In a blog post published today, YouTube's Live product lead, Kurt Wilms, outlined new features the team was implementing specifically for those who want to stream games. These updates include low latency alternatives and moderation abilities. Moreover, users can use an automated system that can flag problematic messages for review. The one's streaming would also opt into features which are going to possibly hold inappropriate messages to be reviewed. YouTube says that as users review more messages, the system will get better at identifying the types of messages that they want to hold for review. Now we're bringing the feature to the main YouTube app so you can live stream your painting from Procreate, your race from Asphalt 8, your MOBA gameplay from Vainglory and more from any app that supports ReplayKit. Users will also be able to use their phone's microphone and front-facing camera to add audio and video commentary to the stream. The new Live Chat features will allow inline moderation, which will allow you (the content-creator) to quickly moderate your chat feed by simply pressing and holding the "alt/option" button on your keyboard, which will pause the chat feed.
No matter what you're streaming, you'll be doing it with lower latency, or less of a delay between when you broadcast the video and when people actually see the feed.
YouTube introduced some tweaks to its live streaming service Monday morning that are created to make it easier to use the service for esports live streams - which happens to be the bread and butter of Amazon-owned Twitch. As mentioned before YouTube is also facilitating a screen casting process which works with all apps that support Apple Replaykit. That means, whether you are playing a game or drawing a sketch you can directly stream to the YouTube.
To change your live stream latency in events, go to youtube.com/my_live_events select +New live stream / Edit Advanced Settings Stream Optimizations select a stream latency option save your changes. A recent report from StreamLabs confirmed that YouTube is seeing growth in viewership and users, especially compared to Twitch, but the latter company is superior at monetizing its viewership. On the other hand, the same study found they were ahead of services like Facebook Live and Periscope from Twitter. Currently, anyone with even a 100 subscribers can live stream from their Android or iPhone directly.