Thanks to Meerkat and Periscope, live video streaming apps are suddenly enjoying the coveted limelight. Now users in a simple way can broadcast live videos from their mobile devices. Its popularity is going viral and its power is proving to be such that even Madonna decided to use Meerkat to debut her new ‘Ghosttown’ music video. But wondering what all you can do with such apps?
Well for the benefit of all you wonderers, we have listed below 6 awesome ways in which live video streaming apps can come in handy:
1. Live Classroom Sessions
Even though conventional video tutorials are effective they still lack that one thing, i.e. two-way interaction. In such a scenario, students do not have means to clarify doubts in real-time. This is when live-streaming apps step in. These apps allow students to enjoy the benefits of a classroom setup without leaving the comfort of their home. Also, from a business perspective, you can now offer your users the chance to virtually attend classes conducted by esteemed faculties.
2. Live Coverage of Events
Rock concerts, music festivals and many such events can all now be effortlessly covered with these superb live video streaming apps. You can now share your experience and show all the action in real time to your followers.
3. Live Sports Coverage
The one area where these live-streaming apps can make a huge change is the sports world. You can now let your network experience the real action that takes place on the field. However, if you are looking to venture into live streaming of sports, you may want to check with the sports arenas whether they are tied up with broadcasting partners so that you do not run into any legal issues.
4. Citizen Journalism
Courtney C. Radsch defines citizen journalism “as an alternative and activist form of newsgathering and reporting that functions outside mainstream media institutions, often as a response to shortcomings in the professional journalistic field that uses similar journalistic practices but is driven by different objectives and ideals and relies on alternative sources of legitimacy than traditional or mainstream journalism.”
With these live video streaming apps, people world over have gained access to citizen journalism as it allows them to report breaking news much faster than traditional media.
5. Never Miss A Personal Event
Being able to stream live videos has many perks. With it, you no longer have to miss out on any important celebration with friends and family. Whether it’s your kid’s birthday or your best friend’s wedding, even if you’re stuck halfway across the world, with these apps you can still be a part of all those beautiful moments.
6. Live Cam Sites
Last on our list is the adult entertainment industry. We do not know about other sectors, but this industry surely can make big bucks through live video streaming apps. It is, in other words, the best updated version of conventional Live Cam sites.
Well possibilities of using live video-streaming apps are plentiful and are waiting to be unfurled. So go on and play around with these apps. Also, if we have missed out on some really cool idea, do leave a comment below for the greater good!