HTC on Thursday announced that its RE Camera, the portable pocket-friendly camera that was released late last year, will support livestreaming to YouTube starting tomorrow, Jan. 9. RE owners who have the device synced to an Android phone will be able to download an updated app through the Google Play Store that enables the functionality, and an iOS app is due out later this quarter.
Once you’ve installed the updated version of the RE Android app, you’ll be able to login to your YouTube account to livestream directly to your viewers. “Any live footage you wish to share is transmitted directly from RE to your smartphone, which then sends your broadcast to your YouTube channel,” HTC explained. “Invite people to view the event by sending your broadcast link to tune in via SMS or social networks. Even if they can’t watch it live, the link will continue to be active, even after the broadcast ends.”
HTC allows users to stream both public and private video feeds, so you can opt to share your adventures with just a few select people, or everyone. Look for the update on the Google Play Store tomorrow.