The Japanese Electronics giant, Sony has rolled out a LIVE Streaming app for some of its selected Xperia Series smartphones. The new screen recording app enables the users to play games on their phone and simultaneously broadcast it live, meanwhile, users can also store the recorded gameplay video on their local storage.
The ‘Sony Live Screen Streaming‘ enables users to let their Twitch or YouTube followers to watch them playing LIVE.
The list of Xperia smartphones that will support the new broadcasting app includes Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4v, or the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The app is available at Google Play Store to download.
It is intended to broadcast the games, however, it also allows to transmit whatever the mobile’s display is showing to Twitch or YouTube. This app can be used for pretty much anything and would be helpful for users in every way if people won’t broadcast infringing material or inappropriate content, the company says.
Sony Mobile Communications further explained, “A verified YouTube account in good standing is required to use this app for YouTube and you need to turn on the live feature in your YouTube account here http://www.youtube.com/live_streaming_signup. This app uses Google Analytics to collect and aggregate usage statistics in order to help us improve the application and our services, none of this data can be used to identify you.”
The app provided by Sony Mobiles in association with Twitch and YouTube will not be available in Germany and countries where YouTube and Twitch is not available.
Features of Sony Live Screen Streaming app:
- Capture and broadcast gameplay from most Android games.
- Video capture from the front-facing camera.
- Audio capture using an internal or external microphone.
- Hide/unhide the controls and camera view or mute audio – all during a live broadcast.
- See how many people are watching your broadcast, as well as number of comments from chat.
What is Twitch?
Twitch is a service that allows its users to broadcast their gameplay LIVE to their followers. The service claims to have 100 million visitors per month and till date the firm has reported 35 million installs of its mobile app.
Most of the Twitch audience is craving Dota 2 and Grand Theft Auto V action, but now it’s time to put Clash of Clans or Subway Surfers right next to it.