Stream to YouTube Live with Mevo

Mevo producers can choose YouTube as a streaming destination for their events, either to a YouTube event or via YouTube's Stream Now option. Users can also utilize RTMP to stream to their YouTube destination.

Built-In RTMP

Going Live Using the Built-In YouTube function

In the live edit view, tap the red button in the lower-left corner.

All of your streaming and recording options will populate. Tap the YouTube icon.
You will be prompted to log in via Google. Continue to log in to your account and authorize Mevo.
The screen shown below will open. On the bottom, you can either create a new event on your YouTube channel directly from the Mevo app, select Stream Now to stream directly to your channel page rather than a pre-configured event page on your YouTube account, or select a pre-existing event on YouTube; swipe left along the bottom of the screen to see more events.
When you select your streaming destination, a small gearwheel will appear next to the icon; tapping this will allow you to configure additional settings for your stream (note: If you select New Event, this screen will open automatically).

From here, you can give your stream a title and choose your privacy setting (Public, Unlisted, and Private). If this is a new event, you can also set the start date and time. Tap Save when you are done to continue.


  1. Choose whether or not to display chat messages in the Mevo app.
  2. Choose your streaming quality (up to 1080p).
  3. Tap Go Live to start streaming.
If you want to create an event on, see the Events section in this article for instructions; be sure to select 'Custom' as your event type and not 'Quick.'
If you see a 'Forbidden' error message when attempting to stream to YouTube, make sure you have enabled live streaming on your YouTube account.
Mevo will start sending the stream to YouTube. If you selected Stream Now, your channel is currently live.
If you selected an event, you will instead see a countdown to the start time you previously configured.
After a moment, a blue Publish button will appear. When you are ready to push your stream live to your channel, tap Publish.
Please note that manually publishing your stream to your YouTube event is required even if the countdown ends. The stream will not publish at the set time automatically.
The blue button will indicate the stream is loading. After a few seconds, the app will indicate that your stream has been published in the lower-left corner.
Tap the information bar in the lower-left corner to reveal more information about your stream, including viewer count, battery levels, bitrate, timer, and audio source
To end the stream, tap the red dot, then slide the larger red dot that appears to the right.
A card will appear indicating your stream has ended. If you streamed to a scheduled event and no longer intend to stream to this event, toggle on Complete Live Event on Youtube; do not select this if you plan to go live to the same event again. This option does not appear if you selected Stream Now as to your streaming destination.
You can also choose whether or not to save a recording of your stream to your microSD card and upload the recording to Vimeo.
See YouTube's documentation regarding saving archives of your streams on YouTube.

Troubleshooting Steps

I don't see "Stream Now" as an option or my event is "Unsupported"
As of September 2020, YouTube has removed the "Stream Now" option of YouTube Live. You can still stream live using events.
Still having an issue?
Please open a support ticket here so a Mevo Customer Experience Agent can address this for you.
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