YouTube makes you verify a channel before you can livestream to it with sidelineHD. If you've livestreamed to your channel before, these steps should not be necessary.  If you're visual, here is a video to demo setup: YouTube Video - How to Create and Verify YouTube Channel

Creating and verifying a YouTube channel for livestreaming

I don’t have a YouTube channel. How do create one?

Instructions for desktop and laptop users

  1. Go to

  2. Sign in via the button on the top right if necessary

  1. Click on the profile avatar on the top right, then select SETTINGS.


  1. Follow the steps provided by YouTube. Feel free to give your viewers as much or as little information as desired. Once completed, you should see “Your channel” a refresh might be necessary. Once created you must complete the steps below on a computer or in desktop mode to ENABLE LIVESTREAMING.

Instructions for mobile users 

NOTE:  You can setup your first YouTube Channel on Mobile but the final step of enabling livestreaming must be completed on a desktop or mobile.

  1. Go to the YouTube mobile app

  2. Sign in if necessary

  3. Select the profile picture in the top right corner of the screen

  1. Select YOUR CHANNEL from the options provided then click CREATE YOUR CHANNEL.

I have a YouTube channel. Now what? ENABLE LIVESTREAMING!

You will need to verify your channel for livestreaming if you’ve never streamed to it before.

*YouTube requires that you do following steps on a laptop or desktop computer*

  1. Go to Select the “CREATE” icon in the top right corner as shown below.

  1. Select “GO LIVE

  1. Select “REQUEST


  1. YouTube may ask you to verify your phone number. If necessary, follow those instructions by selecting “VERIFY”.

  1. Go back to the YouTube tab you were working off of before and refresh the page. You should see the message below with a countdown timer. That is good!

  1. In 24 hours, go back to, go to the “STREAMING” tab, and then select “LINK YOUTUBE”. Select the Google account that you made the channel with and “ALLOW” all permissions.

  1. Hopefully this works and you see your YouTube channel on the sidelineHD streaming tab as shown below. If this does not work, please make sure that your 24 hours have passed. If you waited and still can’t get it, you can contact support by messaging sidelineHD’s Facebook page.