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Introduction to live streaming

You can reach your audience live by taking advantage of live streaming on YouTube.

Before you get started with your live stream you need to do a few things:

  1. Confirm that your channel is verified and that you have no live stream restrictions in the last 90 days.
  2. Enable live streaming from Creator Studio tools --> Live Streaming.

Start streaming

Once your channel is enabled, you have two options to start your live stream:

  • Stream now is a quick and easy way to go live. Start sending content and we'll automatically start and stop the stream for you at the right time.
  • Events gives you greater control of the live stream. You can preview before you go live, you have backup redundancy streams, and you can start and stop the stream when you want.
If you want to embed your live stream on a site, make sure you have an approved AdSense account linked to your YouTube account.

Learn more about setting up a live stream.

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