Restrictions on live streaming

Your channel's live streaming ability will be automatically disabled for any of the following reasons:

Live stream restrictions last for 90 days or until the associated issue(s) are resolved. You can check your channel's access to live streaming here. To see which of these issues is affecting your access to live streaming, you can check your channel's events page. Live matches to other live content cannot be appealed, so please stream carefully.

Note: If your content hasn’t met our Community Guidelines in the past, we reserve the right to limit access to certain features. For example, features such as live streaming, live chat, or comments may be restricted.


It is against Terms of Use to include third-party advertisements in live streams. This includes burned-in commercials (for example, video content from a television feed).

All content in live streams must adhere to our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. If you suggest that you will live stream content that violates our Community Guidelines, we may age-restrict or remove your live stream. YouTube also reserves the right to restrict a creator's ability to live stream at its discretion.

If your live stream is restricted, you may also get a strike on your account, which will prevent you from live streaming for three months. If your account has been restricted from live streaming, you are prohibited from using another channel to live stream on YouTube. This applies for as long as the restriction remains active on your account. Violation of this restriction is considered circumvention under our Terms of Service and may result in termination of your account. 

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