YouTube Will Add A Live-Streaming Feature To Its Mobile App As Expected

It’s not enough just to have a video service, technology companies these days are now falling all over themselves to deliver those videos live to social audiences. As predicted a few months back, YouTube will be the latest to join the live-streaming fray, with a new feature that will allow users to broadcast live from mobile devices. This way, everyone will get to see how funny your cat is in real time.

At first, only certain creators on YouTube will have access to the feature, which seems a lot like Twitter’s Periscope function, with comments from other users scrolling over the screen as the video plays:

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Streamers and viewers will be able to search live broadcasts the same way they search recorded videos as well. YouTube says its offering has an edge over rivals, noting that because it “uses YouTube’s peerless infrastructure, it’ll be faster and more reliable than anything else out there.”

There’s no timeline on when regular users will get the new feature, with YouTube saying only that it launched live-streaming on Thursday with a select list of video creators at VidCon, “and will be rolling it out more widely soon.”

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