Here at Livestream, we’re dedicated to providing the premiere streaming platform online, and that means incorporating as much innovation in our player and features as possible. We read every email we receive and pay close attention to requests made in our forums.
That being said, we’d like you to know about a few of our newest features. Some of these can be found on the chrome at the bottom of all Livestream players:
Sharing on Buzz
Social sharing is key to many of our Producers and we’ve now added the option to share their content over Google Buzz directly from any embedded player (as well as Twitter and Facebook of course). Each social network can be disabled individually by Premium Channel Producers.
Unified Share Counter
We’ve merged all our social share counters into a single counter for simplicity. We compile our data from Facebook and bit.ly, and will be adding additional APIs in the future to give you the best gauge of a channel’s popularity in the online social space.
New Styling and Animated Counter
We’ve changed the styling of the buttons on the chrome of the player and added a new animated counter to show viewers arriving at your channel.
Video Library Button
We’ve added a link to take viewers directly to your on-demand video library at livestream.com.
Channel Page Ticker
Each channel page now has a scrolling ticker along the top, which is updated daily to reflect our featured events and broadcasts. This will make it simple for users watching any Livestream channel page to stay up to date on our biggest events, breaking news, and other exclusive broadcasts. We’ve also added a “Next Channel” button to allow viewers to easily channel surf Livestream.
We hope you find these new features helpful and fun. Thanks for using Livestream!