Thursday, March 26, 2015

Up Periscope. Spending a Day with the iPhone's Newest Live Streaming App.

Twitter's Periscope Is Now Available in the App Store

Get Periscope. Get it via this link!

Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.

Other features:
[+] REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
[+] PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
[+] TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
[+] MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
[+] HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.
via Twitter’s Meerkat-Killer Livestreaming App Just Went Live

There will be room for two apps.

Some early feedback from me.

And put a visible icon on the screen, to switch the camera.


Also read: Up Periscope. Spending a Day with the iPhone's Newest Live Streaming App.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Can Embed Video from the Game of Thrones Facebook Page on Your Blog

Oh look, in addition to sharing your own video on the web, you can share other public videos.

Click the CHEVRON (∨) on the top right, then SELECT EMBED VIDEO. Copy the EMBED code and paste it on your blog.

Here it is.


25 days.Rally the realm. Watch a new clip from #GoTSeason5.

Posted by Game of Thrones on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You can shoot and share video on Twitter, from the app, then embed it elsewhere.

You Can Now Embed Facebook Video Outside of Facebook

Here's my Facebook video:

At the F8 Facebook Developer's Conference I just heard about a new feature that let's me embed Facebook videos elsewhere, this is a test of that. Starting with this Facebook video.

Posted by Steve Garfield on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To Embed Facebook Video Outside of Facebook, here are the steps:

1. Upload Video to Facebook
2. Click on the PERMALINK of the Facebook post that has the video in it.
3. Click OPTIONS

5. COPY the embed code and PASTE it on your site

Additionally: EMBED VIDEO is also available from the Video's page in your Album.

This just in:

Embedded Video Player information from Facebook.

You Can Stream Live Video from an iPhone to an Xfinity X1 Box

This article explains how to use the 'Share by Comcast Labs' app for XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System: X1: Using the Share by Comcast Labs App.

Note: Xfinity Triple Play is required

I tried this, and tested out live streaming to my home Xfinity X1 box. You can also stream to others if you have their phone number or Comcast email.

I had to turn on notifications on the X1 box first, then when I started streaming from the iPhone, I accepted the live stream invite and watched.

It's easy.

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Some feedback:

Keep in mind this is a Beta release and lots of new features are planned.

Right now the app uses the back camera, it needs to add front facing camera.

I want to stream to multiple people at a time and have a show. ;-)

This could be the new public access TV.

It would be cool if there was a guide for people who are publicly live sharing. Do away with burdening the live streamer having to add email addresses.

Comcast is thinking too much about privacy and security.

Give me a SG TV page to stream live so that anyone can watch, on TV or the web.