The service, titled Live Broadcast, is set to rival Meerkat and Periscope.
YouTube and Samsung have teamed up to reveal Live Broadcast, a way for both companies to enter the live-streaming market. Available on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, the feature will allow for videos to be streamed directly to one’s YouTube channel via their mobile phone.
Users will have the ability to choose between private and public broadcasts, the former of which allows for only selected contacts to view a live stream. And unlike Meerkat and Periscope, users will be able to access the live streams via YouTube’s own app and through Samsung’s regular browser, allowing for more accessibility.
As with Google Hangouts, Live Broadcast will offers the option to save live streams to users’ YouTube channels, allowing for viewers to watch them whenever they see fit.
YouTube recently eliminated the 301+ view count, allowing videos to register real-time views. The site has also announced the Diamond Play Button, for channels that have reached 10 million subscribers.