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Updated by Martin Couzins on May 11, 2017
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Live streaming video from your phone

With the launch of Periscope and Meerkat, live streaming is easier than ever. So which app to use? This list shares so (hopefully) useful articles.

Periscope vs Meerkat: which is the better live streaming app?

News Periscope vs Meerkat: which is the better live streaming app? Live from your mobile phone, it's either Periscope for Meerkat. The two video streaming apps are the latest social media sensations to broadcast real-time video. Turning everyone into an on-the-scene reporter, Meerkat made its officially debut at SXSW Interactive Festival this month.
A useful article looking at the differences between the two apps.

What is Twitter's new Periscope app?

What is Periscope? Periscope is Twitter's new live-streaming video app, not to be confused with the recently launched Meerkat, also a live-streaming app. It allows you to watch and broadcast live video from all across the globe, meaning you could switch from watching a peaceful wander across the beaches of Cornwall to a protest in Egypt.
A good beginner's guide type article to Periscope.

Up Periscope

Today, we're excited to unveil Periscope, the best way to share and watch live video broadcasts from your mobile phone. You can download our iOS app today to start exploring. Just over a year ago, we became fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone else's eyes.
Periscope writes about why they launched periscope . . .


"Explore the world in real time through someone else's eyes." That's the tagline coined by Periscope, the shiny, new live streaming Twitter app that's probably popped up countless times in your Newsfeed as of late. And whose eyes would you rather see the world through, than your favorite artist's?
It says this article is for musicians but it relevant for anyone looking to live stream.

5 Quick Tips for Using Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video Streaming App

In the last month or so, there's been a big surge in live video broadcasting. Thanks to smartphone apps like Periscope, users can record live video streams and share them with their network. For example, a friend of mine recently used Periscope to livestream an iPhone video of her walking her dog.
A good 'strategic' type look at why you would use live streaming.

Tech Tips - How to Livestream to Youtube from a Phone

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This video shows you how to use Google Plus to live stream to your Youtube channel.

What are Meerkat and Periscope? Everything you need to know

There is something of a battle going on between two increasingly popular apps at the moment: Periscope and Meerkat. Separated in ownership but similar in ambition, both platforms are taking the world by storm with their live streaming video apps made for Twitter.
A look at the differences between Meerkat and Periscope.

Live on the Go: How to Ustream from your Smartphone or Tablet

What if I told you (in my Morpheus voice, ofcourse) that an entire global audience sits right in your palm, within the convenience of your smartphone or tablet? Yes, my dear Neo, there's an app for that. With Ustream's mobile app (for Android and iPhone) you can easily share moments or capture breaking news events in real-time, wherever and whenever they happen.
Don't forget you can already livestream using the Ustream app.

Meerkat FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Spend any amount of time on Twitter lately, and you're likely to run across some talking about or tweeting links to Meerkat. A relative newcomer to the social networking scene -- the video streaming app only arrived in Apple's App Store in late February -- Meerkat has grabbed an outsized share of attention for its ability to deliver live video streams to your friends and followers.
Handy FAQ for Meerkat.