YouTube for iOS can now live stream ReplayKit apps and games

YouTube for iPhone and iPad now supports Apple’s ReplayKit for live streaming iOS apps. ReplayKit is an Apple framework first introduced in iOS 9 that lets developers offer screen casting features to users; iOS 10 added the ability to also live stream online.

To get started, you’ll need to be running iOS 10.2 or later on a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You’ll also need the latest version of YouTube for iOS (version 12.34) and at least 100 subscribers to live stream from the mobile app. Live streaming from apps using ReplayKit can capture both what is seen on the iPhone or iPad as well as audio from the user like voiceovers, and video can be captured from the front-facing camera.

YouTube Gaming for iOS first added support for Apple’s ReplayKit back in June, and today’s YouTube update brings support to the primary app. This could promote the use of ReplayKit-powered live streaming on YouTube from apps that aren’t necessarily games like illustration software such as Procreate which uses the framework.