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I need to embed a live stream, but Creator Studio Classic states "you cannot embed live streams." I have linked an AdSense account. I manage other channels as well, and this was previously all I needed to do to enable live stream embedding. What other steps need to happen to enable embedding now?
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Hi Tim Gales: if the Features tab of your YouTube channel says that you need to link an AdSense account to embed live streams, that is what you need to do. 
 
To link AdSense to your channel, it has to be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program. That is at least 1000 subscribers and at least 4000 hours watch time in the past year. 
 
Older channels were able to enable live stream embedding without linking AdSense, but that changed a while back.
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Thank you for the reply PeggyK. Here's a screen capture from the advanced settings of the channel showing the Google Ads account linking. If there's something else that needs to happen can you provide more details? Even with this Google Ads account linked to my channel I get the "You cannot embed live streams" message.
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Tim: Google Ads is not the same thing as AdSense. 

Google Ads let you, the advertiser, pay for your ads to appear on other people's websites or YouTube channels.  You pay Google.

AdSense, lets you, the publisher, monetize your content by running ads. Most of those ads are paid for by advertisers who placed ads via Google Ads.  Google pays you.

So, what is required is that AdSense be linked to your YouTube channel. 

Currently the only way you can connect an AdSense account is when your channel becomes eligible for the YouTube Partner Program. That requires at least 1000 subscribers, and at least 4000 hours watch time in the previous year. 

You can check your channel's monetization status at https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC/monetization
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Thanks again for trying to help me PeggyK. I manage four YouTube channels for different ski areas. None of them has more than 1,000 subscribers or 4,000 hours of watch time, and none of them are eligible for monetization yet. Three of them can embed live videos without this though:

This new channel seems different. The monetization status on the features page shows "eligible" instead of "Not Enabled," and though the Embed live streams feature shows "eligible," there seems to be no way to enable it. Did something change recently and the older channels are grandfathered or something?

Or does that "Application submitted and in review" indicate something important? There's no way this channel will get to 1,000 subscribers any time soon, and it's frustrating that our other channels are already embedding live video without meeting this threshold but this channel can't seem to.
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Tim it seems that the adsense restriction is for new accounts, not sure how new they have to be, but older accounts do not get that restriction. Hypno mentioned it in another thread I was in where this issue came up. 

On the account where it is not allowing embedding of livestreams does it show "Partner verified" or just "Verified"?
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There may not be an AdSense-linking requirement on established channels. New channels will see that requirement. YouTube hasn't provided any additional information about this. My impression is that if you keep the channel in good standing, it may eventually no longer need to link AdSense to enable live stream embedding.
 
Note that it doesn't make a difference whether the channel is "Verified" or "Partner Verified". 
I have a channel that has live stream embedding enabled that was created in 2017, has one unlisted upload, no subscribers and is just "Verified". 
 
"Application submitted and in review" indicate something important? 
That likely means your channel was monetized or was under review for monetization when the eligibility requirements changed.
 
 
 
 
 
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OK, guys, suppose that I am not interested in monetization, but I need an option to embed the live stream on my own page. So, is it somehow possible? What are the conditions?

My account is verified and the option for Embed live streams is Eligible. How can I have it enabled?
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i really need support please help
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Jerzy Michalczyk: right now the only options from YouTube are 1) have your channel reach the eligibility requirements for the YouTube Partner Program, and then link AdSense. You don't have to actually monetize any videos.  2) if you just wait long enough, and keep you channel in good standing, you may eventually be able to embed without linking AdSense. However, there isn't any specific amount of time that takes.
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Is there any indications on why YouTube has setup this policy? I'm able to stream, I'm able to upload videos and I'm able to embed videos on my own site, but I can't stream a video to my own site.

I understand there may not be a better answer, but the advice "just wait long enough, and you may eventually be able to embed" is not super helpful.
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Hi everyone, I don't want to monetize or have ads on my channel. Why do I need an AdSense account just to embed live a live stream on my own site? I tried applying for an AdSense account but it keeps getting denied due to "Valuable Inventory: Scraped content" due it the site starting from a template that had text with the same text as other sites use (at least that is what I assume). We have rewritten/removed everything but it still keeps getting denied with absolutely no useful info on what/where it is finding. Support pages have been useless and there is no way to contact AdSense or YouTube directly unless you have 1000000 subscribers or high ad revenue. I am hoping someone here can provide some help on where to start. Please?
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YouTube has not shared why they have this requirement in place. I don't believe it has to do with resources, as playing an embedded video isn't likely to be more resource intensive that playing it on a video watch page. 
 
I suspect it has to do more with preventing some sort of spam or abuse using this option. Which is why it would be available to established channels in good standing. 
 
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What would count as an established channel? An old one? How old then? Is it about when you verified the account?

Isn't the whole verification of the account meant as an antispam method given the limit on the number of accounts that can be verified per phone number? Doubling down on the antispam methods harms the innocent more as spammers are professions at getting round pretty much every spam method around, they even have found glitches in games that allow them to have flying spam that took a whole for Blizzard to sort out in WoW.
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The bottom line is that if you see on your channel's Features page that you need to associate an AdSense account to be able to embed live streams, then that's what you need to do. 
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This is Frustrating.  We are a small Church and need to Stream services for the elderly during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  They are already familiar with our website and would like for them to simply watch our services on the website.  It's not like we have a way to physically show them how to go to YouTube and find our site to watch, setup a youtube acct so they can subscribe and be notified (notified on what if they don't have email) etc.

We are simply looking to spread our Church Services to our elderly community that cannot get out.
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AMC Greek Orthodox Church: Right now I think your best solution is to provide a prominent link to the live stream video on your website.  You could even make a clickable image that links to the video. 
 
Please also do send feedback directly to YouTube with the same information you posted here. 
How to send feedback to YouTube: 
 
YouTube doesn't usually respond to feedback, but they do read it.
 
 
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AMC:  Did you ever find a work-around for this?  We are literally in the same boat as you.
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Hello creator I got more than 1,000 Subscribers but cannot live stream please allow me thanks advance
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Many people are in the same boat on this issue.  I have had a ticket open with 2nd level engineers on this for two weeks providing info/screenshots between a channel that works and a channel that does not work for embedding livestream (same issue as everyone else, Eligible but not Enabled)

All the comments about adsense, 1000 subscribers, etc is NOT the answer.  The channel of mine that does not work

1) Is part of Google /Youtube Nonprofits, which gives you a bump without needing all the subscribers.
2) Has a linked and working adsense account
3) Is in good standing

Form the engineers at Google/Youtube
1) Do not need 1000 subscribers or watch time
2) Do not need the adsense account
3) Final message just the other day from them (4/29/2020)
"I received an update from our internal team and basing from their review, your channel is fairly new and you might not have an access to the said features yet. Unfortunately, we don't have a timeline on when this will be enabled, but it should be automatically enabled by our system."

The last is a true statement, this channel is a little over 30 days old.  Compared to my other channels that are over a year old and work, looks like it is just a waiting game and not sure how long it will take. UGH :(
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Probably there is no any workaround. I know that not everyone experience the issue with live stream embeding. No idea what is YT politic in this matter. No support from them as well.
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