Last month we reported some YouTube users with less than 10k subscribers were able to live stream from mobile devices, but as of yesterday Google made it official that any user with over 1,000 subscribers can now utilize the built-in feature.
“Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love,” said Google in a press release.
The feature can be used on both Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets, and also lets users monetize the live videos and include in playlists. In addition, users can ask for donations to feature comments from subscribers with the “Super Chat” option.
The live streams can be found through YouTube’s existing search function, playlists, or recommendations, and are protected from unauthorized use.
Thinking of live-streaming someone else’s content for monetary gain? Think twice. Earlier this month YouTube started cracking down on content thieves by only paying ad revenue to channels with over 10,000 lifetime views.