YouTube is the largest platform for content creators in the world, with more than 1.9 billion registered users. We are all aware of how YouTube changed the way we consume content, so it’s no wonder they also tapped into the advantages of live streaming. They even launched their own specialized live streaming platform called YouTube Live.
YouTube Live streaming service is a part of the YouTube video hosting service, and it is free for registered and verified users. It is an excellent choice for small businesses and entrepreneurs that would like the reach of YouTube’s vast audience, without having to break the bank.
What sets YouTube apart from other live streaming platforms is its enormous user base and endless business opportunities. By live streaming to YouTube, you also get access to top-of-the-line monetization tools, making it easy to profit from live streaming your business events.
YouTube Live is free and has absolutely no hidden fees to catch you unawares. As long as your business has a verified YouTube account and provides a phone number, you are ready for live video streaming YouTube events.
Another great feature of the YouTube live platform is that it offers live streaming capabilities from mobile devices, as well as directly from your web browser using your computer webcam. This is great for startups and small businesses that cannot invest in expensive video production equipment.
Disadvantages of Live Streaming on YouTube
There are, of course, some potential disadvantages to consider though. YouTube Live is still struggling to gain traction with live streamers. One of the primary reasons for this is the compromise in quality due to time delays. You face a tough decision between running a real-time live stream and engaging with your audience in lower resolution or stream in higher resolutions but with a time delay.
Another area for concern is the lack of tools and features on the streaming platform. Adding post-production effects or managing multiple cameras in the live stream is not available, making the live streams less interactive and appealing. If your live stream structure requires a more complex set-up, it’s near impossible to host on YouTube.
Finally, YouTube Live does not facilitate sharing the live stream across platforms easily. The live stream will automatically disconnect if streamed to other live streaming platforms.
Our team of experts will visit the venue of your event and set up a live stream for your event according to your specifications. We use professional audio and video equipment, ensuring flawless video quality, and will help you get the most out of YouTube Live TV streaming service.
If you would like to add more production value to your live stream or have a unique idea in mind, Varvid can set up green screen virtual environments, provide graphics and visual aids in real-time, and prepare custom layouts for live streaming YouTube events.
Our live streams are always reliable, regardless of whether the venue of the event has a high-speed internet connection or not, thanks to cellular bonding technology.
To learn more, give us a call and see how we can further help you out!