YouTube live streaming coming to mobile app soon. YouTube is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app. They will release the feature to creators first, and will roll out to everyone later on.
On stage at VidCon, YouTube product lead Kurt Wilms revealed the latest feature. Although YouTube is offering live streaming on YouTube since 2011, only to verified channels. The only way to do this was through the Creator Studio.
Also, YouTube claims to be the first to ever broadcast a 360-degree live stream during Coachella. “Over 21 million people tuned in to watch Coachella on YouTube this year.” The blog post states.
YouTube says, once the app gets the integration, it will have all the features regular videos have. You’ll be able to search for them, find them through recommendations and playlists and protect them from unauthorized users”.
YouTube is launching the feature today at VidCon with five selected publishers. The Young Turks, AIB, Platica Polinesia, SacconeJolys, and Alex Wassabi. YouTube promises to roll it out for public soon.
Facebook too has been offering Live video streaming for select publishers. Just two days ago Tumblr announced its own “Live Video” integration. Let’s see how YouTube’s mobile live streaming looks and when they make it available to the public.