BitTorrent to launch live video streaming app

You’ll soon be able to stream live video with your smartphone using a type of BitTorrent. Last year, BitTorrent Live was launched as a way to broadcast and stream live video for free. Instead of relying on a single company’s servers to record a video and send it back out to viewers, BitTorrent Live is peer-to-peer: it has a broadcaster send their video to a handful of viewers who then watch the video while sending it out to even more viewers to do the same thing. It’s only been on the desktop for now, but BitTorrent says that a mobile app is in the works for later this year — though it doesn’t say what platforms it might debut on or whether the app will allow for just broadcasting, just viewing, or both.

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