New to YouTube? In this tutorial, we will be learning how you can stream on YouTube with Melon. You will need a YouTube account, so make sure you have your login credentials or create an account before you begin.
Once you're ready, head to melonapp.com to get started and log in with your YouTube account.
1. Enable Microphone and Camera
First, make sure that you enable microphone and camera access. If you log in for the first time, make sure you click allow to both camera and mic. If there are any issues, please reload the site and make sure you grant access. You can double-check that access is granted by clicking on the little lock icon on the left of the URL address bar near https. Right-click there and ensure that Melon is granted permissions to microphone and camera.
2. Add Yourself to the Stream
Now you want to add yourself to the streaming canvas, which is the screen in the middle. Remember, whatever appears on this screen is what will appear on stream. Add yourself to the canvas by hovering over your camera feed and clicking "Show on Stream."
3. Verify Your Account
Next, you need to verify your account with YouTube. This is a crucial step if this is your first time streaming to YouTube. Please don't forget to do it. Go to YouTube and get that done. It's a one click action, but it's a requirement set by YouTube for new accounts. It takes 24 hours to get verified, so please plan ahead of time. Once done, you'll need to go live from YouTube Studio directly for at least couple seconds in order to start streaming with Melon. This is specific requirement that applies to YouTube only so please make sure you did that before you start streaming with Melon.
For more information on verifying your YouTube account, check out: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171664?hl=en
4. Go LiveTry Melon Free
Finally, assuming the camera and microphone are enabled, and your account is verified, click "Go Live" at the bottom of the screen. A modal will pop up with the different platforms that you can stream to. Select YouTube, and you will be prompted to input your YouTube login information.
Once complete, the next step is to select the permission type for your stream. There are three options:
As the name suggests, a public stream means that anyone on YouTube can view it. The benefits of a public stream are that there is an opportunity for any of the millions of people on YouTube to find your content. It's great for brand awareness, and it's a great way to grow your subscriber count.
Private streams are the most secure type of streams on YouTube. They are only visible for up to fifty people you invite. But remember, they don't appear in search results or recommendations. Private streams can be useful when you only want a select group of individuals to watch. For example, if you wanted to host a private live stream for your patrons, wanted to share internally with your company, or wanted to test an event before going public.
The last kind of stream is unlisted. This is like a hybrid between public and private streams, in that an infinite number of people can watch the screen at any given time, but your video won't appear in search results or recommendations. Additionally, individuals will be able to share your stream link with anyone they wish.
After you've selected the option that best suits you, click next and input your stream title and description. This will appear on YouTube and be the first thing that your viewers see when they watch your stream, so make it catchy! Once you're ready, click "Go Live," you will be live on YouTube.