Live-streaming is a key trend of the moment, with an increasing number of brands and individuals looking to streaming to help boost reach and engagement.
And while not everyone can be a live-stream star, and not every live-stream draws an audience, there's clearly demand there. According to Facebook, daily watch time for Facebook Live broadcasts grew 4x over the past year, while one in five videos posted to Facebook is now a live broadcast.
While Facebook and Twitter have been busy pushing their live-streaming options, YouTube, the leading online video platform, has also been upping its live-stream game in order to not only keep in touch, but to supersede these other platforms with their various live tools.
And now, YouTube’s upping their live-stream game again, adding a range of new features, most of which are geared towards gamers and gaming content, but which offer more general utility either way.