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Livestreaming Ability Hits iOS YouTube App

Sep 7, 2017

If you have the YouTube iOS app, you might be excited to learn about the new livestreaming ability that has come with the iOS update. This new livestreaming feature will allow you to livestream apps that use the ReplayKit API. Read on to learn more about the new livestreaming feature that is found in the updated iOS YouTube app.

Livestreaming Screens Now Possible on iOS YouTube App

Livestreaming your screen is now possible with the new update to the YouTube iOS app. In order to be able to livestream your iOS device screen, you will need to use an app that supports ReplayKit. YouTube Gaming has already been supporting the ReplayKit API since the beginning of summer.

Even though YouTube Gaming had the support for the ReplayKit API, the main YouTube iOS app did not. That changes with this new YouTube iOS app update, as now the main YouTube app on iOS supports the ReplayKit. For people on iOS, this means that they can stream any type of content they want and are not stuck with just livestreaming games.

If this new livestreaming feature sounds good to you, the first thing you need to do is make sure you are running the right operating system. You have to be using iOS 10.2 or later and also have the newest version of the YouTube app for iOS. You will be able to do livestreaming on all types of iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.

There are also some qualifications for livestreaming based on your YouTube account. You have to have 100 or more subscribers on your YouTube account and your account needs to be in good standing. The good news is that the subscriber count used to be 10,000, but it was lowered to 100 to unlock the livestreaming ability to more people.

Livestreaming YouTube iOS Feature Easy to Use

Even better news is that the new livestreaming ability on the iOS YouTube app is very easy to use. You will notice there is now a “Live” icon that you will see when you are using the app. This is both if you are creating with the app or you are gaming with the app. Once you have the app open, just click on “Live” in order to see what the streaming options are.

From there, you will be able to click the YouTube app from the list of options and then you just need to title your livestream. You will be able to choose an image for the thumbnail, and then you can immediately begin livestreaming. YouTube also allows you to use your front-facing camera and the microphone on your iOS device.

The new feature also gives you the ability to see what is going on in the app at the same time. When it comes to people uploading content on YouTube, the new streaming feature will make it much easier. A ton of different types of creators will be able to livestream content now, which really allows for a bigger audience. Instead of the focus being on games as it was before, now YouTube livestreaming will be available for all types of content creators. You will be able to quickly share the livestreaming content with your subscribers, which is really good news.

Even More YouTube iOS Update Features Beyond Livestreaming

Livestreaming is not the only part of this new YouTube iOS app update. The update also supports Procreate. This is a very good drawing app that people in the graphic design communities and art communities use often. Another addition for the app is that there is an ultra-low latency in the app now.

This allows for less time buffering and allows the stream itself to be more in real-time. That gives the content creators a quicker time frame to respond to questions from subscribers and people watching the livestream. If this sounds like something you are interested in checking out, you can download the new YouTube iOS app right now on Apple’s App Store. It is free to download and you will be seeing it hit your iOS device shortly if you have the app already.