With live streaming apps like Periscope gaining significant popularity, Google feels a bit left out. And rightfully so: The video giant is king of uploaded videos, but has lagged behind in any kind of live streaming. Google was late to the game with games streaming, releasing YouTube Gaming to combat Twitch.
Now Google is allegedly working on a new service called YouTube Connect, which will allow people to livestream for their audiences straight from the app. Hopefully it’ll create some good competition for apps like Periscope and Facebook Live, though those services already have big user bases that may not want to switch to YouTube Connect.
To be fair, YouTube is becoming a one-stop hub for video content. People can have regular channels and a place to stream video games, and if Connect takes off, it’ll just be an extra thing to watch in the same place. Hopefully we’ll see YouTube Connect at Google I/O, or even before. What do you guys think of livestreaming services? Let us know in the comments!