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How to live stream your iPhone and iPad gaming sessions to YouTube

(Kind of) Good news for gamers: you can do a YouTube live streaming of your gaming sessions on iOS 9 – this in a non-official way.

Google released YouTube Gaming for iPhone and Android a while ago, and today the news broke that the search giant intends to let users of the latter platform stream their mobile gaming sessions soon.

Well, AirServer made sure iOS gamers were included too, thanks to a new update to its streaming software. If you haven´t heard of AirServer, this is a piece of software that enables users to stream wirelessly content from their iOS, Android or Windows devices to a Mac or PC.

The new Mac and PC AirServer version enables iOS users to do a live streaming gaming session on YouTube directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

To achieve this, you need to make sure you have the live streaming option enabled on YouTube. Head to YouTube´s Features section and turn the “Live Streaming” option by accepting Google´s terms and conditions.

You also need a streaming software for desktop computers like Wirecast, and to enable the YouTube streaming feature on said software (you can add your YouTube channel on the “Output Configuration” tab inside Wirecast´s Output menu.)

Download and open AirServer or your Mac and PC. Click the “Use in Trial mode” button to start casting your iPhone or iPad´s screen to your computer.

Now, go to your iOS device and invoke Control Center by dragging your finger up at the bottom of the screen. Select your computer´s name in the AirPlay section and make sure the mirror option is enabled.

The “Play” section inside AirServer will display a Live button. Tap on it and access to your YouTube channel by using your Google credentials.

AirServer lets you select the streaming quality and enable the iSight camera. Just open a game on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to start your live streaming session.

Your YouTube channel will display your streaming and the number or people watching it. I tried AirServer´s YouTube feature and found that it´s better to stream from an iPhone in case of a slow internet connection.

Take a look at my short live stream:

This way, iOS users can stream games in a non-official way until Google brings this feature to YouTube Gaming´s mobile app for Apple devices. What do you think of AirServer´s streaming feature?