If you’re a drone enthusiast and own a DJI drone you are likely using the DJI GO app. Now you can broadcast your drone adventures to your Facebook friends and audience through the DJI GO app on your iPhone or Android as the company has just announced Facebook Live integration for the app. The DJI GO app is used to control the many products DJI offers, including the DJI Osmo. Facebook Live integration might not be everyone’s cup of tea but there I’m guessing there will be some users who will take full advantage of the feature. Sharing content live as it’s happening is entertaining to some so I’m sure there will be an audience for the new feature.
DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer drones, now offers customers the ability to broadcast live video from their aerial platforms directly to Facebook. As part of DJI’s integration with Facebook Live, users streamed live drone video Monday from breathtaking locations around the world.
“With the updated DJI GO app featuring Facebook Live, users can share their experiences as they are happening. Suddenly your community, friends and followers can connect with a completely new perspective,” said Michael Perry, DJI’s Director of Strategic Partnerships.
The updated DJI GO app is now available at the Apple Store and will be available on Android soon. People have already used the app to showcase a wide range of uses on Facebook, live streaming news, nature, family, friends and even pets. DJI drone fans such as Trey Ratcliff used the launch to give their followers a peek into their creative processes, showing innovative photography from some of the world’s most beautiful places (https://www.facebook.com/treyratcliff).
The first ever Facebook Live video from a drone was streamed during Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco in April during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks.
Facebook Live video streaming functionality is available for all devices controlled by the DJI GO mobile app. With live video an increasing focus of online and mobile activity, DJI’s line of market-leading Phantom consumer drones and Inspire professional drones are a leading choice for streaming high-quality aerial imagery.
DJI is also holding a contest in conjunction with the launch to highlight the creative possibilities of Facebook Live. A favorite live stream will be selected in the next two weeks from entries using the hashtag #DJILiveFB. The winner’s broadcast will be featured on the DJI Facebook and will win a Phantom 4 drone.
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