YouTube launches live streaming for all

YouTube has opened up live streaming options to all verified YouTube channels that are “in good standing” – adhering to the site’s community guidelines and have not infringed on others’ copyright.

YouTube said it is rolling out the feature in the newt few weeks, with users able to access the live streaming options from their account feature page.

The move comes after YouTube opened up live streaming options for the first time to any channel that had more than 1,000 subscribers back in May.

Prior to that, live streaming options had only been available to selected partners in order to air tentpole events such as the Coachella music festival coverage, and Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking, Red Bull-sponsored skydive.