Live streaming gameplay to YouTube

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Action! LIVE Streaming allows to stream all your gameplays or desktop activites online. Play games and share your gameplay with viewers from all over the world with YouTube service.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to stream gameplay to YouTube.

Action! LIVE Streaming

Run Action! and select "Action! LIVE Streaming" tab.

Mirillis Action! - LIVE Streaming

Enable Action! LIVE Streaming

Select "Enable Action! LIVE Streaming" option.

Mirillis Action! - Enable LIVE Streaming

LIVE Streaming settings

Set video size, framerate and bitrate settings.

Mirillis Action! - Streaming settings

Please note that HD resolutions are recommended for PCs with Intel Quick Sync Video, AMD APP or NVIDIA NVENC acceleration. To read more about Intel Quick Sync Video, AMD APP or NVIDIA NVENC acceleration please read Hardware and Settings tutorial.

Please remember that you must adjust your settings to your internet connection upload speed. If you experience any performance problems please reduce video size and/or framerate/bitrate and try again.

Login to your YouTube/Google account

To stream gameplay to YouTube please select YouTube from "Streaming service" dropdown.

Mirillis Action! - Broadcast Settings

Click Login with Google button. Login to your Google account, select your target YouTube account/channel and allow Action! to manage your YouTube account.

If you experience problems when login with Google in Action!, please see chapter "Alternative method for streaming to Youtube using a Stream key".

Mirillis Action! - Login with Google

When you are logged in you can adjust Privacy settings to meet your needs.

Mirillis Action! - Logged in with Google

Set your preferred recording mode

Switch Action! recording mode to "Games and Applications" or "Active screen". Both are great to capture and live stream games.

Mirillis Action! - Games&Applications recording mode

Start streaming to YouTube

Now you can run your game in fullscreen mode. Press Ctrl+F9 hotkey to start gameplay streaming to YouTube. HUD status displays "LIVE" icon showing that gameplay streaming is in progress and also displays number of your current live stream viewers.

Mirillis Action! - Streaming gameplay to YouTube

If you want to check your broadcast online or share a link open web browser and login to your YouTube account.

Alternative method for streaming to Youtube using a Stream key

Alternative method for streaming to YouTube requires to use Custom Streaming service and provide YouTube RTMP server url and your YouTube channel Stream Key. Follow a few steps below to learn how to setup Action!

1. Run Action! and navigate to LIVE tab. Pick Custom Streaming service.

Mirillis Action! - Custom Streaming Service selected

2. Open YouTube page with web browser and log in to your YouTube channel.
Open Video Manager and then LIVE STREAMING option. Scroll down the page and find the ENCODER SETUP information group. Click Reveal button to display your YouTube channel Stream Key.

Mirillis Action! - RTMP URL for

4. Copy and paste both Server URL and Stream Key to Action!
You are ready to live stream to your YouTube channel.

Mirillis Action! - RTMP URL for