How to Become a YouTube Celebrity

Updated October 02, 2015

Get ready to be the next Internet sensation. With the Live Broadcast mode on the Galaxy S6 edge+, you can upload videos directly to YouTube on the fly, wherever you are. The camera's built-in image stabilization and low-light sensor ensures you look great in every video. So check your hair and clear your voice. You'll be going live in three... two... one...

Set Up YouTube for Live Streaming

Before starting your first live broadcast, make sure you have Live Streaming enabled in the Creative Studio section of your YouTube Dashboard. Your account needs to be in good standing and verified using your cell phone number. Account verification also frees you from YouTube's standard 15-minute limit, so you can broadcast as long as you like.

Using Live Broadcast Mode

Launch the Camera on your Galaxy S6 edge+ by double-pressing the Home button. Tap the Mode icon and select Live Broadcast. The first time you select this option, you'll be prompted to sign in to YouTube with your Google account. Select which camera you want to use, either the 5MP front-facing selfie camera, or the higher resolution 16MP rear-facing camera.

Live Broadcast Settings

To change your privacy and resolution options, tap Settings while in Live Broadcast mode. You'll notice there's an Unlisted Privacy option—don't use that. Use the Public option. Otherwise, the only people who will see the video are those you give the link to. If you're using the 16MP rear camera, you can crank the resolution all the way up to UHD, for stunning 4K broadcasts.

Share Broadcasts and Invite Your Friends

To get a link to your video that you can share online, tap the Share icon at any time—even in the middle of your broadcast. If you want to send a link privately to your personal contacts, use the Invite icon. To fast-track your stardom, use the Share link every time you broadcast.

Going Live

Know where you're going with your video before you start recording. If you're new to YouTube, you might want to rehearse once or twice first. If you're nervous, take a few deep breaths, and you'll start to relax in no time. When you're ready to go, tap the Live icon to start recording. Your video is beamed directly to YouTube. When you're done with your broadcast, tap Stop.

Moving On to YouTube Stardom

Views are important on YouTube, but subscribers are your true fans. They're the ones who don't want to miss any of your upcoming videos. So remind people to subscribe before signing off on your broadcast and let them know when you'll be back.

If you get stuck for new ideas, ask your viewers what they want to see next. Then go check your email and comments for feedback, as well as for the inevitable endorsement opportunities and Hollywood film contracts soon headed your way.

Photo Credits: Shauna Hundeby/Demand Media

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