YouTube Live-Streaming Gains Real-Time Captions
Google today updated YouTube with several new features centered on live-streaming. First, replays of live streams will now include a replay of the accompanying chat. Viewers will be able to see the chat window update as it did during the initial broadcast. Second, YouTube live-streaming will offer real-time captions. Google says live automatic captions are a quick way for creators to expand the reach of their video. Google's technology for creating captions — limited to English for now — has an error rate and latency approaching industry standards. Google says the error rate and latency will improve over time. Last, YouTubers can add location tags to live video streams, as well as enable SuperChats via IFTTT. Google says these changes are rolling out to YouTube over the next few weeks.
Instagram Powers Up Live Replays
Jun 20, 2017
Instagram today made it possible for people to share their live broadcasts through the Stories tool for up to 24 hours. Once users conclude a live broadcast, they can tap a new "share" button to add a replay of the the live broadcast to their Stories.
Facebook Adds Captions to Live Video
Jun 6, 2017
Facebook today said publishers and viewers alike can take advantage of closed captions on live videos. Content producers will need to enable closed captions on their broadcasts, as will people on their phones, tablets, or PCs.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
New Minnesota Stadium Bringing Most Advanced Experience to Vikings Fans' Phones
Apr 8, 2016
US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, will host some of the most advanced and phone-centric technology ever deployed in a sports venue. Bluetooth beacons throughout the building will communicate with the new Vikings app to provide precise indoor location info.