Being the third most visited site on the net, Youtube has mostly been associated with viewing prerecorded videos from all spheres of life on all kinds of subjects. That however, is set to change with the introduction of live streaming capabilities onto the platform.
Today, we’ll also start gradually rolling out our live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube. The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead. In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we’ll roll this offering out incrementally over time.
As a consumer, you can go to youtube.com/live “where you can always find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.”
This move is long overdue given the size of Youtube and the sheer number of views it racks up a day; 2 billion. I’m not sure but I’m inclined to believe Google is now going to turn much of its attention to Youtube to make it the real Google TV after the very much underwhelming of the real GTV.