With the ability to directly broadcast a stream from your iPad to YouTube, interacting with your viewers is as easy as making sure your iPad has enough apple juice. In this post, we walk you through how it’s done.
Requirements to Stream from iPad to YouTube
Before you can start streaming on YouTube with your iPad, there are a few requirements you should meet:
- You should have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers on your channel. If it’s your first time streaming on YouTube, it can take up to 24 hours for the feature to be enabled. Have a test live stream and plan ahead so that you’re prepared when it’s time to go live.
- You should not have any streaming restrictions on your channel within the last 90 days.
- Your channel should be verified.
- Your device should at least have iOS 8 or higher.
If you don’t meet the requirements for streaming on your iPad to YouTube, you can still create fun and interactive live streams using streaming software or using your computer webcam.
Stage TEN Studio is an excellent option for streaming software that supports Youtube streams and lets brands connect with their audiences through the power of livestream. With the help of Stage TEN, you take your live-streaming game to the next level by showcasing your brand style using custom graphics and media. You have complete creative control to interact with your viewers or collaborate with other streamers to accomplish any goal you have in mind.
To start streaming on Youtube using Stage TEN Studio, all you have to do is:
- Open the studio
- Indicate which streaming feed(s) you want to use
- Add your customized media and graphics
- Choose your screen layout
- Set up your stream on the Youtube platform
- Go live!
Here is a step-by-step guide for creating YouTube streams directly from your iPad device.
Creating a YouTube Stream with Your iPad
When you’re ready to take your content sharing to the next level, all you have to do is open the YouTube app on your iPad, look for the big “+” button at the bottom of your screen, and tap “Go Live”.
Once you’re in the “Go Live” feature, you can adjust the settings of your stream by testing your audio, microphone settings, video quality, stream title, thumbnail, and more.
To access the settings, simply click on “More Options” → “Show More” → “Next”.
YouTube also gives you setting options like age restrictions, privacy preferences, tags, a live chat room, monetization features so you can customize the stream for your goals and reach the right type of audience.
If you want to reuse the settings from a previous stream, click on your stream and click “Reuse Settings”.
During your stream, you can switch between the forward-facing camera and selfie camera by tapping on the camera icon or share your screen using the “Share Screen” button by tapping “Create Channel” → “Share Screen”.
There are also apps that support the iOS ReplayKit feature, like Procreate or Lumino City, which allow you to stream the content on your iPad screen directly from the app to YouTube.
These features are really great if you want to stream a game, demonstrate an app, give a presentation, or host a live demo while simultaneously providing real-time commentary.
When your stream has started, all you have to do is start talking to your audience, or if you have the live chat option enabled, you can also start chatting with your viewers in the chat room.
Once your stream is done, tap “Finish” to end the stream. The stream will be archived on your channel, which you can access at any time to edit the privacy settings or delete the stream.
Scheduling a YouTube Stream with Your iPad
In the “Go Live” feature of YouTube, you can open your calendar to see the streams you’ve already scheduled or schedule new streams for the future.
To access your calendar, find the “+” button → tap on “Go Live” → click on “Calendar” → select your stream.
To start a scheduled stream:
- Open the YouTube app on your iPad.
- Tap the “+” button and select “Go Live”.
- Tap on your “Calendar” and select your scheduled stream. To delete streams, select the “Delete” button.
- Tap “Go Live”
Tips for Streaming on Your iPad Like a Pro
Streaming from iPad to YouTube is a relatively easy process and gives you more freedom to share different content while on the go.
Although the camera and audio quality of your iPad may not be the same as your pro camera, you can still create streams that are professional and engaging. Here are some general and safety tips to consider:
- Use a tripod. While action shots have their time and place, most viewers prefer not to have a shaky and out-of-focus live stream experience. A tripod can also give your stream different perspectives and angles.
- Decide if you want to have your iPad in portrait or landscape mode.
- Make sure your network connection is good. The total bitrate you’re streaming should not exceed the total amount of upload bandwidth available. To reduce lag and disruptions, run a speed test to make sure your network is reliable.
- After a stream, view your live stream data to see how it performed. You can see a YouTube analytics report of information like concurrent viewers or chat messages. To access your live stream data, sign in to YouTube Studio → select “Content” from the left menu → select “Live Stream” from the “Live” tab → select “Analytics” → select “Concurrent Viewers Report”.
- Customize your stream to add graphics, filters, and interactive elements to spice up your stream.
- Be cautious of the content you’re streaming, the people you’re including, and the privacy of personal information. For a full list of safety tips, click here.
- Have fun! Good energy is contagious, so have a great time, and your viewers will be sure to have a memorable experience.