YouTube for iOS Gains Support for Lower Latency Chat and Live Streaming iPhone's Display

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YouTube for iOS is gaining a new feature that will allow iPhone users to stream video directly from their device screen, reports TechCrunch.

This will allow YouTubers to stream iOS games and apps on their iPhones directly to YouTube without having to use the standalone YouTube gaming app.


The screen-streaming feature has been available on Android for some time, but to implement it on iOS, YouTube needed to add support for the Apple ReplayKit API, which it has now done.

In addition to a feature for live streaming what's on the iPhone's screen, YouTube is also gaining lower latency streaming for better creator/watcher chat interactions and improved chat moderation tools.

YouTubers can quickly pause chat with a new keyboard shortcut and they can opt in to an automated chat moderation system that will cause YouTube to flag and hold potentially inappropriate messages until they can be reviewed.

YouTube says its new features are rolling out to users around the world today. The YouTube app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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40 months ago
But I can block ads and have background audio using the Safari site so no thanks.
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40 months ago
How about PiP on iPad already....
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40 months ago
How about adding background music feature? Nobody cares about these useless updates.
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40 months ago

They really aren't the same thing. Youtube tried to emulate Twitch with Youtube Gaming, and it's bad and nobody uses it. Twitch is all live streams, gaming oriented, and keeps it simple. Twitch is also owned by Amazon now, so I am not so sure YouTube could crush them.

Yeah forgot about Amazon owning them, but I'm just talking about potential. Not saying it'll happen.
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40 months ago

YouTube has a far far bigger user base, better search presence, and is positioned better to win out. They could easily crush Twitch if they choose so.

Also Twitch is still sort of niche (nerd/gamer), whereas Youtube is more general public. Much higher potential for further penetration.
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40 months ago

It's good for Twitch to have competition, but I don't see YouTube winning out in the end

YouTube has a far far bigger user base, better search presence, and is positioned better to win out. They could easily crush Twitch if they choose so.
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