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Google's answer to Periscope is YouTube Connect?

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Google's answer to Periscope is YouTube Connect?
Live personal streaming was arguably the biggest thing to come from social media last year. Apps like Meerkat and Periscope turned anyone into a video streaming star. And if you have a bit of an ego, like the CEO of a certain carrier, your whole day can be on Periscope as followers get to watch you handle even the most mundane task.

Meerkat was pretty much crushed by Twitter owned Periscope. With the latter, your streaming feed can be watched on Twitter by your followers, or shown in private to people you select. Those with the Periscope app can watch replays of interesting videos on demand. While Meerkat is in the process of reinventing itself, a big company is rumored to be prepping an app that will be a competitor to Periscope.

A report published today says that Google is working on YouTube Connect, a live streaming app that will challenge both Periscope and Facebook Live. You should be able to log in using your Google or YouTube account, and quickly start live streaming. A news feed allows you to track the latest videos from your friends or from accounts you follow. Live streams can be watched from the YouTube Connect app, and from YouTube.

YouTube already has live streaming capabilities from its Creator Studio feature, but it is not competitive. And that is why YouTube Complete is reportedly in the works. While there is no specific launch date, there is some talk that YouTube Connect will be out around the time that Google I/O begins this year. The developer conference runs from May 18th to May 20th.

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source: VentureBeat

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posted on 24 Mar 2016, 00:12

1. Unordinary (Posts: 1162; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Techie should make a Periscope live stream of why he hates Apple. If you fall asleep, don't worry, he'll still be there when you wake up.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 01:11 1

2. RoboticEngi (Posts: 583; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Already can do personal video live stream to YouTube from phone now.....

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 03:46 1

3. fancollo (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


i always thought that hangouts with the live hangouts would already be something like that and google could improve on it. but seeing what a great tool like google talk became with the seriously lacking hangouts app and now youtube connect, i guess hangouts is going to go away pretty soon. what an incredible waste of software development/engineering...

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