To help YouTube creators bring even more of great experiences for viewers, Google expanding access to “live streaming” to all channels in good standing.
While YouTube Live was previously only available to a handful of handpicked channels and partners, the feature today rolling out to any YouTube channel in good standing with over a thousand subscribers.
YouTube Live allows you to offer your audience a great viewing experience, with great streaming quality and instant scalability and reliability. Key features include:
- “You get real-time transcoding in the cloud, so you only need to send us your highest quality stream and we make it instantly available in all resolutions and device formats
- You can show multiple camera angles, add closed captions, and insert ads and slates
- Viewers can watch the live stream from any device, get the best quality constantly adjusting to their Internet connection, and can skip back and forth in the live stream.”
YouTube creators who qualify will get live transcoding in the cloud and the ability to stream multiple camera angles.
To see if you’re eligible, check your Account Features page for an “Enable” button to sign up for Live and click it if you’re interested.
More information on the live streaming is available in the Help Center.
Google has said that it now has more than 100 million channels around the world “opt in to the new YouTube One Channel during the open beta.”
To celebrate this achivement, YouTube One Channel launching across all channels next month on June 5th, as it is now ready for prime time.
“Channels that have already made the switch are experiencing several benefits. Their branding shines through in more places because Channel Art is visible on iOS apps, Android apps and TV. For the channels that have opted in, we’ve seen 20% more page views on their channels because clicks from the YouTube guide go directly to their channel pages instead of to their activity feeds,” Google notes.
Google said, that those who’ve not opted in by then, “their channel will be automatically and permanently moved to the new design.”
Those interested, can opt in here.