Broadcasting yourself playing can become a career today, so Mirrativ will be streaming games from your phone in case you want to show off your dexterity, skill or knowledge on mobiles. With Twitch taking over the market of live streaming for both PCs and consoles, it’s becoming quite clear that all who follow might remain on second place.
Google is giving it a shot by launching YouTube Gaming, but the feature is much too fresh to decide if it will be able to catch up with the long running champion. However, the market for live streaming directly from your phone is still open and unclaimed, which is what brings the Japanese company DeNA to their newest app.
While currently working with Nintendo on mobile games, DeNA has just released the beta for their Mirrativ app on Android, which allows users to broadcast what they’re doing on their phone, whether it’s showing off their gaming skills, photo editing talents or just presenting new apps.
There is a multitude of possibilities, but it remains to be seen if anyone would be interested in watching others display theirs skills at Candy Crush or Angry Birds. It doesn’t seem like the best venue to compete with the more complex gaming live streamed on Twitch.
However, there are other uses which could come in handy and make Mirrativ the leader in live streaming on phones. It brings forth the more authentic possibility that is similar to the computer counterparts by allowing users to simultaneously stream their own face and the game at the same time.
The little square in the corner of the screen during broadcasting will be using the front camera. That way, users will be able to show both their reactions and add a more personal touch while commenting during their stream. It has proven to be highly successful for Twitch.
Before you rush to downloading the free app from the Google app store though, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Mirrativ is still in beta and it’s currently testing the venue, by trying to understand how many would be interested in even viewing live streams of mobile gaming.
It’s currently available only on Android devices, with those with a 4.1 version installed able to watch and only phones with 5.0 or higher able to broadcast. Furthermore, interested streamers will only be able to go live during certain hours, but will then allow viewers to comment, chat or mark their favorite broadcasts.
The app is still in the works for Apple’s iOS, but it still remains to be seen if a good enough number will be interested before DeNA will go further with their plans.
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