YouTube: Live Streaming Gets A Significant Upgrade

YouTube announces significant updates to their live streaming service. The Visionary Group comments on how this can improve live streaming at events.As announced via the company’s official blog, YouTube is rolling out a series of updates to their live streaming service. New features will include live chat replays, English automatic captions during live streams, location tags for mobile live streams, and the ability to trigger real life events during live streams (through Super Chats via IFTTT integration). We’re especially intrigued about the possibility of airing live streams during events that can seamlessly trigger real life actions onsite. It seems like this functionality is specifically geared towards YouTube Creators, but it represents an exciting new way to engage users during event live streaming, and therefore it has our full attention and interest.