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YouTube Update Brings Support for Apple ReplayKit

Connected Theater
September 5, 2017

YouTube has just updated its iOS app to bring compatibility with Apple’s ReplayKit. Using compatible games and apps, you can live stream to show what’s on screen, audio, and more.

Anyone with more than 100 subscribers can stream live from their iOS device. Here’s more from a YouTube blog post:

Thanks to Apple’s ReplayKit, you can already live stream directly from many popular apps on YouTube Gaming. Now we’re bringing the feature to the main YouTube app so you can live stream your painting from Procreate, your race from Asphalt 8, your MOBA gameplay from Vainglory and more from any app that supports ReplayKit. You’ll also be able to use your phone’s microphone and front-facing camera to add your own video and audio commentary to the stream.

The video giant is also enabling a new ultra low-latency feature:

We know how important it is to be able to immediately engage your fans during live streams. Thanks to ultra-low latency, now you can. Enabling ultra low-latency makes it possible to stream video with just a couple seconds of latency, so you’ll be able to answer fan questions and get viewer input during your “Let’s Plays” faster than ever before. It’s easy to set up and doesn’t require any special software or encoders to work.

Just last week, YouTube unveiled a number of changes to its site and app. Along with a new logo for the first time ever, a new design and other features came to the iOS app.

YouTube is universal and designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, all iPad models, and Apple TV. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

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