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Move Over Periscope, Meerkat and Blab… Samsung + YouTube Just Upped The Live Broadcasting Ante!

August 14th, 2015 by Christen

There’s nothing new under the sun…and while many of us were clamoring to jump on the latest social media bandwagon and becoming super users of live broadcasting apps like Periscope and Blab – Samsung and YouTube were busy changing the live broadcasting game, forever!

 

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Google has just introduced YouTube Live Broadcast. It’s a new special feature on the recently announced Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 from Samsung. So it’s another live streaming platform but making it different from the other available programs out there is the fact that anyone can simply watch a live broadcast on YouTube without having to download a special app. The videos are beamed from a mobile device straight privately or publicly to people by only accessing a YouTube page.

Just go to a YouTube channel of someone you are following right on your web or mobile browser. No need to install apps as you would with Meerkat and Periscope livestreaming video apps. With YouTube Live Broadcast, it’s easier to watch a live video stream across any platform or browser.

The Live Broadcast is also a new mode in the camera app. It requires the user to log into his Google account and have a YouTube channel to stream live videos. The camera app now includes a contacts book so the YouTuber can easily send out invitation for private live streaming.

YouTube saves the video on the channel for future reference. We’re guessing this YouTube Live Broadcast will once again revolutionize live streaming where Periscope and Meerkat are both the most popular programs today. YouTube making it easier and more accessible will definitely be a game-changer.

 

This feature is exclusive to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+which will start shipping this August 21. No mention yet if and when this will be available to other phones but it’s only a matter of time before someone can replicate this on their phones.

 

Could this feature be coming to the next iPhone soon?  Will this new feature shut down other social sharing apps forever?  Share your thoughts and predictions below!

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#Periscope Now Lets You Mute Those Annoying Oversharers

July 28th, 2015 by Christen

If you’re new to Periscope you’ve probably noticed that there are some great Periscope users that share great content, and then there are some users that overshare way too much for your liking. Twitter added a much-needed feature to its Periscope live-streaming app: The ability to cut back on notifications from those who stream way too much.

 

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Included in an iOS app update on Monday, the company rolled out a mute button that prevents users from receiving a push notification when certain users they follow go live.  You may want to get a notification when your favorite band or celebrity live streams something, but the feature lets you quiet alerts from power users you don’t want to hear from multiple times a day.

The feature can be accessed on each person’s Periscope profile page. By tapping the small bell icon next to the “Following” feature, you’ll be able to mute notifications for that user. Their broadcast updates will still appear in your feed via the app, but it’ll prevent those live moments from interrupting dinner with a push notification.

The ability to choose language preferences via profile settings also comes in the app update. This means users will be able to see broadcasts in their native language, rather than clicking through live streams they don’t understand. Although Periscope is still rather new, this small addition is a big step toward making the app even more user friendly — quieting those who make a little too much noise one mute button at a time. BOOM.

 

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Create A #Periscope Studio With Items You Already Own #DIY

July 27th, 2015 by Christen

Chances are, if you’re a fan of all things trending in the world of social media, you’re already a few steps ahead of the game and are using Periscope, Meerkat and SnapChat with reckless abandon. If you’re looking to create your own mobile Periscope studio, I’ve found a way that’ll help you do just that and chances are, you’ll be able to create your portable studio with items you already own.

 

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What you’ll need:

1 smartphone

1 headphones w/ mic OR mobile lavaliere

1 Selfie stick

1 tripod

 

 

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Create The New Tripod

If you have selfie stick (by now, we should all have one, right?) simply unscrew the smartphone bracket (or clamp) from the selfie stick.  Once detached, you will notice your tripod has the same bolt available to secure the bracket onto.  (Note: The selfie stick bracket can fit most tripods of any size. I chose to attach it to the desktop tripod for illustration purposes.)

 

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Create Your Audio Source

Using your smartphone earbuds, you can simply input them and use the microphone to record audio.  If you want to be a little fancier, invest in a smartphone lavaliere with attachment clamp and you’ll have professional sound and a periscope video you’ll love.

 

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Follow @DivasandDorks on Meerkat, SnapChat and Periscope for behind the scenes goodness on the go!

Are you a huge fan of MeerKat, SnapChat or Periscope?  Do you have any audio/video hacks that you’d love to share?  Leave your comments in the section below!

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