How to get up and running with Youtube Live Streaming.

Things to know

  • The features "Live Streaming" and "Embed Live Streams" both need to be enabled in youtube.com/features (follow the instructions there)

  • If you have a newer YouTube channel then you may not be able to enable the "Embed Live Streams" feature for a while. YouTube recently made changes to their requirements for enabling this feature, including that you must have at least 1,000 channel subscribers. If you're not able to enable the feature on your YouTube channel then we recommend trying Facebook Live or a paid live streaming platform.

  • If you don’t want your link to change you must do your live stream public

Embedding Publicly to show on both your website and on YouTube.

  • Change the end of the embed link (XYZ123) to your permanent URL, (Get the Channel ID from youtube.com/account_advanced – NOT THE USER ID!)

  • Replace XYZ123 with Channel ID

Embedding Unlisted to show only on your website.

  • Set the stream to unlisted

  • Copy & Paste this embed code to your TCC Website using the HTML Embed Page Builder Block:

    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XYZ123" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  • Change the end of the embed link (XYZ123) to your current live stream URL ID,(Get the URL ID from youtube.com/livestreaming/manage)

  •  Replace XYZ123 with Embed Code

For all of the above examples be sure to use the HTML Embeds Block of the page builder.

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