Livestream to YouTube Using Custom RTMP with VM33

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1. YouTube Subscriber & Viewership Policies

YouTube allows mobile streaming with the NearStream App at 50 subscribers, however, they limit your viewership. You can only have as many viewers as your subscriber count is + 25. Find examples below:

  • If you have 50 subscribers, you can then have 50 + 25 = 75 viewers
  • If you have 700 subscribers, you can then have 700 + 25 = 725 viewers
  • If you have less than 1,000 subscribers and need more viewers for your content than your subscriber count allows then you should use the RTMP option below to go beyond your viewership limit.
  • If you have hit 1,000 subscribers this limit is then removed but the process of validation may take a few weeks for YouTube to process as they confirm the legitimacy of your subscribers.

Below you will find a video showing how to start a live stream to Youtube via RTMP.

2. Livestream to YouTube using custom RTMP

  1. To stream to YouTube using custom RTMP you can do so by first logging into your YouTube profile.

  2. Press your profile image and go to "YouTube Studio" ( 


3. Once the YouTube Studio page loads you will see on the top right of your screen a "Go Live" icon. Press this icon.

4. At the top of the next screen, you will see 3 options, you want to select "Stream", and you will see options to put in your stream details. Press "Create Stream".  If you've never created this way, you will need to select "Schedule Stream". 

Insert all the information and press "Create Stream"

5. Once the new event is created, press the thumbnail or the title of the event to open your settings.

You will then see this window. These are the details you need to insert in your NearStream app. Take the Stream Key and URL information down. The best practice is to use copy and paste to avoid typos.

6. Inside your NearStream app, press the "Live". Select the "RTMP" icon listed, then press "Add".

Fill out your details, the name can be anything you want. We recommend something easy and unique to distinguish from other sources you may add. Paste in your stream URL as well as your stream key then press the right up corner "Update" icon. 

7. Your streaming event will appear on the RTMP page. Select it and add it as a new destination, then press "Go Live".

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