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Last active May 12, 2024 00:26
How to stream permanently from a YouTube channel with a Raspberry Pi


This tutorial explains, how you can program your Pi so that it automatically tries to connect to a specific YouTube live stream link at startup and always tries to reconnect if the connection is lost. My personal use case was for my grandpa to watch a live stream of his local church without the need to understand YouTube/internet. If you want a permanent stream of a specific channel, use the following link format:<channel-id>/live (ID can be found with online tools like YouTube Channel ID Finder). This Gist should also work with other streaming services, if they are supported by Streamlink.


  1. Install a useful OS. This tutorial assumes the Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit).
  2. Setup an internet connection.
  3. Install the latest stable version of Streamlink. Older versions have problems with the more recent YouTube API. For the instal
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Last active June 18, 2021 08:01 — forked from why-not/
Automatically Shutting Down Google Cloud VM (when idle AND no one is logged in via SSH)
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