The owners of iPad and iPhone will finally be able to share the content of their device live on YouTube even if some restrictions remain.
Google has just announced an update to YouTube Live that brings a few new features, one for iOS device owners. The latter will be able to broadcast live audio and video content on their smartphones (apps, games, etc.) live on YouTube and their comments received by the mobile phone.
Whether they are participating in a race on Asphalt 8, an FPS or doing a Draw work, they will be able to share it with their followers on their YouTube channel ... provided they have at least 100 subscribers and that the app supports the Apple ReplayKit. Arrived with iOS 9, this technology once installed by the developer in his app, allows to record and diffuse the content. Until now, sharing was possible only on YouTube Gaming and the Web.
The firm of Mountain View adds that users will also be able to use the front camera to add their image to the diffusion of the content of their screens.
Google also indicates the possibility of selecting ultra-low latency in order to "allow creators to better interact with their fans in live video." The delay between a comment and the response provided by the broadcaster of the video is thus substantially shortened. This option does not require any special software and can be easily configured with just one click. The firm however specifies on its support page that this option is not compatible with resolutions 1440p / 4K.
Another change, YouTube Live now has simpler and faster tools to allow moderators to respond to inappropriate messages. Among them, lists of "hidden users" that can be shared among several moderators and used both in direct and comments