Kaylie Moise, August 17, 2012
The Ustream app lets you watch live videos from your device anywhere, anytime and also lets you broadcast videos of your own to the site using the camera of your device. Now they’re working on an iPhone app, called Broadcast for Friends (BFF), where users will be able to broadcast live video they shoot with their iPhones right to their Facebook Timeline, kind of like an Instagram for videos.
BFF hasn’t been released just yet, but is expected to arrive in the App Store as soon as Apple approves it. Good news, the app will work with iPads as well. Broadcasts don’t have a time limit, and BFF users can apply pre-configured filters to alter the colors and mood of the video.
BFF would be great for broadcasting different events, like concerts, public meetings, artistic performances, parties, and weddings. Viewers are also able to send comments in real time to the broadcaster.
BFF users can play around with the levels of access for broadcasts, making them available for Facebook friends, only themselves, or to everyone. Broadcasts can also be saved so they can be watched later on demand on your Facebook Timeline. Ustream’s current application lets iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android smartphone users broadcast live videos from their device to their Ustream channel, which can be viewed on the Web or on Ustream’s mobile app.
The new BFF app would run independently of the Ustream website. Users won’t need a Ustream account or a Ustream channel, which you do for the Ustream app. Simply download the BFF app, connect it your Facebook account, and start broadcasting video right from your iPhone. The app is free and expected to land in the App Store sometime next week.
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