Mobile live streaming on YouTube feels as though it has been in the works for ages, but this year the functionality finally starting rolling out to creators. Back in February, YouTube opened up the feature to anyone with over 10,000 subscribers, but as of today, it has officially lowered that barrier.
Starting today, any creator with over 1,000 subscribers on their channel can live stream from their Android or iOS smartphone or tablet directly to their audience.
Mobile live streaming is pretty simple. It’s built directly into the standard YouTube app, allowing users to start up a stream in just a matter of seconds without needing to download another application. Creators can simply set a title, create a quick thumbnail, and go live to their fans. Better yet, live streams can still make money and be placed into playlists. Live streaming from the YouTube app also allows creators to use YouTube’s “Super Chat” function which lets fans donate money to creators to have their comments featured.
Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live! Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorized use. Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love.
Via: The Verge