How to Stream to YouTube

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Using YouTube and Facebook is an efficient way to make your content more accessible to viewers. With Resi’s platform, you can stream to one or more YouTube channels. 

If you would like to learn about how to broaden your audience further, you can check out our guide on How to Stream to Facebook.

Before You Begin

To broadcast to YouTube, you must verify your channel through the YouTube platform. To do so, follow the steps at  It may take up to 24 hours for YouTube to verify a YouTube channel and live streaming is not available until verification is complete. (Learn more)

Link Your YouTube Account

Before you can start a stream to YouTube, the first thing you need to do is add your YouTube channel to your social media destinations in Studio. In order to do this, you will need your YouTube credentials, and appropriate permissions assigned to your YouTube channel.

  1. Navigate to the Social Media page in Studio.
  2. Click the + Link Account button in the top-right.
  3. On the following page, select YouTube.stream_to_yt_link_account.png
  4. Click Grant Access to open YouTube’s sign-in utility.
  5. Enter your credentials and follow YouTube’s instructions.
  6. Add a short account description of the YouTube account (optional).
  7. Click Save.

Broadcast to YouTube

Broadcasting to YouTube requires you to add your account as a social media destination to any newly created or currently existing events. 

Create an event

  1. Navigate to the Schedule page in Studio.
  2. Click + Add Event in the top-right corner.
  3. Configure your event’s details. Learn more about scheduling events. 

You can also add YouTube to an existing event by editing it.

Add YouTube as a destination

  1. Under Content Destinations, click Add Destination.
  2. In the modal that appears, select YouTube.  stream_to_yt_add_destination.png
  3. Select the account you want to broadcast to.
  4. Select the privacy status, which determines who can view your broadcast.
    • Public- content is viewable by anyone on YouTube.
    • Private- content is only viewable by those who are given access to your private videos.
    • Unlisted- content is uploaded to YouTube, but it is only viewable via direct link.
  1. Select the publish status, which indicates when your broadcast will go live to viewers.
    • Published- the video stream will become immediately available on YouTube when the event begins. Use this status if your event is recurring.
    • Scheduled Event- the video stream will be available for viewing when the scheduled event begins. Scheduled events are only allowed for one-time events, and may only be scheduled 7 days in advance of the go-live time. YouTube will show an “upcoming live” message in the channel prior to the time of the event.
  1. Enter a video title, optional description, and optional thumbnail (for scheduled events).
  2. Click Add.

Repeat these steps if you would like to add another YouTube destination. 

Save Your Event

Once you click the Save button, you can find your event by selecting it from the calendar or searching by event title.

If you edit a scheduled event in Facebook or YouTube, you may experience errors with that destination.  Both Facebook and YouTube update their product regularly, which could affect your scheduled events if you try to edit them through the social media websites or applications. If you need to edit the title or description of your event, we recommend doing so through Studio.

YouTube Analytics

YouTube analytics are available from the YouTube Studio analytics page. (Learn more

Stream Health Warning

YouTube’s stream health tool is designed to monitor RTMP streams and may occasionally show low bitrate warnings. Resi sends variable bitrate content using a DASH stream. If you receive a low bitrate warning, it is not an indication of a stream health issue. The most likely cause is that the content being streamed at the moment is using a lower bitrate, such as when the current content is a stationary slide or black screen. 

Manage Your YouTube Account in Studio

Account Status

Your Social Media page in Studio displays the status of each of your connected social media accounts.

  • Access verified (YouTube only) - Resi verified your YouTube channel has live streaming enabled.
  • Not Allowed to Live Stream (YouTube only) - Resi verified that it has is access to your YouTube channel, but that account has not enabled live streaming yet or has not waited 24 hours after requesting social media be enabled.
  • No Access - Resi cannot access this social media account, which may happen when the Resi application permissions have yet to be verified, have been revoked, or access has expired. (You can reauthenticate to regain access to the social media site by clicking the menu icon beside that social media account, then selecting Grant Access.)
  • Access Expires [date] - Displays the date Resi’s access to that Facebook account expires.

Management Actions

You can now find your YouTube account listed under the Social Media tab. Once you find your account, you can monitor and manage your social media accounts in the following ways:

  • Grant Access - If your account status is labeled as No Access, you can click the Grant Access button to be taken to a page where you can do so.
  • Details - View the details associated with your social media account that are not visible from the Social Media page such as Access Expiration and a link to the social media page associated with this destination.
  • Edit - Change the description of your account as it appears in Studio.
  • Delete - Remove this account from your Studio environment.
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