Livestream, makers of multi-camera live production software for Internet streaming, has announced an agreement to add its Livestream Studio software as a special Glassware app for Google Glass users. Since its beta version debuted in April, the app has been downloaded more than 3,000 times and is available as a full product via Google’s MyGlass app store.
Livestream Studio software is offered as part of a fully integrated production system, including tactile switcher control panel and multiview monitors, is typically used for multi-camera productions—some 300,000 live events to 40 million viewers a month, the company said.
As part of the Google Glass ecosystem, Livestream users can stream live to millions of viewers on any device, from conferences to live surgeries to concerts. Multiple users can connect their glasses virtually via WIFI to establish multiple, simultaneous views of a particular event. To stream live from a Glass camera to Livestream’s software platform, users must install the app and then and say “ok glass, start broadcasting.” With Livestream for Glass, users can read and verbally respond to real-time chat messages from their audience, right in their Glass viewfinder.
As with all of the glassware apps, Livestream for Glass allows virtually anyone to see what they’re seeing through their eyes, live. This could be a revolution, a record-setting sporting event, or a family wedding your loved ones couldn’t cross the oceans to attend, according to Max Haot, Livestream CEO and Co-founder.
In addition to Glass, Livestream offers mobile live streaming apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, as well as a dedicated camera-mounted hardware product, Broadcaster.
Goggle’s Glass product can also serve as roaming WiFi cameras, connected directly to Livestream’s multi-camera live production software, Studio. The company sees a wide range of applications for the new app, providing new and innovative types of production possibilities by leveraging the unique perspective of a performer, athlete, or an audience member.
Founded in 2007, Livestream is headquartered in Bushwick, Brooklyn with offices in Los Angeles, London, Ukraine, and India. Customers include The New York Times, Facebook, ESPN, SpaceX, and Warner Bros. Records.