Google has made it pretty hard to live stream to YouTube, at least on mobile. Previously, one needed to have at least 10,000 subscribers to be able to share live whatever it is that is happening in their lives, interesting or not, on the video sharing platform on mobile.
Then that requirement dropped to just 1,000 subscribers.
Going forward, anyone will be able to go live on YouTube, just like they go live from their phones on Facebook or Instagram or Periscope, without any serious restriction at all.
“The only requirements are a verified channel and no live stream restrictions in the last 90 days,” notes popular Android fan site Android Police which broke the news just as Google I/O 2017, where the same was confirmed, was getting started.
According to Google, the number of creators live streaming on the platform has grown four times in the last one year.
In the last one year, YouTube content has been viewed over a billion hours a day.
Google is one of several Google services and products that have over a billion monthly active users.