YouTube Opens Mobile Live Streaming

Updated: May 2, 2018

YouTube, the worlds leading online video platform, is today making some serious moves to compete with Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope to be the number one go-to platform for live video streaming.


YouTube proudly announced that they have been supporting live streaming since way back in 2011! They also mentioned how in 2016, we witnessed the most-viewed political live streams of all time – the 2016 U.S. presidential debates – and they launched the world’s first 360-degree live streaming support with full 4K video, at scale and for free.


YouTube have today announced that they are turning on live video recording directly from its mobile app for creators who have at least 10,000 subscribers.



"It’s a launch that’ll put the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity."

YouTube have roll out the new mobile live streaming feature to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers (the rest of you will have it soon!).


Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live! - This really is an awesome feature for creators and fans alike. Also, streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorised use.


With the live streaming function being run by YouTube, you can also rely on it having YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable.


We think this feature is going to be awesome and really change the dynamic of going live on YouTube. It's also going to be a great feature to use with Super Chat, which rolled out to creators not long ago.


What do you think of this awesome new feature? Let us know in the comments below.


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