Google’s video service YouTube announced today that it is expanding live streaming service to all YouTube channels. Yes now you can live stream on your favorite video social network. You must complete 2 requirements to get started, your YouTube account mus be verified and your account has to be in good standing.
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YouTube officially announced on their blog post that “Now, all YouTube channels that verify their account and are in good standing will be able to live stream live video to the world. We’re rolling out the feature over the next few weeks, and you can see if you have access on the YouTube account feature page or wait for Live Events to appear in your Video Manager.
How to verify your account?
You can verify your account by phone. When signing up for a YouTube account, you may be asked to provide a phone number for account verification. Then they will send you a a verification code via call or SMS.
After the successful verification you are able to upload videos longer than 15 minutes as long as your account is in good standing. YouTube live streaming was previous only available for the users with at least 1,000 subscribers and in lat August YouTube announced that anyone with 100 subscribers can start live streaming on YouTube.