Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Tutorial: Use and Manage Live Broadcasting Feature

This content will teach you how to use Live broadcast with your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (#Samsung #GalaxyS6EdgePlus). Live Broadcast is among the latest features built directly into the native camera app on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus. It appears to be the company’s play against popular live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat.

Live Broadcast is a unique camera mode that allows you to instantly live stream from the Camera app via YouTube. With this feature, you can broadcast your own live video on YouTube, share a video link with your friends for them to watch it in real time. All you’ve got to do first is connect your phone to the Internet either through mobile data or Wi-Fi network.

Important Notes:

  • Additional charges may apply for broadcasting via the mobile network depending on your data plan. Please contact your network operator/carrier for more information on charges for live broadcast through mobile data network.
  • You need to sign in to your Google account before you start using this feature.
  • YouTube account settings must be set to “allow uploads on any network” in order to use Live broadcast.
  • A video link to your broadcast can only be sent to and viewed by people who are saved as contacts in your phone.
  • Auto-save feature must be activated for you to save videos of your live broadcasts on your device. Your videos can be accessed and viewed on your phone’s Gallery.

How to use Live Broadcast on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

To start your first Live broadcast, launch the Camera app and switch to video recording mode. Here’s a complete guide for you to refer to:

  1. Touch the Camera app shortcut from the Home screen. If not available, touch Apps, and then touch Camera to launch the app.
  2. From the camera viewfinder screen, touch Mode.
  3. Scroll to and touch Live Broadcast to continue.
  4. Sign in to your Google account to start using Live Broadcast.
  • If you are prompted with the Sign-in to YouTube window, just touch the Sign-in button and enter the email address and password associated with your YouTube account.
  • As requisite, Live Broadcast will access your basic profile information and YouTube account. To accept the app permission, touch OK.
  1. When prompted, read and review the terms and conditions, and then touch Agree.
  2. Touch the default name under Live Broadcast to change your channel’s name, and then enter a new name.
  3. Touch Settings, to set your broadcast as public or private, and then select Privacy.
  • To share your link with viewers before starting your broadcast, touch Invite, touch to select the desired contact(s), and touch Done.
  1. Touch the Live button when you’re ready to start broadcasting.
  2. To end your broadcast, touch the Stop button.
  • The broadcast will then be uploaded to YouTube automatically. It may take some time to upload your video to YouTube depending on the size of your video file. Just wait.
  1. Touch the Share button, to share a saved copy of the broadcast with others.
  2. Select the option you prefer for sharing your broadcast.
  3. To continue with this guide, touch to select Email.

Your recipients will be able to click the link once you send the link to them. By then, they can start viewing your broadcast. You may choose either the front-facing or main (rear) camera for live broadcasting.

There are certain options you can set while using Live Broadcasting service on your device. You can set options to:

  • Set video resolution to broadcast. Available resolutions include FHD, HD, 480P and 240P.
  • Access priority of video after completing to broadcast video
  • Automatically save video when it’s done.
  • Manage YouTube account settings.
  • Switch to other Google accounts.

What to do if you are unable to sign in to your YouTube account?

Some users have claimed they encounter an error prompt saying, “Already Enabled” while attempting to stream live on YouTube. The error is shown on top of the image and usually displays after the quick sign-in process. After that, nothing else happens. This error occurs when you try to live stream with a YouTube channel that is a sub-account of their Gmail account address.

In case you will encounter the same error while using Live Broadcast on your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, here’s a working solution for you to try on.

  1. First, access and manage the Google Plus page associated with your desired YouTube channel.
  2. On your Google+ Page, scroll to and click on Pages from the menu options.
  3. Choose the page that is linked to the YouTube you want to use by clicking the “Manage this page.”
  4. Click the icon or logo for your channel, located on the upper-right corner and select Settings.
  5. On the Settings page, scroll down until you see the “Third Party tools.”
  6. Click on “Set up a password” to continue.
  7. When prompted, create a password for the random Google Plus Page address.
  • Once your password is setup, everything is all set.
  1. Launch the Camera app again and enable live streaming.
  2. Click the Settings icon or navigate to Accounts in the Settings app.
  3. Add the new Google Plus Page address as an account to your Galaxy S6 Edge plus.
  4. If prompted, select the new account from the Camera’s live streaming settings and agree to the Live Broadcast permissions.

Once you’ve added the account and configured the required settings, you should be able to live stream from your Galaxy device without any interrupting errors.

More Tips on Live Video Broadcasting with your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

  • With the Live Broadcasting feature, you can easily invite your friends and family via SNS, Email, and SMS because the feature is linked with Contacts or Share Via feature on the phone.
  • Live Broadcast supports various types of devices from smartphones to TVs, tablets, and PCs.
  • Live broadcasting service supports seamless video.
  • High resolution (FHD) is also supported and the video can be saved on YouTube automatically, making it available to watch anytime.
  • During the broadcast, live chats are also available among viewers and they too can like or dislike your broadcast.
  • With Live Broadcast, you can schedule streams or push them live immediately. Streams are up to 1080p resolution at 60fps.
  • While broadcasting, you can alert your social media friends without interrupting the stream.

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