Ustream

Ustream

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Simplicity
  • Ease of use
  • Save video after broadcasting
Cons
  • Sharing options
  • Video quality could be improved
  • Delay (just a seconds)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"The Truman Show in your Android"

Reviewed by / Dec 21, 2011

Ustream allows you to watch steraming channels and broadcast your own live videos

TV channels aren't a privilege of a few no more: Ustream is a web service that allows you to watch and create channels to broadcast video content. Although since the beginning it was a great business project, since the spreading of smartphones all around the World, it has taken a new direction: its Android app allows you to watch and (even more important) broadcast live videos from your smartphone over 3G/4G and WiFi.

First off, you have to sign up of Ustream.com. You can do it from the website or from the app. After that, you can use the search bar to find specific channels, search them by categories, featured or among your favorites. You can also find upcoming, recent or lives events. What's more, you will be able to start boradcasting from "Go Live" button. The app is quite simple since just contains four tabs and some basic settings.

Another extra features allows you to chat with your channel's viewers or poll them with yes/no questions. You can also save the video you've broadcast in your Ustream profile. We've noticed some catches though: you cannot "Share" the URL of your channel through any of the sharing resources of your Android. Anyway, your Ustream channel's URL is always the same (www.ustream.tv/channel/username). What's more, video quality could be improved as well as the 3-4 seconds delay that we've noticed even over WiFi.
Besides these catches, the app is a big leap regarding video streaming and on-the-go broadcasting. It just wide open the potential of video creators. We just recommend you to this give a go

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Developer's original description available here
Watch live video and broadcast live on your phone or tablet - anytime, anywhere!

• Watch live and recent videos, discover upcoming events
• Broadcast live to any number of viewers using the camera of your device
• Manage and re-share your Ustream recorded videos
• Interact with your audience by issuing a poll or chatting
• Access your followed Ustream channels and events that you’re attending
• Enjoy your Ustream Premium Membership ad-free experience on your device
• Go live right from your Home Screen using the new Quick Broadcast widget

HD Broadcasting
Broadcasting in 720p HD and 360p HQ is available on the following devices running Android 4.1+:
• Samsung Galaxy S4
• Sony Xperia L
• LG Nexus 4
• Verizon HTC One
• Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4
• Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3
• Verizon Motorola Razr M
• Verizon Motorola Razr HD
• Verizon Motorola Droid DNA
• Verizon Motorola Droid Ultra
Further devices will be added soon, stay tuned!

Permissions
On Verizon phones new permissions are required for some extra features:
• Read access to contact list is used for name autocomplete before sending invites
• SMS writing is used for sending invites
Invitation sending will be rolled out to more and more devices.

Recently changed in this version

Version 2.6.4 includes various streaming, stability and design improvements. Zooming is now supported on the Galaxy Camera 2.

Major changes released in version 2.6:
• Broadcast in HD or high quality on select devices
• Title your broadcast
• Enjoy the redesigned broadcast interface
• Manage your recorded videos
• Various performance improvements


Lists with Ustream

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Ustream
  • (62)

    by Damian Gomez on 08/07/2014

    Working

  • (62)

    by Michael Fiorillo on 08/07/2014

    Superb app.

  • (62)

    by Louis O'Halloran on 08/07/2014

    Add Chromecast support

  • (62)

    by Irfan Pathan on 08/07/2014

    Good app

  • (62)

    by Daniel Navarro on 08/07/2014

    It's a good self-production video app. Needs Chromecast support, though. Not going to measure up to other services like YouTube, without it. Catch up...

  • (62)

    by Angel Rocha on 07/07/2014

    Yea

  • (62)

    by Enjema Pretty on 07/07/2014

    I love this.now I can watch whateva I wan whereva I am.thumps up