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Latest iOS 10 betas add live streaming support via dedicated services

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Latest iOS 10 betas add live streaming via dedicated services

The ReplayKit framework, introduced by Apple in iOS 9, is getting updated with live streaming capabilities, similar to those of YouTube Gaming and Twitch. Up until now, ReplayKit allowed for in-app video recordings, which could later be shared, but offered nothing in the way of live broadcasting. This has changed with the latest iOS 10 developer and public betas, with the first app to support the feature apparently being Apple's Swift Playgrounds.


A Reddit user by the name of Coldplayer42 has provided a couple of screenshots from the app, running on iOS 10 developer beta 2, that showcase a new menu option titled “Broadcast Live”, which was not available in previous beta versions.

Users will eventually be able to choose between different apps to handle live streaming – perhaps from a dedicated category in the App Store – as selecting the option brings up a message with a prompt to “Find Broadcasting Apps”. Reddit users are reporting that some games, such as Asphalt 8, can already be streamed live using Twitch and YouTube Gaming through the new built-in option. Judging by other comments, the new feature will apparently only be available on 64-bit devices, so tough luck if you are still rocking anything older than an iPhone 5s or an iPad Air.

To try out the latest iOS 10 beta, head over to our tutorial on how to install the latest iOS 10 public and developer betas.



source: Reddit via Redmond Pie

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