With over 2 billion users, YouTube is the biggest video viewing platform in the world. There are multiple reasons for streaming to YouTube, which we cover in more detail in our blog here. It's an absolute must-have for anyone thinking of live streaming!
With Restream you don't have to choose the platform where you would like to stream to, just stream to all of them at once! This will help you boost reach and engagement.
Important: To ensure the quality of your streams, please check the settings recommended by YouTube depending on your stream's resolution and fps. You can read more here.
Automatic Setup of YouTube Events
1. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the "Add destination" button.
2. Choose the YouTube icon and choose whether you want to connect your YouTube channel or a specific YouTube event that you have previously set up.
3. Select your YouTube account from the Authorisation Page.
Tip: If you have multiple Gmail accounts, please choose the one that corresponds to your active YouTube channel! A Gmail account does not guarantee that you have a YouTube channel associated with it. Our system may give you an error if you connect an incorrect account or you may not be able to start/see your stream later.
Please make sure streaming is enabled for your YouTube account - you can check that here. Note that it takes approximately 24 hours after you verify your phone number for YouTube to fully activate your channel for live streaming.
4. Click “Allow” from the YouTube Events Authorisation Page.
5. You will then be redirected back to the Restream dashboard. If you chose to connect your channel, it will automatically be added to your list of destinations. If you chose to connect to a specific event, you'll see a list of your channel's events to select from as shown below.
You can also check out this guide about connecting to specific YouTube events.
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