YouTube Reportedly Opens Up Mobile Live Streaming To The Masses

Posted May 19, 2017

However, it's important to note that just because there is no longer a minimal subscribers requirement, it doesn't mean that anyone can start live-streaming from a mobile device.

YouTube first added the live-streaming option in the mobile app for a select few previous year, enabling them to broadcast live video from their smartphones with a simple push of a button. It also said that despite competition, it is capable of offering better protection from unauthorized users and live-streams will be "faster and more reliable" than any other service. According to Android Police, mobile live streaming on YouTube will become available to anyone with a verified account that has no relevant restrictions on it, and some users are apparently seeing the change on their own devices.

In February, Google allowed channels with over 10,000 subscribers to live-stream. Following the newly introduced terms of use, the broadcasting feature of YouTube is available to all subscribers who have a verified channel and haven't been issued with any live streaming restrictions in the last 90 days. "We've been experimenting and expanding mobile live streaming for nearly a year now", the statement reads.

To "Go Live" on YouTube, tap the floating action button (FAB) located in the bottom right corner of the user interface, which will provide you with an option to chose whether to record content you want to broadcast in advance or start streaming video in real time. The article was updated with a statement from YouTube confirming the feature is now only available to a relatively small number of users.