Connect YouTube to Restream

Learn how to connect YouTube to Restream and start a stream on YouTube without creating an event beforehand.

Updated over a week ago

With over 2 billion users, YouTube is the biggest video-viewing platform in the world and an absolute must-have for anyone thinking of live streaming!


  • YouTube has fewer limitations than other platforms. Make sure you choose a quality that will result in a reliable stream based on your Internet connection.

  • You can check the best settings for YouTube here.

  • 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 activate your live streaming channel fully.

How to connect YouTube to Restream

  1. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the "Add destination" button.

  2. Click the YouTube icon and choose whether you want to connect your YouTube channel or a specific YouTube event.

  3. Select your YouTube account from the Authorisation Page and click "Allow".

    Connect YouTube to Restream

  4. You will then be redirected back to the Restream dashboard.

    • If you connect your channel, it will automatically be added to your list of destinations.

    • If you connect to a specific event, you'll see a list of your channel's events.

You are now ready to go live using Restream Studio or your Streaming Software!

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.

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