Can't get the YouTube Live broadcast on the Galaxy S6 or Note 5 to work? Here's how to do it!


With the new Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung launched a Live streaming function for the camera app. With the help of YouTube, you can now broadcast live, straight from your phone. The feature has also become available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, via an update, just in case you were wondering.

The way you activate it is, you go in the Camera app, choose “Mode” and select “Live”. Then, all you need to do is log in with your Google credentials. It sounds pretty easy, straightforward, and user-friendly. Unfortunately, it is not, as you will soon be met with the mysterious message “You are already enabled for this feature”. It may sound positive, but it will, in fact, block you from broadcasting and require you to sign in over and over again. Weird.

So, here's a fix for this rather peculiar problem – unfortunately, it's not a quick one and you will need to use a PC to do it. Let's dive right in!

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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
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  • Battery 2550 mAh
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Galaxy S6 edge
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Galaxy S6 edge+
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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
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Galaxy Note5
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
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