Long story short, TL;DR: Instead of using the YouTube live stream URL link, try using Restream for easily streaming simultaneously to multiple platforms.
How can you live stream on YouTube?
In this video, I’ll show you how to find the YouTube live stream link URL (aka permanent link, or permalink you can share with your audience when you go live)
This video not only helps you find the link, but it also help you triage if the link isn’t working as expected. I’ll explain step-by-step on how you can make your live stream link public so that others can access it.
This is relevant for multistream and simulcast live streamers as well.
Recommended Approach (Instead of Using YouTube Live Stream URL link)
Instead of streaming directly to YouTube (unplanned, unscheduled), today I’m going to show in the video below exactly how you preschedule a YouTube live event and where people can find you after your event has been scheduled.
Schedule Livestream Using Restream
Since September 2020, many live stream services including Restream removed YouTube Stream Now as an option and left with YouTube Event, which is now simply “YouTube” in most cases. Since I regularly used YouTube Stream Now, I had to switch over to “YouTube” inside Restream early on.
I wish I released this video earlier. If you haven’t made the switch and are nervous with this new option, or you’ve just purchased Restream (welcome!) and not sure how to go live on YouTube using Restream, you are in luck. Ready to check out Restream for free?