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Youtube Live--Ready in 24 hours??

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:59 pm
by Robert_Fry
Good Afternoon,

A few days ago I tried to "go live" on youtube with my account tied to my Gmail. It had me verify my identity with an SMS code before I could go further, then informed me "Ready in 24 hours
It takes 24 hours to activate your account for live streaming. Once activated, you can go live instantly."
It's been 3 days since, and I still haven't got past this. At first, I tried to cut them some slack since it was the weekend when I tried to verify my account, but it's now Wednesday, and I'm wondering if anyone else ran into an issue like this, or if there's a YouTube support link I can follow to get in contact with someone?

Thanks for your help!

Re: Youtube Live--Ready in 24 hours??

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:15 pm
by russellhltn
I haven't dealt with YouTube, but make sure you're not trying to stream from a phone using their app. You have to have 1,000 subscribers to do that.

You either have to use a laptop on their web page, or another app to feed YouTube from a phone.

Re: Youtube Live--Ready in 24 hours??

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:21 pm
by redfire1539
I had the same issue. They finally approved my account for live streaming today. It only took them 2 weeks...

Also, you can get around the mobile streaming limitations if you use another app to do the streaming instead of the YouTube app. I just tried it with Streamlabs and it worked from my phone.

Re: Youtube Live--Ready in 24 hours??

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:35 pm
by johnv
The Larix Broadcast app will allow you to stream to youtube live from your phone, that is once your 24 hours has past and you are allowed to "Go Live".