A guide on How to stream on YouTube

Whether you’re a gamer, a musician, or looking to share your thoughts and experiences with the world, you might be wondering how to stream on YouTube. Live streaming on YouTube can be a fun and rewarding way to connect with your audience in real time. So if you’re interested in learning how to stream on YouTube, this step-by-step will get you started:

  1. Set up your YouTube channel
  2. Install streaming software
  3. Connect your YouTube channel to your streaming software
  4. Set up your stream
  5. Start streaming!

1. Set up your YouTube channel

Before you can start streaming on YouTube, you’ll need to have a channel set up. If you don’t already have one, you can create one by following these steps:

  • Go to YouTube and sign in with your Google account.
  • Click on the three lines in the top left corner and select “My channel” from the menu.
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select “Channel settings” from the menu.
  • Fill out the necessary information, such as your channel name and description, and click “Done”.

After you’ve completed these steps, you’ll have a new YouTube channel that you can use to start streaming.

2. Install streaming software

There are many different streaming software options available but our recommendations are OBS Studio, and Streamlabs Desktop. These programs allow you to capture and stream video from your computer, as well as add overlays, alerts, and other features to your stream. If you’re looking for complete control and freedom of your content, we recommend OBS Studio. If you’re just getting started (and don’t mind some fed Choose the software that best fits your needs and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.

3. Connect your YouTube channel to your streaming software

Next, you’ll need to connect your YouTube channel to your streaming software. To do this, you’ll need to find your streaming key in your YouTube channel settings. Here’s how:

  • Go to your YouTube channel and click on the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Select “Creator Studio”
  • Click on the “Live streaming” tab on the left side of the screen
  • Click on the “Stream” tab
  • Click on the “Show” button next to the “Stream key” field
  • Copy the stream key that appears

Then, in your streaming software, you’ll need to paste the stream key into the appropriate field. Consult the documentation for your specific software to find out how to do this.

4. Set up your stream

Now it’s time to set up your stream. In your streaming software, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Set up the source for your video and audio. This could be a webcam and microphone that you have connected to your computer, or it could be a device such as a digital camera or a game console.
  • Once you have chosen your video and audio source, you can add any overlays or alerts that you want to include in your stream. Overlays are graphical elements that are displayed on top of your video, such as a logo or a banner. Alerts are notifications that pop up on screen during your stream, such as a donation alert or a subscriber notification.
  • Next, you’ll need to set up your stream settings, such as the title and description of your stream. This will help viewers understand what your stream is about and what they can expect to see.
  • Finally, it’s a good idea to preview your stream to make sure everything is working correctly. This will allow you to see how your stream looks and sounds before you go live, and make any necessary adjustments.

5. Start streaming!

When you’re ready to start streaming, you’ll need to use your streaming software to begin the process. This usually involves clicking a button labeled “Start streaming” or something similar. Once you click this button, your stream will go live on YouTube, or whichever platform you are using to stream.

Be sure to keep an eye on the chat and any other interactions from your viewers. This can help you gauge how your stream is going, and allow you to make any necessary adjustments to improve the experience for your audience.

When you’re ready to end your stream, click the “Stop streaming” button in your software. This will end the stream on YouTube and save a recorded version of the stream to your channel.

We hope you’ve found success and learned how to stream on YouTube. Join us in Discord for technical help and to discuss your streaming journey and find like minded people.