The built-in camera that gives Google Glass the ability to shoot first-person photos and videos is both the most exciting and most controversial part of the wearable device, and that’s not about to change. Livestream launched a new app for Google Glass today, offering anyone already using the $1,500 device the ability to broadcast whatever they’re looking at live to the Internet.
The app is extremely simple. Once you’ve installed Livestream on Google Glass you’ll need to pair the device with a channel. From there just say the words “Ok Glass, Livestream” and tap the touchpad on the side to start broadcasting live. Of course, it was already easy to stream video live from a smartphone, but now you can broadcast while keeping both hands free.
The addition of a Livestream app is sure to make Google Glass more controversial. It was one thing when the device could silently snap a photo or video with no warning, but the possibility of live video is sure to scare some people even more. At the same time, the new app opens up tons of new possibilities for using Google Glass, and might even encourage some people to shell out $1,500 for the device.