According to a new report recently released by Ooyala, close to 57 percent of all video content around the world were viewed by people using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. While that percentage is a new record high for mobile users across the globe, it bears noting that those based in the Asia Pacific region are the most voracious viewers of videos, accounting for 61 percent of all mobile viewed video content.
It seems YouTube is making its mobile live streaming feature more and more available to all users by reducing the number of subscribers needed for one to enjoy access to the functionality. But Google is making it clear that it still is not made available to everybody. Officially, YouTube mobile live streaming can only be accessed by a limited number of account holders for now.
Twitter has recently revealed that it is joining forces with Live Nation in order to start exclusively live streaming video of concert events. The social media giant is reportedly already lining up a formidable lineup of recording artists, including Train, Portugal The Man, August Alsina, and Marian Hill. This coming May 13th, Zac Brown Band is said to be scheduled to air a live musical performance.
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.
When Netflix began offering support for offline viewing for devices late last year, it only did so for handsets that are powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. But this year, the company is now introducing the same feature to the Windows 10 platform, as first reported by MSPoweruser.
Yet another major wireless carrier in the United States is making a move to expand into digital media. Sprint has recently announced this week that it has purchased one third of Tidal, the music streaming subscription service owned by rap superstar Jay Z and other music recording stars. Sure, Sprint’s move may not be as big as Verizon Wireless’ and AT&T’s, but it is a significant one nonetheless.
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.
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