Which Live Streaming App Should You Use?

  • Live streaming has come a long way in the last decade. Back in 2008, I covered the U.S. Presidential Primary in New Hampshire with a Nokia N95, and streamed in 3G, using Qik. Other options at the time were Flixwagon and Kyte ... ever use one of those?To get more news about moonlive, you can visit official website.

    Luckily, today, we have mobile devices that can record in HD and stream over 4G and/or wifi. The user experience is a lot better for both live streamers and viewers -- which is why live streaming on mobile apps is becoming more and more popular.
    Want to live stream videos from your smartphone or tablet? You'll find there are a couple apps to choose from that'll let you share live video easily with your network. The trick is knowing which one best fits your needs.
    The Best Features of 4 Live Streaming Apps
    1) Periscope (for iOS and Android)
    Best feature: The video from your broadcast is available to viewers for 24 hours after it ends.

    Ever seen someone tweet a link to their live broadcast, only to click it and find out the broadcast is over and there's nothing there to watch? While that can happen on Meerkat, it won't on Periscope. Why? Because Periscope will save your videos to the app if you choose, and they'll be available for viewing by your followers for 24 hours. You also have the option of saving your videos to your phone's camera roll.
    2) Meerkat (for iOS)
    Best feature: Your viewers can text chat with you during your live broadcast.

    Chat is a fun way to connect with your followers, and Meerkat takes full advantage. When you live stream on Meerkat, a chat stream appears and scrolls upward from the bottom of your mobile device. This is fun for viewers to interact with one another and with the broadcaster, if he or she is watching the chat. The video experience is powerful already, but the added chat feature can lead to developing stronger relationships with your followers.
    3) Hang w/ (for iOS and Android)
    Best feature: You can host your live stream on a web page and send followers there.

    Using Hang w/'s simple web widget, you can point people to your own web page to drive traffic to your website. In addition, Hang w/ lets you own your own user page where followers can watch your live streams. The app will point viewers to this page and they can watch it there. This makes it easy to promote a live stream ahead of time.
    4) Stringwire (for iOS and Android)
    Best feature: You can set up your own channel, invite others to stream live to it, and manage which live stream is broadcast.

    You can also hook up your Stringwire account to YouTube and live stream there. These are pretty advanced features that'll be fun to experiment with.