Printed from http://www.electronista.com

YouTube testing live video streaming

updated 09:50 am EDT, Mon September 13, 2010

YouTube ready for livestreaming trial

YouTube this morning made its live streaming plans official with word that it would start trials. The approach works through a user's existing YouTube channel and follows the same approach as a service like Justin.tv, Qik or Ustream: users need only a FireWire or USB video camera and have access to live comments for any ongoing show. It's not stated but is implied that finished shows will be archived as regular YouTube clips.

The testing starts at 11AM Eastern today with a live broadcast of Rocketboom and will run through only until late Tuesday. YouTube hasn't said when it expects to make live YouTube a regular feature but has already been using it for Google keynotes and other special events, such as the Arcade Fire's recent Madison Square Garden show.

Adding live support may have a significant impact on YouTube's mobile apps, which could eventually be updated to include live streaming and not just uploading for already finished videos. Google has been late to live video and has watched as some podcasts and other services have had to go elsewhere to host their live sessions.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News