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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

LIVE STREAMING/BROADCASTING WITH PERISCOPE MEERKAT LIVESTREAM USTREAM ...


The recent introduction (mid-March 2015) of Meerkat, followed by Periscope, both centered on Twitter, has invigorated the community of Live Streamers. It is quite easy now to become your own Broadcast Studio, sending out to the world a live stream from your home or, using your mobile device, your location, (almost) wherever you might be.

In addition to the new guys (Meerkat and Periscope) there are older streaming services like UStream and LiveStream.

Note that Meerkat and Periscope are, as of today, only available on iOS, and Periscope may not be available from the App Store link, but rather on iTunes (see below).


Here are some general tips...

1 - Not a good idea to take your streaming device into the bathroom, or have it lying around when you are changing. Devices have a way of turning on when you aren't expecting them to peep at you.

2 - Be careful about allowing location services; they may reveal your address when you are not planning to make it public.

3 - People have to find your broadcast. 

3a- A short broadcast may be over before they find it. To gather viewers, longer broadcasts are necessary. 

3b- It might help to promote a planned scheduled broadcast on Twitter, Facebook, your own website, etc; or use a prior streaming promo to announce a later broadcast. 

3c Get Followers; they will have an easier time finding you.

4 - There is no really good way yet to find or search for the "right" streaming broadcast. Some primitive ways are:
http://www.meerkatstreams.com/
http://onperiscope.com
twitter: @PeriscopeTV

5. Using phone carriers, streaming may gobble up data; using wi-fi outside the home, you have to find a connection to wi-fi before you can broadcast.

6. As of now, Meerkat broadcasts are not saved, Periscope streams can be saved for 24 hours; neither can be saved to your own site or YouTube (without hacking). UStream and LiveStream can be saved to YouTube.

7. Streams can be made private or public; you can allow or disallow chat from viewers; you can allow or disallow location sharing. Periscope streams will show the number of current viewers and can show a cloud of hearts if people like your broadcast.

8. Some people have complained about the ads on UStream (on the UStream App reviews). I found some buggy problems while testing Periscope and Meerkat.

9. UStream and LiveStream are older and more mature than Periscope and Meerkat and have a bigger support system. Lots of things are called "periscope"; to find info about the Periscope Streaming App, use a more specific search, such as "periscope streaming" or "Periscope TV" 

10. These new streaming Apps are very, very easy to use. But without easy to access instructions, it is easy to make a mistake (see some of the warning notes above) at first. Be careful. 


PERISCOPE
www.periscope.tv

PERISCOPE DOWNLOAD ON THE iTUNES APP STORE
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id972909677


MEERKAT
http://meerkatapp.co/

MEERKAT's "RULES"
http://meerkatapp.co/rules


USTREAM
http://www.ustream.tv/


LIVESTREAM
https://new.livestream.com/


Here's a video hands-on with Periscope when it first came out. 
(Note: It may have changed a bit since then.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3_Frw5OpE

PERISCOPE TUTORIAL
(Note that features may change over time; "notifications" have already changed.)
http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/periscope-tutor)

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Comments:
there is also http://lookats.com , it's The meerkat and periscope streams browser & search engine, it's very cool, and i think it works in any device ! all browsers !
 
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