YouTube launches live mobile streaming for a select few

YouTube is adding a live streaming option to its mobile app, the company announced today, a new feature that will allow users to broadcast live video from their mobile devices with the touch of a button. The company’s mobile streaming interface looks markedly similar to Periscope’s, with viewer comments scrolling up the screen over the broadcast, but YouTube says its existing infrastructure gives it an advantage over competitors, with streamers and their viewers able to search live broadcasts just as they can search recorded videos.

The introduction of the new feature comes a day after live-streaming competitor Periscope had a moment in the sun. The Twitter-owned app was used to document a sit-in at the US House of Representatives after…

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