YouTube Live Streaming Software

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Simulcast to YouTube and other platforms, all while recording your stream locally in HD resolution.

Trusted Companies already use Riverside

Trusted Companies already use Riverside

What to consider when choosing YouTube live streaming software

YouTube live streaming doesn’t have to come with technical difficulties if you’ve got the right software. Make sure your live streaming software easily connects to YouTube. A lot of online encoders only require a quick YouTube stream link and your setup should be good to go. If you’d like to push your YouTube live stream on other social media channels at the same time, look for software that offers multistreaming. This lets you stream in one place but broadcast to various channels at once.

Another way to grow your YouTube live stream reach is with short repurposed clips. This is why we suggest you use software that records your stream in HD resolution, and even better if you use software with local recording. Local recording ensures everything is captured directly on your device so no internet issues in interfere with your recording’s quality. Other tools you should consider include tools for audience engagement, live effects, and tools for customization. 

Why choose Riverside as your streaming software for YouTube?

Encoding with a few simple clicks

No more installations or complicated YouTube streaming software. Simply enter your YouTube Live URL and stream key then you’re good to go!

YouTube Live together, anywhere

Invite a guest to your YouTube live stream from anywhere! Remote guests can join on desktop or via our live streaming mobile app for iOS and Android.

Expand your reach with more streams and promotional clips

Go beyond YouTube live streaming. Stream to various social media channels at once including Facebook, Twitter and more. Promote your YouTube Live with shareable Clips you can create in minutes.


Local recordings for high-quality content repurposing

YouTube streaming is vulnerable to Internet connection. Don’t let that affect you from repurposing your content in HD. Download local recordings in up to 4K video, unaffected by your Internet connection. 

Easy tools for anyone to stream like a pro

It doesn’t matter if you’re a gamer, vlogger, or a complete beginner. Our screen sharing, soundboard, and editing features turn you into a YouTube live streaming professional.

Live call-ins to boost audience engagement

Boost audience engagement and make them a real part of your YouTube live streams. Skip the chatbox and invite audience members to call in live to ask their questions.

How to live stream on YouTube with Riverside

1. Invite to studio

Invite guests to join your Riverside studio via desktop or phone.

2. Connect Stream

Copy your YouTube Live URL and stream key to your Riverside studio settings.

3. Live Stream

Start YouTube live streaming with easy screen share and live editing tools.

4. Download

Download HD local recordings for high-quality content repurposing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you stream on youtube?

You can stream directly on YouTube from your desktop and mobile device or indirectly through an encoder. If you’re streaming straight from YouTube, you just need to select ‘Create’ then ‘Go Live’ and follow the prompts. 

Alternatively, if you’re looking for live features such as screen sharing or a media board, you could use a YouTube encoder streaming software like Riverside. All you need to do is follow the same process but copy your URL and stream key to your YouTube streaming software. There is also the option to use a hardware encoder to stream with multiple YouTube microphones or cameras.

Is YouTube live streaming free?

Yes, it’s for free on YouTube, and there is also various free YouTube streaming software. However, depending on what you want to stream, this might not be your best streaming software for YouTube. If you’re looking for simple encoding, remote streaming with guests, a live soundboard, and high-quality editing and recording, it’s worth checking out Riverside.fm.

Do you need 1000 subscribers on YouTube to live stream?

No, but if you’re recording on your phone, having less than 1000 followers could limit your audience views. If you’re stuck in this situation, you could always live stream on Riverside with up to 1000 audience members, live call-ins all the tools you need for a professional YouTube video.

How do you watch a YouTube Live Stream when using encoder software?

There’s not much to figure out in how to watch YouTube live while streaming through encoder software. You watch a live stream just as you watch any other YouTube video. This can be via a direct link or by exploring the YouTube Live page.

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Get all the benefits of YouTube live streaming with more control to expand your reach. Start YouTube streaming through Riverside today.

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