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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6 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Good stuff PA.

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

That setting is there for me. Logged in on laptop

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

buy a Motorola

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Ah yes, lovely Sammy software jamming up the works, again. I've been using YT Live on my Xperia Z3v first try, no problem

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

Cool story, bro. Enjoy your lovely device that Verizon will dump support on shortly.

6. amandapagliari

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

I tried follow you but I cannot see Third-party tools in my account. I have a business account on google, is it the problem? :( :( I have a S6 and I can`t make share my live videos ... heeeelp

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