When you are creating your Live event, YouTube now gives you an option to choose the quality of your event (from 360p all the way to 1080p). To be considered for 720p and higher quality streaming, a channel must have done the following:

  • Have normal live streaming enabled on the channel.
  • Demonstrated responsible use of the live streaming feature (no strikes, no content which is flagged under community guidelines, etc).
  • Used the live streaming feature on a regular basis over a period of months, we recommend at least 4.

You no longer need to contact us to enable 720p streaming since it is now an option for all of our partners!