Finally. Google’s YouTube rolling out mobile live video for users with 10000 subscribers, yep 10,000 that’s a lot huh!
It seems ages ago when YouTube announced that they were going to start allowing mobile live streaming. Select users have been using it for about 6 months now. Well, it’s finally here, to mere mortals – no that’s not true, mere mortals don’t really have thousands of subs, I think I might have 100 ha! – but the top YouTubers have loads so they are the lucky ones – and even then its only starting to roll out to users with 10,000 followers, or subscribers on Youtube.
Don’t panic apparently the rest of us will get it soon!
YouTube rolling out mobile live video
came from Youtube creators – Google Blog
The mobile Livestreaming was integrated directly into the mobile YouTube app. To start Livestreaming, you just need to open YouTube, press Record, and you’re already live – easy! Streamed videos offer the same features as normal YouTube videos. They can be accessed via the search function, recommendations or playlists and are protected against unauthorised use. Our mobile Livestreaming is based on the stable YouTube infrastructure, so it is as fast and reliable as you are used to by YouTube. We have also worked intensively with hundreds creators to the mobile streaming experience, for example, when streaming on a boat or during live conversations with fans to improve. As a result of their feedback, we slowed down the live chat (it turned out that it was a bit too fast when 2,000 messages per second went into it!) And used us for better streaming quality on different devices.
In addition to YouTube rolling out mobile live video is the new Super Chat which is a new live stream monetization tool.
What is Super Chat!
Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side, let’s say for example, while shopping at Target or playing video games 🙂
So it’s all hotting up on the mobile live streaming front. Will you be live streaming on Youtube when its available or sticking to Facebook live streaming? And how do you use it? Are you using it to promote your business or just for fun? Why not leave me a comment and a link so I can come and watch your live stream where ever you are.