YouTube Opens Mobile Live Streaming to Creators With Over 10,000 Subscribers, Launches Paid 'Super Chat' Feature

by admin February 11, 2017 at 11:05 pm

YouTube on Tuesday began letting popular online video personalities live broadcast on the go using mobile devices, ramping up a challenge to Facebook and Twitter in the live-streaming arena.

Google-owned YouTube has supported live streaming of video through computers for about six years, even broadcasting US presidential debates online.

The new YouTube mobile live streaming feature allows content creators whose channels have more than 10,000 subscribers to broadcast through apps tailored for mobile devices such as smartphones, according to product managers Barbara Macdonald and Kurt Wilms.

“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,” Macdonald and Wilms said in a blog post.

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They promised that the live stream feature would be available more broadly on YouTube soon.