A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Find Your YouTube Stream Key

Welcome to StreamCot!


To get started to live stream on YouTube, you'll need to link your "YouTube stream key" on streamcot.com which is necessary to do one time.


The stream key is a unique code that enables you to broadcast live video to your YouTube channel.

YouTube uses this key to know how to attach the live broadcast to the channel's active video event.

This is used to verify your identity and prevent abuse.


Prerequisite: You need to have created and logged in to your StreamCot account first.


Here's a step-by-step guide on how to find your YouTube stream key and set up your StreamCot Profile.


If you are using your computer to set up, go to https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard/?approve_browser_access=true

Then, continue from step 5.


These steps are for if you are setting up directly from your phone. 



Step 1: Hit the settings button (blue round wheel) on the top right side of the StreamCot app side. This opens the settings menu.

Step 2: In the settings menu hit "Accounts"

Step 3: Under the "Accounts" menu, press the "YouTube Live Control Room" button, this will take you to YouTube.com to manage your stream.

Log in to Your YouTube Account if you are not already logged in.

If you don't have an account, you must create one first and then log in.

This may take a moment to load. Please be patient with YouTube.com.



Step 4: If you have never used YouTube Live Control Room before, a prompt "Right Now" or "Later Date" will appear.

Select either "Right Now" to try a test stream now or "Later Date" to schedule a stream, depending on your preference.

Clicking on "Right Now" is a quick and easy way to start streaming, while "Later Date" allows you to schedule a stream in advance.

A prompt will appear asking you to choose: webcam or streaming software. Click on "streaming software."

If you have multiple YouTube channels in your account, make sure the profile picture at the top right matches the YouTube channel picture that you want to use with StreamCot.

Once complete, "studio.youtube.com" will show at the top center, and "Studio" will appear on the left side.


Step 5: Locate Your Stream Key

Scroll down to the "Stream Settings." The "Stream key" will be located under it. You may pinch to zoom to view text better. Locate "Stream Key (paste in encoder)"

Click on the "Copy" button (located next to the "Reset" button.) This will copy the Stream Key to your clipboard.


Step 6: Zoom all the way out. Press the "Done" button located in the upper left corner.


Step 7: Hit the settings button (blue round wheel) on the top right side of the StreamCot app side. This opens the settings menu.

Step 8: In the settings menu hit "Accounts"

Step 9: Under the "Accounts" menu, press the "Change Stream Key" button, this will take you to streamcot.com to manage your profile.

Step 10: Paste Your Stream Key

Scroll down to locate the Stream Key form.

Paste the Stream Key to your StreamCot Profile.

Click on "I'm not a robot" and then "submit"


That's it! You now know how to find and set up your YouTube Stream Key with StreamCot.

Remember, if you ever need to reset your Stream Key, you can do so by clicking the "Reset" button.


What's next?


First, you must be subscribed to enable live streaming with StreamCot.


StreamCot offers a free 7-day trial with all subscriptions. You can upgrade or cancel at any time.

If you cancel your trial, you will immediately lose access to all features. If you wish to regain access, you will need to subscribe.

Learn more at the pricing page: https://streamcot.com/#pricing


After that, verify ownership of your YouTube channel by following this tutorial:



If you want to stream to Facebook, follow this tutorial: 




Happy streaming!


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