Start IRL Live Streaming on YouTube with Streamlabs
One of the most popular software for live streaming is Streamlabs - it allows you to stream to multiple destinations at once, including to YouTube. You can also use it when you need more options for your live stream than using the native YouTube app on your mobile device.
Read below to see a proven way on how to stream live with Streamlabs to YouTube without any software or Internet connectivity issues.
What You Need to Stream Live with Streamlabs to YouTube
Here's a checklist to live stream IRL to YouTube using Streamlabs:
- camera - dedicated (like a GoPro, for example), the computer webcam or your smartphone's camera.
- streaming device - Streamlabs works on any computer or mobile device running Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and
- Streamlabs Desktop or the Streamlabs mobile apps
- stable Internet connection - you should have at least 2 connections available from different providers. For example - your home Internet / public Wi-Fi and an additional smartphone with a cellular data plan. The idea is to use two connections together at once with Speedify to hit your target bitrate and avoid flaky Internet problems while live streaming IRL to YouTube using Streamlabs.
Additional accessories, such as external battery packs, dedicated microphones, extra lighting, etc. may be required depending on where you'll be streaming from.
Step-by-Step Guide to Stream Live with Streamlabs on YouTube
STEP 1 - CONNECT ALL AVAILABLE INTERNET SOURCES TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE
Internet connectivity is what makes or breaks a successful IRL live stream. That's why it's important to get it right and use all available connections at once - it will help you avoid issues if one of your connections becomes unstable or even drops.
Use one or multiple of the following on your streaming device you'll be using with Streamlabs:
- wired Ethernet connection - desktop only
- tethered smartphone(s)
- external USB 5G / 4G LTE cellular adapter(s) - desktop only
STEP 2 - GET STABLE INTERNET BY BONDING YOUR CONNECTIONS WITH SPEEDIFY
If you don't have a Speedify subscription yet, you can get it from our website store, the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Run Speedify and log into your account. All the active Internet sources you connected at step 1 should be recognized by Speedify. All you have to do now is choose a server to connect to - the fastest server options usually works best.
STEP 3 - CONFIGURE Streamlabs
Follow the instructions on the Streamlabs website to get started for your IRL live streaming session to YouTube.
STEP 4 - FINAL CHECK, GO LIVE
Before going live with your stream, make sure:
- you are in the Streamlabs Studio and are able to see the video you want to broadcast in the preview window
- audio is working
- Speedify is running, and it combines the Internet sources you're connected to.
Whenever you're ready, just start the IRL live stream and broadcast to your YouTube audience.
The good thing about Speedify is that it prioritizes your IRL live streams over other Internet traffic. Thus, you are avoiding issues such as low quality, choppy and laggy videos, buffering and even disconnects from the streaming server.
Best Practice for Streamlabs Live Streaming to YouTube: Use Speedify for Fast and Stable Internet
Whenever you want to stream live with Streamlabs to YouTube, you should focus on your content. You shouldn't have to worry about the Internet connectivity, your video quality or whether you're lagging, buffering or dropping from the live stream.
This is where Speedify comes to the rescue. It is the only app that can combine multiple internet sources into one bonded super-connection for more stable and secure live streaming, video calling, online gaming and web browsing.
With Speedify, your IRL live streams will be prioritized over other types of traffic on your streaming device. You can be sure your YouTube live streams get the bandwidth and stability they need to provide the best video quality even if your computer or phone decides it's time to update its apps or run a backup job.
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