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Livestream Games with YouTube

YouTube allows for livestreaming via a camera or a mobile device. Be sure to choose the best option for your organization.

For any YouTube account related issues please contact YouTube support.

Livestream from a Camera

Follow these steps to learn how to set up your YouTube livestream.

Livestream from a Mobile Device


In order to livestream on mobile, you’ll need to meet the following YouTube requirements:

  • At least 1,000 subscribers. Once your account reaches 1,000 subscribers, you may have to wait to gain access to mobile livestreaming.
  • No livestreaming restrictions on your channel within the last 90 days.
  • Be sure to verify your channel at least 24 hours before your first livestreamed event.
  • Record with an iOS 8 device or newer.

Game Time

  1. Open the YouTube app on your iOS device.
  2. From the top right, tap Capture and then Go live.
    If this is your first mobile livestream, enabling your stream may take up to 24 hours. Once enabled, you can livestream instantly
  3. Follow the prompts to create a livestream, or to schedule for later, tap More options.
  4. Tap Go live.
  5. To end your livestream, tap Finish. An archive of the livestream will be created on your channel, and you can edit the privacy setting or delete the archive.


  1. Log in to your YouTube account from a computer and select Videos from the menu on the left.
  2. Hover over the video you’d like to download and select Menu, then Download.
  3. Once the video has downloaded from YouTube, upload it to Hudl by following these steps.

YouTube also supports livestreaming through external video and audio hardware. Click here to learn more.