YouTube has announced the arrival of a new feature to its application for iOS and Android that can transmit live content. A story that caught not much surprise as they did not want to stay behind other services available.
A few days ago Twitter announced the integration of streaming videos Periscope in your own application, and on the other hand Facebook is strongly pushing its capabilities to transmit live video. Now these two networks also adds YouTube, the video platform par excellence.
From YouTube they indicate that more than 21 million people tuned in to watch Coachella through its platform this year. On the other hand, highlights other important events were broadcast live on YouTube and gathered many pesonas, as the royal wedding in 2011 or jump from space Felix Baumgartner in 2012.
Streaming video from the mobile is booming
The company explains that the function of streaming live from the mobile is very simple and will not need any other application. Users only need to click on the "big red button capture" and then type or choose a photo to be the miniature video before start broadcasting.
As for the interface broadcast from mobile, I must say that is very similar to that offered by other applications such as Periscope. It has an area for chat and information about the number of people who are watching this live, as well as other data, while the button "Finish" is in the upper right corner.
The live video will be treated as any other YouTube video. Users can look for them, find them through recommendations and playlists. On the other hand, YouTube says his live broadcasts will be faster and more reliable than any other.
Finally, from 9to5Mac they say that this feature is available and for some users and will gradually deployed to all users of the platform. Remember that the YouTube app for iOS is free and you can get it in the App Store for both iPhone and iPad.