Customize your Premiere

You can get the most from a Premiere by customizing it. Choose a different countdown theme, monetize your Premiere, or show a trailer.

Choose a countdown theme

Two minutes before your Premiere starts, you and your viewers will see a live video counting down to when your video Premieres. You can choose from a list of countdown themes. 

  1. From YouTube Studio, upload a video.
  2. From the “Visibility” step, schedule your upload as a Premiere.
  3. Click Set up Premiere.
  4. Under “Select countdown theme,” choose a countdown timer.

Show a trailer

Get your live audience excited about your upcoming video by showing a trailer of it on the Premiere page. Your trailer will play for viewers on the watch page before the Premiere starts.

  1. Upload your trailer to your YouTube channel like you would with a regular upload.
  2. From YouTube Studio, upload the video you want to premiere.
  3. From the “Visibility” step, schedule as a Premiere.
  4. Click Set up Premiere.
  5. Under “Add a trailer,” click Add and select your trailer.

This feature is available to creators that have more than 1,000 subscribers and no Community Guideline strikes

  • Video type: Use any YouTube supported video type.
  • Video length: 15 seconds – 3 minutes.
  • Aspect ratio and resolution: We recommend the same aspect ratio and resolution as the Premiering video.
  • Audio and video rights: Make sure that the trailer does not infringe on other content.
  • Make sure there’s no content that will violate our Community Guidelines.
  • Cannot be a previously premiered video.

Monetize your Premiere

There are a few ways you can earn money from premiering your video:


If your channel is eligible for Advertising revenue, you can turn on ads to serve pre-rolls during the Premiere. Mid-roll and post-roll ads are not available during the Premiere.

Once the Premiere is over, we follow your channel’s upload default settings for ads.

Learn how to turn on ads for your video or how to change your upload default settings.

Super Chat & Super Stickers

Super Chat and Super Stickers are ways to connect fans with creators during live chat. Viewers can purchase Super Chats to highlight their message within live chat. You can turn on Super Chat & Super Stickers for viewers before and during the Premiere.

Find out if you’re eligible for Super Chat and Super Stickers.

Channel memberships

If eligible, you can take advantage of channel membership perks like a members-only chat. You'll also get perks like custom emoji's and loyalty badges.

Learn more about channel memberships.

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