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.


If you’re a Hudl Focus user, fol­low these sim­pli­fied steps to stream to YouTube. Otherwise, we rec­om­mend using your stan­dard record­ing work­flow in addi­tion to the livestream­ing ser­vice of your choice. 

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.