Using the API, you can schedule events broadcasts and associate them with video streams, which represent the actual broadcast content. However, all of the resources that make up the Live Streaming API are used only to create and manage live events. This document is intended for developers who want to write applications to facilitate live broadcasting on YouTube. It also provides an overview of the different functions that the API supports. Schedule broadcasts and define broadcast settings. Your application could enable users to predefine broadcast settings and then select the settings to apply to a particular broadcast.
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API use cases
Live streaming lets you engage with your audience in real time with a video feed, chat, and more. To live stream, you need to have no live streaming restrictions in the past 90 days and you need to verify your channel. There are three types of streams: mobile, webcam, and encoder. Choose the one that's best for what you're streaming. Mobile Good for vlogging and quick updates from your phone or tablet. Learn how to mobile stream. Quickly live stream from your computer using a webcam. Learn how to stream with a webcam. Encoder Encoders let you stream gameplay, overlays, and use hardware like preamps, mics, and cameras.
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YouTube Live transforms online video into an interactive experience. With more than hours of video uploaded every minute, they're a way to stand out. With more than hours of video uploaded every minute, live streams are a way to stand out from the crowd. And draw a crowd. Make it a virtual event. Create buzz with reveals, announcements, and special guests. Learn how to go live on YouTube, plus tips, tricks, and ideas for making your broadcast successful. New to YouTube live streaming?