Devices: iOS, Android
How is it of use to journalists? Live streaming has become a quick and easy way for journalists to broadcast from the scene of the story and bring their audience closer into the reporting process, with powerful and unedited footage.
Although there are a number of livestreaming apps available on the market, Live in Five will ensure any live broadcasted footage is saved for future use, as it automatically uploads recorded content to YouTube.
Journalists can share the YouTube link to their livestream via social media, email and SMS in order to attract a bigger audience. As opposed to needing to download and install the app themselves, viewers can simply watch the stream via the YouTube app or on the web.
How does it work? Users must log in with the Google+ account linked to their YouTube channel, and then enable the livestreaming feature within YouTube's desktop settings.
After this initial set up has been completed, users can simply broadcast live to their YouTube channel by tapping the blue button on their screen.
Screenshot of Live in Five
Thankfully, Live in Five supports both vertical and horizontal mode of operation, making it useful for streaming different scenarios.
Just like with other prerecorded material uploaded to YouTube, videos can be set to unlisted, private or public, determining who can access the stream.
Whether you are using WiFi or 3G, Live in Five automatically adjusts the bit rate based on your connection to keep the video as smooth as possible – although you can also adjust it manually if your prefer.
This app lacks the live interaction with viewers that other similar apps enjoy, such as Periscope's on-screen comments and hearts, but it makes for an easy way to capture and share live moments directly to YouTube from your mobile device.
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