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Early Preview: New Ustream Viewing Experience

The New Viewing Experience

The new Viewing Experience offers your viewers a super clean, responsive user interface that provides the best viewing angle on all screen sizes and devices. Not only our web site has been upgraded to work perfectly on all desktop and mobile screen sizes, but we’ve also upgraded our native iOS and Android mobile apps to offer the same viewing experience to all of your viewers across all platforms.

The new Viewing Experience offers lots of room for all of your content: a large video gallery, a rich About section, links to your external websites, event calendar and links to other channels if you have multiple channels on Ustream.

As a broadcaster, we would love to hear what you think! You can take the new Viewing Experience for a test drive now by logging into your dashboard and accessing your channel settings. The preview will be available for you as long as your channel is not hidden or password protected and has no locks on the content.

Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know your thoughts by using the feedback option within the preview both on the web and via our mobile apps.


Ustream for iOS Update: What’s New in Version 3.1.2

iOS users received a surprise in the app store this morning, check out the new features + fixes in the new and improved Ustream Version 3.1.2

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  • New Features:
    • The long awaited feature to edit your profile within the app is finally here! Tap your profile picture or the Edit button on the Account settings screen to start.
    • You don’t have to remember your usernames anymore! Simply use your email address to log in. (Pssst… your old usernames still work of course.)
    • Chat now shows nicknames! Remember the part where you can edit your profile? You can set your nickname there too.
  • Fixed:
    • Broadcast sounds can be heard again on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
    • Several stability improvements and bug fixes under the hood.
    • Adds backward support for iOS 7.1.

Notice anything that we might have missed? Let us know your feedback!


Live Streaming Cameras: Select the Best for You

Live Streaming Cameras: Select the Best for You

So you have decided to create a live stream broadcast and I am sure you are very excited to get started. The biggest step now is to select the live streaming camera that is best for you.

We understand that choosing a camera for live streaming can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to tell which live streaming video cameras are the perfect fit for your needs. It feels like there are a million different makes & models to choose from and the prices range from $100 into the thousands. Not to mention all of the cards, cables and technical terms that go along with it. Megapixels? Optical Zoom? ISOs & F-Stops? Walking into an electronics shop and asking a salesperson can be intimidating, but tackling the decision solo can also be a lot of work. Before you start your journey, we have some tips that will help you get started, and technical lingo that will make you sound like a professional videographer.

Also, be sure to check out our Video Studio Recommendations guide as well to help you create your video studio with your live streaming camera.


Cali Christmas & Hot for the Holidays Concerts

With temperatures dropping across the nation, Power 106 FM & Hot 97 are keeping us warm this week by bringing together hip hop’s hottest artists from coast to coast. Tickets to the shows are still available, but if you cannot make it in person you can still watch the live broadcast brought to you exclusively on Ustream so that you will not miss a moment of the action.

Power 106 FM: Cali Christmas
The event you have been waiting for is here! Power 106’s Cali Christmas is popping off this Friday December 4th @ 6:30pm (PST) from The Forum in Inglewood California and bringing together hip hop’s hottest stars live on one stage. Catch performances by Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Travis Scott, Dej Loaf, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic, Skeme, Post Malone with a special guest performance from Pharrell Williams.

Hot for the Holidays

HOT 97: Hot for the Holidays
Busta Rhymes teamed up with Hot 97 to host one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. The concert features performances from Puff Daddy, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Sean Paul, French Montana, Fetty Wap, as well as Mariah Carey and Rick Ross who were both recently added to the lineup. It all goes down at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on December 5th @ 8:00pm (EST)

Do you have an upcoming event that you would like to broadcast and share with the world? Ustream makes it easy to get started! Take a test drive and gain access to advanced features & audience insights that you cannot find anywhere else and see why major media companies look to Ustream as the leader in live streaming.

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