Here’s some interesting news to hear about Google. It looks like Google will be making a similar application to Periscope and Facebook Live called “YouTube Connect” for Android and iOS devices. In case you’re not sure what Periscope is, it’s a live streaming application where others can see what you’re doing such as driving a car (hopefully paying attention to the road) or unboxing a new review unit. Viewers can chat with the Periscoper (if that’s the word) and leave hearts if they like the stream. It’s a nice app to use if you’re wanting to try something new.
YouTube Connect will have just about the same functions that Facebook Live or Periscope would offer. You’ll have the option to log in using either your Google account or YouTube account and then start streaming from your phone or tablet. Chat features will be available along with a “news feed” feature that will latest clips from friends or someone you have subscribed to on YouTube.
Another interesting thing is that you don’t need to have your mobile device on hand just to watch one of your subscribers. If you’re on a laptop you can head over to YouTube’s desktop site and watch them from there. Not bad as I don’t believe you can do that for Facebook Live or Periscope. That’s one up for Google right there. Don’t hold me to this, but it is quite possible that there will be an option to save live streams that you have watched for other days if you feel like replaying them, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’ll have Facebook or Twitter integration in it to share with others. No mention of sharing on Google+ either which is a bit odd.
What are your thoughts about Google coming out with their own version of Periscope? Think users will enjoy it and actually use it or do you think it’ll be a flop? Let us know by leaving your comments down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.[button link=”http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/23/google-is-building-youtube-connect-a-live-streaming-app-to-take-on-periscope/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Venture Beat[/button]