YouTube has been streaming important events for many years. It was in 2011 when millions of people around the world watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton. But soon, YouTube will bring live streaming to the palm of everyone’s hands.
As shared on YouTube’s blog on Thursday, YouTube mobile live streaming is just around the corner.
YouTube mobile live streaming will be baked right into the core YouTube mobile app. You won’t need to open anything else, just hit the big red capture button right there in the corner, take or select a photo to use as a thumbnail, and you can broadcast live to your fans and chat in near real time.
Because it’s built right into the YouTube app, mobile live streaming will have all the features your regular videos have—you’ll be able to search for them, find them through recommendations and playlists and protect them from unauthorized uses. And since it uses YouTube’s peerless infrastructure, it’ll be faster and more reliable than anything else out there.
The addition of live streaming through the app will mean more spontaneous ways to share content for users and real-time engagement with viewers.