July 15, 2020

How to Live Streaming YI 4K Action Camera

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Live Streaming YI 4K Action Camera

How to Live Streaming using the Xiaomi Action Camera, or the Xiaomi YI 4K Action Camera can be used as a webcam. Firmware (1.3.3) on Yi 4K has made it possible to do Live recording.

Here is a tutorial on How to Live Streaming YI 4K Action Camera Directly to:

  • Facebook profile
  • Facebook page
  • Youtube Channels

Please note that Live Streaming is only available on YI 4K + and YI 4K action cameras. If you wear anything else then you can’t do it. This is because the firmware from YI Lite or YI Discovery & other YI action cameras does not support.

Yi Cameras is the first action camera to offer live streaming. GoPro Hero7 black and SJCAM SJ9 Strike are the main competitors that implement this feature.

How to Live Stream YI 4K to Facebook

Check your privacy settings on a Facebook account. Open the Application and look for the YI Action Camera Application. Check the viewers of the post for who it’s seen and select “public” or “friends” to whom you want to make your live stream visible!

Facebook Privacy Settings

  1. Open the YI Action App on your smartphone and click “Plus” in the upper right corner and “Create Live”.
  2. Select your Wi-Fi and enter your password. If you want to use your mobile Wi-Fi, you must create a hotspot from your cellphone and select it. You can also choose the quality and bit rate according to your internet connection.
  3. Enter a title for your live stream, select a thumbnail by clicking on the image and entering a tag. This setting applies to broadcasts via the YI Application. Choose a live streaming platform, Facebook for that matter. If you have not yet connected your YI Application to your Facebook account, you must authorize it first.
  4. A QR code is generated and displayed on your mobile.
  5. Select the “Direct” mode on the YI 4K Action Camera.
  6. Scan the QR code on the phone with your YI camera.

7. After connecting to Wi-Fi and the server is successful, Live Stream will start.
8. Now you can watch on Facebook and YI Action App.

How to Stream YI 4K Directly to YouTube

To make a live stream on YouTube, you need a computer to see its specific URL. Then save it to your cellphone, so you can stream it directly without the next computer!

  1. Open your YouTube channel – maker studio – Live stream – Stream now.
  2. There you will find “Encoder Settings” with Server URL & Name / Stream key.
    • Copy the URL and include the key after you connect:
    • for example :
      • rtmp: //a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/••••••••
      (because this is a unique key for each channel, I can’t display my key here)
  3. Open the YI Action App on your smartphone and click “Plus” in the upper right corner and “Create Live”.
  4. Select your Wi-Fi and enter your password. If you want to use your mobile Wi-Fi, you must create a hotspot from your cellphone and select it. You can also choose the quality and bit rate according to your internet connection.
  5. Enter a title for your live stream, select a thumbnail by clicking on the image and entering a tag. This setting applies to broadcasts via the YI Application. You must enter a title & description on YouTube on the Live Streaming setup page.
  6. Select the live streaming platform, this time select “custom” and enter the URL you created earlier:
  7. A QR code is generated and displayed on your mobile.
  8. Select the Live mode on the YI 4K Action Camera.
  9. Scan the QR code on the phone with your YI camera.
  10. After connecting to Wi-Fi and the server is successful, Live Stream will start.

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