So you want to be the next rising YouTube star? YouTube has made it possible for live streamers to get on board their biggest video-sharing platform. XSplit Broadcaster will power your live interaction with your subscribers and here, we’ll show you how.
Before you get started, you will need to enable YouTube Live streaming. Confirm that your channel is verified and that you have no live stream restriction in the last 90 days.
For more information on how to enable live streaming, refer to this guide.
When launching XSplit Broadcaster for the first time, you'll be asked to Sign In or Sign Up for an XSplit account to use the app. Click the Sign In button if you've already created an account.
Once you've clicked sign in, the app will use your browser to authenticate your XSplit account so make sure that it is logged in on our browser site.
Now, you’ll be brought to the main XSplit Broadcaster window. Here, you can add sources, which are anything that you want to present in your stream or recording such as your game, overlays, or Twitch widgets. You can learn more about adding Sources by clicking here.
Before we set up your YouTube Live broadcast on XSplit Broadcaster, you will need to enable the live streaming option in your YouTube channel first. Enabling this for the first time will require a 24-hour wait period before you can start.
If you have done that already, let’s now set up your YouTube output! Go to the Broadcast menu and select YouTube to configure it.
You’re now ready to start a stream. Go on the Broadcast menu and select your created YouTube output.
Starting the output will open YouTube's Broadcast Details. This will let you fill in your live post details such as title, description, tags, and privacy.
ID For your YouTube ID, click the Authorize button to register this detail.
Live Event Set how you want to go live whether to stream now, new live event or scheduled live.
Title Set a title that will appear on your livestream and archived video.
Description Set a description for your livestream and archived video.
Tags Add tags to help users search for your livestream and archived video.
Category Set the category of your livestream for organization and target audience.
Privacy Choose whether the livestream is publicly visible, unlisted or private.
Schedule Displays the details of your scheduled live event.
Latency Set whether the livestream is in normal, low, or ultra low-latency. Latency determines the amount of time before the the video appears on the YouTube livestream.
Enable DVR Enable YouTube’s DVR feature that allows viewers to pause, rewind, and play from any point in your live event.
Use backup server Choose to stream to the backup server in case you are experiencing issues with the default one.
Enable 360 video Enable 360 video will allow viewers to explore your 360 video in all directions. Low-latency is not supported for 360 video.
Manual Transition Enable Manual Transition to control the status of your broadcast from the YouTube Live Control Panel.
Click Start broadcast to go live.
Alternatively, you can also start your stream by clicking on the Stream button at the top bar section of Broadcaster.
A red status bar should appear at the top of the XSplit Broadcaster application window showing that you’re broadcasting live.
A Scheduled Stream for YouTube Live can be used to generate anticipation and hype for your audience or for testing recurring programmed content.
Click here to learn how you can set up and start streaming to YouTube with a Scheduled Stream.