Hosting on Youtube

Steps to create a YouTube live stream link and use it with Starstream.

You can use Youtube to live stream your event. Here are the steps to follow to schedule your event and get the link to use with Starstream:

  1. Go to the home screen of your Youtube channel. Note: If you own multiple channels, make sure you select the right channel by clicking your profile photo in the top right corner and clicking Switch account.

  1. On the top right corner, click on the new video icon and select Go live.

  1. Click the Start button beside Later date to schedule the stream.

  1. Click on Go beside any of the choices, depending on whether you want to use the webcam directly or stream using a software.

  1. In the Manage tab, you can click on Schedule stream to set its date, time and other settings.

  1. Head to the Stream tab. Here, you can click on Edit to change Title, Category, Privacy and other details. If you will sell access to the stream, make sure the privacy is Unlisted, so that the event access is protected and not everyone can access the event. After you are done, click on the sharing icon on the top right corner.

  1. Copy the link or click the copy icon beside it.

The link you copied can be pasted directly into Starstream. You can follow the steps of creating a new online event to get started.


This video by Mr Technology summarize very well how to do it.

Once you have the live stream event link, simply paste in inside Starstream’s interface

See also this tutorial:

  1. Create a Youtube account

  2. Activate the live streaming feature. There is a 24 hours delay between the activation and the possibility to do a livestream. Take that into account when planning to do a livestream for the first time.

  3. Navigate in Youtube Studio to schedule or start a livestream.

  4. Copy the secret key

  5. Paste the secret key in a streaming software such as Streamlab OBS

(extra) How to embed a Youtube Video

  • Open the video inside Youtube interface

  • Click “Share”

  • Click “Embed”

  • Click “Copy” or copy the embed code

(extra) Domain protection with Youtube

(extra) How to embed youtube live chat

Step 1: Be sure you've scheduled your live stream broadcast. It is important to note that your live stream should either be public or unlisted in order to embed live chat. Use an unlisted live stream to test this feature.

Step 2: Visit the scheduled live stream video on YouTube and click on share to copy the video ID.

Here the video ID is: 7UCOwu5wwKQ

Step 3: Get your domain name. For instance, if you would like to embed live chat on, then "" is your domain name.

Step 4: Take the video ID from step 2 and domain name from step 3 and replace in the following code:


<iframe width="350px" height="500px" src=";" ></iframe>

In our example, the final code would look like this:


<iframe width="350px" height="500px" src=";" ></iframe>

Now that you have the embed code, it’s time to add it to your website.


On PCs, to create a livestream you need to have no live streaming restrictions in the past 90 days and you need to verify your channel, you can learn more here.

On mobile, you need the following to create a livestream:

  • At least 50 subscribers.

  • No live streaming restrictions within the last 90 days on your channel.

  • To verify your channel.

  • To turn on live streaming. You may need to wait 24 hours before you can start your first live stream.

  • An Android 5.0+ device.

You can learn more from Google here.

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