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    August 14, 2015

    Samsung’s new phones stream video to YouTube

    It seems that streaming video has become all the rage these days. With the advent of massively popular apps like Periscope finally driving the streaming services to new heights, Samsung has decided to jump on the bandwagon ““ as they often do.

    The only difference is, they allow this streaming to happen directly to YouTube rather than to a dedicated app. The new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ can both broadcast live video directly to Google’s video-sharing platform.

    The simplicity of it all ““ that‘s what is really enticing about this feature. All you have to do is fire up the stock camera app, hit the “Live Broadcast” button and sign into YouTube. That‘s it. No additional downloads or linking apps to other accounts.

    Times certainly have changed, because YouTube used to be much more stringent with who they allow to live stream since making the functionality available in 2013. At the beginning, anyone with 1000 subscribers could get in on the fun in mid-2013. YouTube dropped that audience requirement to 100 subscribers just a few months after that, and by the end of 2013, you didn’t need a built-in audience at all. The popularity has finally caught up a couple of years later.

    Will anyone use the feature? That‘s another question altogether, as we‘ve seen from previous Samsung “˜gimmicks‘. Let us know what you think about the feature in the comments below.

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