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.

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

All of your streaming and recording options will populate. Tap YouTube.

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 a pre-existing event on your YouTube channel, or select Stream Now to stream directly to your channel page rather than an pre-configured event page on your YouTube account.

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.'

Above your event name, choose your audience setting: either Public, Unlisted, or Private. Public is shareable and discoverable; unlisted is not discoverable but can be viewed and shared by anyone with the URL. Private can only be viewed by you and specific viewers with whom you share the stream.

Next, choose your streaming quality. The options are:

  • 1080p (1920x1080)
  • 720p (1280x720)
  • 480p (853x480)
  • 360p (640x360)

Not sure which quality you should choose? Check out our guidelines.

Tap your desired option to select it.

When streaming to a pre-configured event, you can adjust the start date and time as needed by tapping the date and time option. This option is grayed out when Stream Now is selected.

To access more settings for YouTube, tap the gearwheel icon. You can configure the destination, audience, and destination settings here as well as enable YouTube chat. The dropdown arrow in the upper right corner will close this menu.

Tap the red Go Live button in the on the right side to start streaming to your selected YouTube destination from Mevo.

If you see a 'Forbidden' error message when attempting to stream to YouTube, make sure you have enabled live streaming on your YouTube account.

After a moment, 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 indicating the stream is loading. After a few seconds, the countdown will indicate your stream has been published and is now live on your YouTube event page.

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 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.

You can also choose whether or not to save a recording of your stream to a microSD card inside your camera if you have one.