Hype is a new live streaming app that allows broadcasters to mix content to create video mashups.
(CCM) — The founders of Vine, the once-popular video sharing app that was closed down by Twitter last week, have launched a new live video streaming app for iOS. The new app, called Hype, will compete in a market that is dominated by Facebook Live and Twitter's Periscope. Instagram and Snapchat are also expected to launch live streaming apps in the near future.
Hype attempts to stand out from the crowd by offering the ability to mix multimedia content from other sources, including cameras, existing videos, or GIF images stored on a device, into a live stream. Streams can also be enlivened with the addition of music, emojis, and video backgrounds. Viewers can add comments into a stream and provide feedback by tapping items in the stream to create "Sparkles" — a border of colored stars similar to Periscope's "Hearts" feature — to indicate their approval. When a Hype broadcast is finished, it can be made available for other users to watch later. The app was initially available by invitation only, but it is now available for anyone to download in Apple's App Store. An Android version of Hype will be available in the near future.
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