YouTube Premiere is a feature that sets a video Live at a specific time and date, and it will play as a Live Video.
This is a good option for sessions or webinars where you are using a pre-recorded video, or if you’d like the video to appear as live. With Premiere, you can make sessions live ahead of schedule, knowing that your video will play at a predetermined time and date.
This support article will show you how to set this up.
Firstly, head to your Youtube Studio page and upload your video using the Upload Arrow icon, or click CREATE, then Upload Videos:
Then follow the steps shown on screen: Details, Video Elements, Checks and Visibility.
Please note: By default you can upload videos up to 15-minutes long.
Verified accounts can upload videos longer than 15-minutes – to verify your Google account go to https://www.youtube.com/verify. The maximum file size you can upload is 256 GB or 12 hours, whichever is less.
Under the Visibility tab, you then click on Schedule to set up the Premiere details.
Firstly choose your Date and Time, and tick Set as Premiere.
You can then click on SET UP PREMIERE and can choose a ‘countdown theme’ from the available options, preview the video and music, and choose your countdown length to be between 1 and 5 minutes.
When you are happy with your settings, click SAVE, and this box will appear:
Copy the video link and then head to your session in Glisser.
Within Glisser, head to your session and click on the Live Streaming tab on the right-hand sidebar, and click on Live Stream Settings.
Click on Live Broadcast and select YouTube as the source, and paste your YouTube video link into the Livestream URL box and click Save.
Now this is saved, you can Go Live on the session whenever you like, and the video will start the Premiere countdown at your chosen start time. Once the countdown is complete, the video will start automatically.
This is the audience view with a YouTube Premiere set up:
There is an icon in the video to tell the viewer then the video will start. Additionally, if the user is signed into their YouTube account, they can click the button to be notified via their YouTube account when the video goes live.
If attendees have Browser Notifications turned on for YouTube, they would also receive a browser notification.
When the Premiere begins, viewers will see the red dot next to “PREM”, indicating that it is a live video. The audience can pause and rewind the video, but not skip ahead of the live timestamp. At the end of the countdown, your video will play with the same PREM and red dot icons.
If the user pauses the video, it will jump back to real-time when they press play.
Once the premiere has finished, the video will automatically change to a published video on YouTube based on your settings.
You can schedule, or re-schedule a Premiere for a video that has already been uploaded or published by changing the Visibility from Public, Private or Unlisted to “Schedule”. Within your Channel Content page, simply click on the Visibility and change the setting.
If you need to amend the start time or date for your Premiere, go to the Content tab on your YouTube channel and click on Premiere under the Visibility column.
If you have any questions about this, please speak to your dedicated CS team members.