Complete Guide for Live Streaming Gameplay on YouTube

Gamers love to watch live games on YouTube, and they also want to stream their games live on YouTube. Today live streaming games on YouTube consider as an essential part of the gaming & entertaining world.

If you’re also wondering how to live stream gameplay on YouTube, then only the things you required is a decent device and excellent net connection. Follow the steps given below:

Steps to Create a YouTube Gaming Live Stream

Go through these simple steps to stream your impressive game videos on YouTube.

1.    Open a ‘Web Browser’.

2.    Visit the URL ‘youtube.com/gaming’ with your Web browser.

3.    Sign in with your ‘YouTube register account’.

4.    Click ‘Go Live’ option near the top of the homepage screen. It will take you to YouTube’s Stream Now page.

5.    Scroll down on the ‘Creator Studio’ page to the Live streaming section.

6.    Check for the ‘Stream Now’ should be selected.

7.    Go to the ‘Basic Info’ section.

8.    And type ‘Title and description’ for your stream.

9.    Click on ‘Revel’ button under the “Encoder Setup”. This will disclose the “Stream name/key” box which you will require when you use any encoder programs.

10.    Now, Note down the ‘Stream name/key’.

11.    And Save all changes.

When you see saved changes message at the top of the page, then you can set up an Encoder for streaming.

How to Stream game from your PC

If you want to live stream game through your personal computer, then you’ll need broadcaster software or encoder such as XSplit Broadcaster, OBS.

Using XSplit Broadcaster to stream game on YouTube

XSplit Broadcaster is generally a free Streaming encoder used by Windows user. Its basic streaming features are free of cost, but you can also pay for its paid subscription to unlock some unique features.

To use XSplit Broadcaster basic or free features you just need to sign up on XSplit after installing the program.

How to set up XSplit Broadcaster to broadcast a specific monitor

1.    Open ‘Add Source’ menu. It is at the bottom-left corner of your screen.

2.    Go to ‘Screen Capture’ from the add source menu.

3.    Go to ‘Monitor Capture’.

4.    Select ‘Desktop’ from the desktop options.

How to set up XSplit Broadcaster to broadcast a particular game

If you want to Live stream a game you are currently playing, then here is how to this,

1.    Open ‘Add Source’ menu. It is at the bottom-left corner of your screen.

2.    Now, go to ‘Game Capture’ it is just below to the Screen Capture option.

3.    Select the game you want to stream.

Once you select the source monitor or game now, you can start broadcasting just allow XSplit Broadcaster to connect with your YouTube account,

1.    Open ‘Broadcast’ tab at the top-left corner of the screen.

2.    Click on the first option ‘YouTube Live-Click to configure’.

3.    Now, go to URL “youtube.com/account_advanced” with your Web Browser.

4.    Find you YouTube Channel ID.

5.    Copy your ‘Channel ID’.

6.    And Go back to ‘XSplit Broadcaster’.

7.    Paste your Channel ID into the Channel ID field on XSplit Broadcaster.

8.    You can change other settings here (like Video Quality, etc.) or Skip.

9.    And hit ‘OK’ button.

10.    Now, log in with your ‘YouTube account’ when a window pop up.

11.    And type two factor authentication code, if asked.

12.    Read the terms and privacy policies message carefully.

13.    And click the ‘Allow’ button. If you don’t allow then, XSplit will not work.

14.    After permitting XSplit, open ‘Broadcast’ tab.

15.    And select ‘YouTube Live-your username’.

16.    Verify your detail on the popup window and click on ‘Start Broadcast’ button.

Now your screen is live on YouTube, you can confirm it by seeing a Streaming Live message on your screen or a ‘Green Dot’ on stream page, if it is not, it means you’re not live.

How to stop XSplit to broadcast on YouTube

1.    Open ‘Broadcast’ tab.

2.    Click on ‘YouTube Live-Your Username’. This will end broadcasting.

That’s it! You can use other software as well as any other device to go live on YouTube.

Ricky johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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