Live, then click "Play".

record youtube streaming video with vlc

Step 4. Click the red "Record" button to start and stop capturing the YouTube Live stream.

Step 5. When you finish recording, you can choose the "Media" button and click on the "Open Recent Media" button to watch the YouTube streaming video on your computer offline.

Part 2. How to Capture YouTube Live Stream on Mac

If you have the need to record YouTube Live stream on a Mac computer, we suggest you use a free software named OBS. This tool is famous as a free and open source screen recorder for video recording and live streaming that applies to Windows, Mac and Linux. It supports the high performance of real-time video and audio capturing. To record a YouTube Live stream on Mac, OBS is a good choice to make things easier and faster.

use obs to capture YouTube Live stream

Here are steps to capture YouTube Live stream with OBS.

Step 1. Download and launch OBS Studio. Navigate to "Settings" to choose a directory to store your live stream recordings.

Step 2. GO back to the main window and right-click "Sources". Open YouTube Live stream that you want to record.

Step 3. After that, place your cursor over "Add" and add either Monitor Capture or Window Capture to your sources.

Step 4. Click on the "Start Recording" button to begin capturing YouTube Live streams on your screen. When it is done, click "Stop Recording".

Part 3. How to Record YouTube Live Video on Android

If you are using an Android mobile phone to watch YouTube Live stream and you want to capture your screen easily, we suggest AZ Screen Recorder is a good choice. With a ton of features like screen capture, screen video recorder, video editor, live stream screen, this screen recording app provides you an easy way to record YouTube Live stream.

capture streaming YouTube video on Android

Let's check the steps to capture streaming YouTube videos on Android with this app.

Step 1. Run YouTube and open the live stream that you want to record.

Step 2. Launch AZ Screen Recorder, click the "Recording" button and choose the "START NOW" option on a new window.

Step 3. When you need to pause or stop recording, you can pull down the window on the top of your screen and tap the relavant buttons.

Step 4. The recorded YouTube Live stream videos will be displayed on the top of your screen.

Part 4. How to Capture YouTube Live Stream Video on iPhone

iPhone users are allowed to record screen with the embedded function "Screen Recording". So you can record a YouTube Live stream on your iPhone without downloading any application. All you need to do is just a few clicks on your screen.

record YouTube Live stream on iPhone

Follow the guide below to record YouTube Live stream on your iPhone.

Step 1. Go to "Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls" on your iPhone, then tap the "+" sign next to "Screen Recording".

Step 2. Open the YouTube Live stream that you want to capture and then swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen. (On iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.)

Step 3. Press the concentric circle symbol to start recording your screen. And if you want to stop recording, swipe up from the bottom edge and hit the button again.

Step 4. Your recording files will be saved on the "Photos" of your iPhone.


To wrap up, 5 methods to record YouTube Live stream on different devices are covered in this post. You can choose any of them in accordance with your actual situation. As for those who want to record YouTube Live stream on a Windows computer, we highly recommend EaseUS RecExperts since it enjoys most features that you desire. This software allows you to download it and have a try.

FAQs About YouTube Live Stream

In this part, we collect several questions that are relevant to record a YouTube Live stream and offer answers respectively. We hope they can benefit you more or less.

1. How do I record a live video on YouTube?

To record a live video on YouTube, you can use EaseUS RecExperts with the following steps:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 2. Open the YouTube Live that you want to capture.

Step 3. Go back to EaseUS RecExperts and click "Custom" to select a screen area to record.

Step 4. Click "Microphone", and choose to record system sound.

Step 5. Click "REC" to start and stop recording.

2. How long can I live stream on YouTube?

There is no duration limit for streaming a live to YouTube. The only limitation is for the live stream recording on YouTube itself. When you live stream, a public single archive will be generated for up to 12 hours.

3. Can you have a private YouTube Live stream?

The answer is YES. YouTube has 3 different options for live streaming - Public, Private, and Unlisted. YouTube's Private streaming allows you to share your video with 50 different people at once. Private videos will not appear in any of the search results or video recommendations.

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