Good News: iOS YouTube App Now Has Live Streaming; Bad News: It's Not So Accessible with VoiceOver

iOS & iPadOS

Hey guys,
So it turns out, that if you select the Video button to the right of the YouTube heading, somewhere around there, the Open Camera button is there, but also, along with a go live button. NOTE: Can only be accessed by double tapping on video button.
But although you can still title the stream, adjust publicity settings, chat settings, etc for when you every going live, immediately after that go live button is pressed, the screen for VoiceOver goes blank, meaning any gestures such as swiping left and right, only results in a thunk, which means, no next or previous item.
Has anyone tried going live? And, do you think we should all contact Google about this?
Technically, Google and Apple don't go together, especially when a Google application is on an Apple device.
Please leave your comments on your thoughts on this.



Submitted by jcdjmac (not verified) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

After performing some external testing, their's no accessibility feedback whenever you go Live. but the video automatically saves when you close the app from the app switcher. Hopefully accessibility get's fixed soon. They just launched it.

Submitted by Jessica allred on Friday, January 12, 2018

Yes I have toyed going live and I am just like you I get the blank screen with voiceover yes I think we should contact google about this.