In addition to creating a livestream with SHOPLINE Live, merchants can enhance brand and product exposure by connecting to YouTube Live, providing customers with a comprehensive live shopping experience.
- This article will show you how to start a YouTube livestream. Please ensure you have completed the setup before starting the livestream.
- To ensure a successful live broadcast, it is recommended to read sections 1 and 2 of this article and then follow the steps in section 3 to create a test broadcast.
This article will cover the following:
1. Start a livestream on YouTube
i. Livestream settings
Go to YouTube and click Go live.
Click the "Stream" icon and go to the "Stream settings" tab. Then, copy the stream key.
Open the livestream app (i.e. PRISM Live App), and click Ready.
*Note: For more information on YouTube Live verified encoder, please refer to this article.
Click Set destination.
Click + YouTube Custom RTMP.
Paste the stream key copied in the first step and click Save.
Click Go Live to proceed with the livestream. The app will sync the video stream to YouTube.
ii. Tag (select) products
If you have tagged (selected) a product before the livestream begins:
*Note: You can select live products during the livestream.
Viewers will be able to view the following products during the livestream.
Viewers can also click the Shop button to view all products.
iii. Pin product
If you have pinned a product from the YouTube livestream backstage:
Viewers can see the pinned product below the livestream feed.
2. End a livestream
Click the End button to end a livestream.
Click END STREAM on the YouTube livestream backstage.
3. Test livestream
Testing a livestream is highly recommended as it allows you to assess live feed quality, check your internet connection, and adjust the volume in advance. This step also helps you become familiar with the live interface, ensuring you can provide customers with the best live shopping experience.
In the livestream backstage, click the Edit button and set the visibility to "Private".
*Note: Only those with the livestream link can view and share the private livestream. Private livestreams will not be displayed in the "Live" tab on the YouTube channel and are not searchable on YouTube. You can create a test broadcast at ease.
Once the livestream begins, click the "share" icon to share the livestream link.
You can use the link and view the livestream as a viewer. Check whether the live feed quality, volume, and product are displayed normally.
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