Some may remember that back in February earlier this year, YouTube had started to allow users to directly live stream to their channel from their mobile devices. That capability, however, had only been made available to people with at least 10,000 subscribers. Well, here is some good news -- the world’s most popular source of video content has since reduced the requirement to just 1,000 subscribers.
According to the most popular social media platform around the world, one out of five videos shared on its network are now Live videos. And as pointed out by Fidji Simo, the head of video at Facebook, the Live broadcasting watch time on a daily basis has increased four fold in the past twelve months.
Facebook may not have beaten YouTube to deploying 4K 360 live streaming, but it did get the jump on Twitter’s Periscope. This week, the biggest social media platform in the planet officially launched initial support for 360 degree live streams.
The Big Red has just unveiled a new service that should delight sports fans who love to watch their favorite sports via their mobile devices. Here comes Stream Pass -- Verizon Wireless’ new live sports streaming feature that will not affect the user’s monthly data allotments. This new feature is currently rolling out to all Verizon subscribers that use its Go90 mobile streaming app.
During this year’s VidCon (an event focusing on the online video market) held in the city of Anaheim, California, YouTube took the opportunity to reveal that it has added a live streaming feature to its mobile app. It appears that live streaming features have become the rage right now, with Facebook touting its Live feature while Twitter has its Periscope, and YouTube would do well to join in on the program.
While Periscope and Meerkat are busy battling each other, a new live streaming app has arrived in town. Recently just launched, this new app is called Mirrativ (combining the words mirror and narrative), and it basically allows users to broadcast whatever is happening on the display screen of their smartphone or tablet.
Users of GoPros will now be allowed to stream live videos from their action cameras. This piece of news was revealed by Meerkat just recently during this year’s VidCon online video convention held at the city of Anaheim in Orange County, California.
Periscope, the live video streaming app developed by Twitter, has finally been made available on the Android mobile operating system. The social media giant debuted its Periscope mobile app on the iOS platform early this year, and now it is doing the same to the Android platform. It has been a rather significant wait, but through the efforts of Sara Haider (formerly of Twitter for Android, who now heads the company's Android app development projects), the app can now be used by Android users everywhere.
While its rival Periscope was busy celebrating the fact that many viewers of the much-hyped Mayweather-Pacquiao fight chose to watch the match on Periscope instead of on HBO or Showtime, Meerkat continues to add enhancements to its mobile app. And this time around, the latest update could allow Meerkat to break out from its dependence on Twitter (which owns Periscope).
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