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At last! Broadcast live from your GoPro Hero®

Micah Sivitz Micah Sivitz, October 06, 2014

Today, we're proud to announce the latest update to the Livestream app for iOS. This update includes an exciting new feature that allows you to broadcast live using your GoPro Hero® as a camera source! For the first time ever, you can share your GoPro video live with millions of people worldwide. All you need is your GoPro camera and the Livestream app for iOS!

GoPro and GoPro Hero are trademarks of GoPro. GoPro is not a sponsor of, or affiliated with, Livestream.

Vertical Broadcasting for iPhone

Micah Sivitz Micah Sivitz, August 11, 2014

Today, we are proud to announce an update to our app for iOS devices that includes an exciting new feature. Now you can broadcast from your device's camera in both portrait and landscape modes!

In previous versions of the Livestream app you were required to turn your device to "landscape" mode (horizontal) in order to broadcast. There are some benefits to using the camera horizontally but the primary reason we locked it was because "portrait mode" would have resulted in a vertical video, which most users don't like. 

Standard Camera Layouts

However, there are some fundamental problems with using the camera in landscape mode. First, if you're broadcasting a live event for any length of time that exceeds a few minutes it can be tiring to hold the device horizontally. It is also inconvenient to chat with your audience when the keyboard and messages are overlaid on top of the video. 

With the newest version of the Livestream app for iOS we've developed a way to let you hold the device vertically while continuing to stream perfect 16/9 video. This makes it both more comfortable to hold for long periods of time and easier to chat with your audience. 

If you prefer the landscape mode you can simply rotate the device to get horizontal full screen video, but as of today the new app will support both landscape and portrait broadcasting! This is a very exciting new feature of the app and the update is available for download in the App Store today! We are proud to have the best live video streaming app in the App Store and pride ourselves on continuing to add new features like filters, camera switching, and more! Feel free to try it for yourself and let us know what you think.