How to use YouTube Live Redirect

You can send your live stream’s viewers to a Premiere to build excitement. Or send them to another channel’s live stream to help other creators grow.

Once your live stream ends, autoplay will move your viewers to the Premiere or live stream of your choice.

Note: To redirect your viewers to another channel’s live stream, that channel needs to give you permission from YouTube Studio. Learn more.

Live Redirect

Redirect your live stream viewers

  1. Create a live stream.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Click Customization.
  4. Under “Redirect,” click Add.
  5. Choose a Premiere or search for another channel’s live stream.
  6. When your live stream ends, you’ll see a confirmation saying your viewers will be redirected.

Redirect your Premiere viewers

  1. Go to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left, click Videos.
  3. Under “Where to redirect viewers,” click Select.
  4. Choose another Premiere or search for another channel’s live stream.
  5. When your Premiere ends, your viewers will be redirected.

Change who can redirect to you

Important: We've run into a technical issue with Live Redirect, so we're temporarily removing the "subscribers only" redirect setting while we work on a fix. Learn more.

If a channel was approved to redirect to you by the “subscribers only” setting and they set up a redirect, that redirect will still happen, even if they’re not on your “Approved live redirects” list.

  1. Go to YouTube Studio.
  2. From the left, click Settings and then Community.
  3. Uncheck the option to allow redirects from channels that you are subscribed to.
  4. Under “Approved live redirects,” enter a channel.
  5. Click Save.

Eligibility

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

Tips

  • Set up your Premiere before setting up your live stream.
  • Remember to tell your audience that when the live stream ends, wait for ~2 seconds for their screens to reload to the Premiere.
  • Pin a live chat message on your Premiere watch page that directs viewers to your live stream.
  • Allow other Streamers to redirect to your live stream. Learn more.
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