The walled industry that is TV is about to be disrupted in a serious way.
On September 9, 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the dawn of a new era in television when he launched the latest version of Apple TV, stating that: “the future of television is apps.” With the new version of Apple TV, you’ll be able to customize your Apple TV homescreen with the apps that you use most, adding new ones from an Apple TV app store will offer thousands of apps. Reviews from around the world, including Bloomberg Business, are already calling Apple TV a “game-changer,” saying it will change the way people discover and consume entertainment.
Available now: the Ustream Software Development Kit (SDK) for tvOS
With the new Ustream SDK for Apple tvOS, Ustream customers can develop apps for Apple TV that can play live and on-demand video content inside the beautiful Apple TV interface. Now, any content can be available on the TV inside people’s living rooms.
Business Blueprint focuses on Apple TV
Business Blueprint is Australia’s leading business education company. In early August of 2015, they launched “The World’s First 24 Hour Small Business Channel”, using Ustream’s player to expand beyond Australia and reach a global audience with their educational programs. Dale Beaumont, CEO of Business Blueprint, describes their results: “Currently we have been broadcasting 24 hours a day for 6 weeks. We’ve learned a lot about how to run a 24/7 channel and we are pleased with the results. We now have clicked over 18,000 subscribers.”
Available via their web app, businessblueprint.com, Business Blueprint’s content can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Beaumont and his team recognized the enormous opportunity presented by Apple TV and began working with Ustream to make their service available on the new platform. “Ustream was the obvious choice for us. We knew that they would be the first to respond to the new opportunities offered by the Apple TV.” said Beaumont. “Our development team has worked really hard to reformat our web app so that it works on tvOS. Thanks to the support of Ustream, we are now ready to begin our submission to the new App store.”
“We are extremely pleased with the result. It looks beautiful and most importantly it works! Our hope is that thousands of new people will get to see and experience our Business Blueprint channel and we can continue help more entrepreneurs around the world.”
Want to learn more about the Ustream SDK for Apple tvOS? Contact Ustream or call +1 (800) 778-3090
Ustream released the new iOS app on August 27th with plenty of new updates and features. Let’s see what’s really under the hood.
The new iOS app has a modern design with reinterpreted surfaces and features, making content discovery seamless and engaging more viewers on both the larger format iPad screen and on iPhone.
The app also allows users to upload videos they have recorded on the built-in iPhone camera app and easily create, edit and delete videos, channels and events inside the application. Live streaming capability has also been enhanced, allowing high-quality 16:9 format broadcasting directly from the phone. Users now have the freedom to upload their own pictures and connect their Facebook and Twitter accounts with the application. By expanding the use-cases to encompass capturing short clips intended for on-demand consumption, the Ustream platform is now even more suitable for applications like knowledge sharing and informal training.
It has been quite a busy week on Ustream!
In case you missed it, here is a run-down of the top 5 Ustream moments this week, in no particular order:
Apple Reveals the New iPad
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad which will start at $499 and be available starting March 16! Whether you call it iPad 3, iPad HD, or simply The New iPad, come take a look at what is currently the talk of the town in tech.
We have updated our Ustream application for iOS devices with a great new interface designed specifically for iPad users. In addition to native support for Apple’s tablet we have made some key improvements to the application for iPhone and iPod touch users including access to all content through some extensive backend server updates.
You can download the application directly from the App Store or grab your iDevice and search for Ustream.
Want More ?!? Check out these key features and some sweet eye candy while your waiting for your download to finish!
Navigate through featured channels, browse by categories or search for live and recorded content on Ustream… The best of Ustream at your fingertips on Apple’s beautiful 9.7 inch screen 😀
You can also start a live broadcast from your iPad 2 (from either camera) or switch in the middle of your broadcast using some intuitively placed controls 😉
Share live moments with millions of potential viewers with the touch of a button across all Ustream applications including: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, desktop browsers, Google TV, Boxee, Panasonic Viera Cast, Ustream Lounge, and Ustream for Facebook. Pretty much, Ustream Everywhere!
Some other cool features to check out…
Film Strip Button – While watching full screen video on iPad you can easily check out what’s going on across Ustream without stopping what you are currently watching.
AirPlay Support – Have an AppleTV then check out our sweet implementation of Airplay. Just press the Airplay icon while watching a video and BOOM! You are now watching video on your TV set and best of all you can continue the conversation on your iPad or iPhone through Chat and Social Stream for the truly multi-screen interactive living room experience.
Thank you for your continuous support and we hope you’ll like this update as much as we do. Stay tuned for more updates and keep on streaming!
I can’t wait to play Monkey Ball! Just talking about it induces visions of tilting my new iPhone 3G around to control that little guy. I can’t wait until Friday.
And neither should you, because Ustream is going to be PACKED with iPhone content. We’ve got iPhone all day! In the morning we have live streams coming from the extremely long iPhone lines… Those crazy people have already started camping out! Following that Ustream will be treated to demos of major iPhone apps. Who will demo them? Some random guy on his iPhone? Nope. The developers themselves will personally be walking you through their app. How awesome is that?
So go get your iPhone 3G and join us on Ustream. It’s iPhone day baby.
When Steve Jobs talks there is almost a religious feel to his words – people listen and are mesmerized. Whatever Steve says is truth – whatever Steve presents is gold.
The Apple WWDC is extremely exclusive – reserved to those with influence and power. A mere hand full of people actually made it into the much anticipated Steve Jobs keynote thus leaving the masses in the dark.
Ustream.tv solved this.
The keynote was streamed LIVE to nearly three hundred thousand people total and nearly sixty thousand at any given time. That is amazing. Those hundreds of thousands of people did not have to wait a couple hours to find out what was said, they didn’t need to sit alone in their room twiddling their thumbs – Oh no – The masses gathered on Ustream.tv and together listened LIVE to Steve Jobs unveil the 3G iPhone. In the moments leading up to it they nervously talked in the chat room and once announced cheered together. The excitement gave me chills.
We are honored to have provided this. There are so many events world wide that are just itching to be streamed. There are so many people aching to watch. It’s up to you to stream it.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with promotion or set up. We want you to have the most flawless live stream ever and we will do everything and more to make sure that happens.
Thank you for creating shows and building this community. It is you, the Ustreamer, who is making live video huge. Now lets step it up a notch.