How to Find Your YouTube Stream Key in 2021

Posted by StreamerStartup on January 2, 2020

Tired of Looking for Your Stream Key?

YouTube is continually changing its layout, which might make finding your Stream Key difficult. We’re going to give you the steps to make sure you know how to find your YouTube stream key.

We also wrote guides for the other platforms here: Twitch and Mixer.

The easy route is merely using the link here: My Stream Key, which will bring you directly to the main page where you can find your YouTube stream key. All you need to do there is scroll down to the Encoder Setup section and reveal your key.

If You Want to Do It Manually...

If you want to do it manually, follow along below.

First, start by going to YouTube and either logging into your account or create an account.

Secondly, once this completed, at the top right corner, click your profile and click on YouTube Studio.
You will end up on your YouTube Studio page.

Please note: if you haven’t been in here yet, you will need to click on the Get Started button and verify your account (usually via mobile text/call).
Thirdly, on the left, you will click on the Stream Now option (under Live Streaming), which will bring you to the Streaming dashboard screen. 

You will need to scroll down to the Encoder Setup section, where you will see your Stream Key. You will need to click on the Reveal button to see the hidden stream key. 

The server URL is also listed here in case your software requests it.
Finally, you’ll have about 10 seconds that it gives you to copy your key before it hides it again. 

Make sure you copy it quickly! 

In Conclusion

We hope you liked our guide on how to find your YouTube stream key. All that is left now is to enter it in your streaming program of choice and start streaming/creating content.

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