YouTube Unveils WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting Capabilities To Apps

By Vivek

Taking live broadcasting to a next level, Google-owned video streaming site YouTube has released a new open source project that will allow developers to bring in live streaming into their apps. Dubbed as "YouTube WatchMe for Android," opens up a big door for third-party app developers for Android as well.

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The project, available on GitHub, offers a reference app designed for the Android operating system that creates a YouTube Live Streaming Event. The app also introduces a simple interface allowing an end user to press a button to start broadcasting from their phone to YouTube, and another button to end the event.

YouTube Unveils WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting


According to TechCrunch, this could be for apps that already focus on sharing video, and now want to offer a "Live" component, or it could be a function within a broader news or event-focused application, perhaps.

Via the new app, users can not only be able to start and stop a live streaming session with buttons, but also the app's interface allows users to tap a thumbnail to kick off a live broadcast session.

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According to the company's official blog post, the new app takes advantage of several APIs, including the YouTube Data API v3, YouTube Live Streaming API, Google Play Services and Plus API.

However, the latest and innovative app by YouTube is still in the initial phase and is still under heavy experimental time.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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