Sure you can upload and view all your favorite videos to YouTube, but if you want to see something live, you have to go elsewhere.
That may be changing.
YouTube began testing live streaming yesterday, according to USA Today.
“We think of live as the next chapter in online video,” says Joshua Siegel, a YouTube product manager.
The popular site is beginning a slow roll-out of live streaming services on the site. For now, four partners, Howcast, Rocketboom, Next New Networks and Young Hollywood, are able to offer live streaming. Users just have to visit their YouTube page to see the streaming.
Siegel says the general size and scale of YouTube — 24 hours of video uploaded every minute, 2 billion views daily — makes it harder to navigate. “We needed to take our time on this,” he says.