Justin.tv is a popular website that lets anyone broadcast live videos on the Internet. This website has gained popularity quickly and has also attracted several vloggers from around the world. Apart from being a good website with nice features, the core reason for this website to gain popularity in a short span of time is the website’s founder Justin Kan.
He was well known for his ‘lifecasting’ during the year 2007, it was when he broadcasted his daily life online at Justin.tv. It showed people everything that he would personally see or do on a daily basis. He was able to broadcast using a webcam attached to his cap and stream it online at the same time using a laptop that he carried along with him.
The only video that was available on the website at that time was his lifecasting. After the website gained popularity it was recognized by the media as well, it was then developed into a live video streaming platform what we see today.
The head office is located in San Francisco, California USA. Monetary support to get Justin.tv to operate is provided by three different sources namely: Alsop Louie Partners, Y combinator and Tim Draper.
On Justin.tv, you can start broadcasting live video almost instantly. For people who wish to setup their own channels and broadcast online, all they need to do is simply create a free account on the website.
There are different ways through which you can begin broadcasting live. A majority of the users broadcast using their laptops or computers with an internal or external webcam.
How to broadcast Live Video on Justin.tv?
Once you create an account; allow (give permission) the website to access your webcam and microphone. After that you just need to click on ‘Start’ and you are on your way broadcasting your video online.
You can also give a title for your broadcast and also add a description of what the video is all about. Once you are done with the live broadcasting, a copy of the video is saved under your profile which can be accessed at any point of time.
You can also share that video with your friends on Facebook and other websites. A link would be generated on the website for that video, which can also be sent by an e-mail to your friends to watch it.
The people whom you share the video with need not be a registered user on Justin.tv in order to view it. However, if they need to add comments only registered users will be able to do it.
You can also stream videos of the games that you play on your computer. In fact, several people from various countries broadcast their favorite games on Justin.tv. Games like Dragon Age 2, Kingdoms of Amalur, Mario Galaxy 2, Skyrim are some of the most popular games that are broadcasted online on Justin.tv. Check it out now: Justin.tv Games now!
Streaming the video of the game you are playing is easy too; you would have to install the ‘Dynno’ and the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder software from the website to broadcast your games online. You can also share your computer’s desktop using the same software, if you would like to share a picture, file or any presentation for that matter.
You can also use a mobile phone to broadcast videos on the website. You can share your personal experience with a friend or anyone in real time, even if you are away from your computer. The website is currently offering apps for the iPhone and Android phone users.
You need to search for Justin.tv in the app store to download the software for iPhone. Currently, it is operational on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the iPod Touch as well.
For Android mobile phone users, you need to search for the same on the Android Market or you have the QR code for the software provided on the website, which can be used to download it.
Or you could simply click on the below links that will let you download Justin.tv app from your phone.
For iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/justin.tv/id358612216?mt=8
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.justin.android
No matter where you are, with the help of Justin.tv, you will be able to share your live videos online. You can also share recorded videos by sending links to any e-mail address or you can share it online on Facebook, Twitter or Myspace as well. Users would also have access to a chat window in which they can interact with others while a video is being broadcasted.
You need to register to broadcast your videos online, but if you would simply like to view some channels on Justin.tv, registration is not mandatory. You have several channels to choose from. Some of the channels that are available on the website are Justin TV Sports, Entertainment, Science and Technology, Gaming, Animals, the Mobile channels and more.
The website can be accessed in different languages too, like Romanian, Deutsch, Arabic, French etc. “Justin.Tv en Espanol” or simply Justin.Tv in Spanish is one of the more popular version of the website, mainly because of its sports broadcasts like Football (Soccer) etc.
So, if you love video blogging or if you would like to showcase your talent, gaming skills or share any videos online live, then Justin.tv is a great platform for you to start off. With millions of viewers on this website each month, there is a great opportunity for you to easily get recognized if you’ve got something interesting to show off. A great website to socialize, learn and be entertained, Justin.tv has it all.
Read more about the website on Justin.tv wiki.
And also follow Justin.tv on Twitter and Facebook:
https://twitter.com/#!/justintv – 109k Followers
https://www.facebook.com/Justintv – 51k fans
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