"YouTube brings live streaming to its mobile apps"
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YouTube brings live streaming to its mobile apps
Soon, you'll be able to live stream from the YouTube app.
YouTube announced it will bring live streaming right to its mobile app.
This isn't like Twitter where you need a secondary to handle the streaming.
It will all be baked into one single app.
YouTube released a few screenshots of what live streaming on the YouTube app will look like.
You can choose to make the stream public or not.
If you want to stream without chat, you can do that.
There is also the option to notify your subscribers.
When you're live, the interface is visually similar to Periscope, with a full-screen video fo whatever you're streaming.
Comments appear as bubbles.
As new comments come in, older comments fade away.
The company touts YouTube's peerless infrastructure and says it'll be faster and more reliable than anything out there.
That sounds like a shot at Facebook and Periscope.
YouTube began offering live streaming in 2011, so it has years more experience than those other guys.
Live streaming from the YouTube app will start with a select few partners, like The Young Turks, AIB, and Alice at VidCon.
If you're unfamiliar with VidCon, its tagline is it's for people who love online video.
It caters to content creators, viewers and industry reps.
So when can everybody livestream from the YouTube app The company says a wide rollout will happen soon.
Not to be outdone by YouTube, Facebook announced some new features for Facebook live videos.
If you're streaming, you'll be able to bring in other people to your live stream, kind of like a Skype call.
Facebook will also add waiting rooms where people can wait for a video to start.
Live videos will soon gain the ability to be scheduled.
And when you go live you'll have a new option.
Video filters like SnapChat.
So if you've ever wanted to broadcast as a panda your dreams are coming true.
That's it for this tech news update.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update.
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