Ways to Live Stream through Google Glass

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There are a bunch of ways that you can use Google Glass. One of the ways that you can use Google Glass is for live streaming. Google Glass is not necessarily the perfect device for live streaming, because of the battery life. But, if it weren’t for the battery, then I would say Google Glass is the perfect device for live streaming. Google Glass has a decent camera and it is worn on the face, so it captures pretty good point-of-view footage. Anyway, while Google Glass isn’t the perfect device for live streaming, it is definitely possible to live stream using the device.

In this post, we are going to go over a few ways to live stream with Google Glass. So, how about we begin?

LiveStream App

Google Glass Livestream App

You’ve probably heard of Livestream before. It’s one of the most popular live streaming services out there. The cool thing about the Livestream.com service is that they have a Google Glass app that you can install and use to stream from Google Glass to their site.

The application is extremely easy to install, because it’s an official application. All you have to do is go to the MyGlass application on your phone, find Livestream and install it from there. After installing the application, you will need to link your account to the app. Linking an account to the app is pretty easy and only involves scanning a QR code. After the application is installed and an account is linked, a live stream can be started by saying the command “OK Glass, start broadcasting.”.

The LiveStream app is an extremely simple way to live stream through Google Glass. You can check out the app here.

LiveLens

LiveLens

LiveLens is a service/application that has been available on smart phones for a while, and not too long ago it arrived on Google Glass. LiveLens is a pretty awesome application to use for live streaming. The app lets users record and stream live video to their friends and followers. Not only that, but if a user wants to then they can also charge people to view their live stream.

LiveLens is not yet available on the official Google Glass glassware (Google Glass apps) directory, but luckily they’ve created an installer that walks people through the installation process. You just have to download the installer, follow the instructions, and the app will be installed onto your Google Glass. After that, you just have to launch the application and you’ll immediately start live streaming. A link to the stream will automatically be sent to all of your followers, so that they know when you’re streaming. Also, your streamed video is saved to the cloud for later viewing and sharing.

Overall, it’s a handy app if you’re looking to live stream. There appears to be no limits on how long you can stream or record, so that’s pretty awesome. Anyway, if you’re interested in checking out this app, then head on over here.

KickFlip and GlassCast

GlassCast is a live HLS streaming proof-of-concept for Google Glass that is powered by Kickflip. GlassCast isn’t for everyone though. The reason I say this is because the application requires some editing, compiling, and it costs money to stream longer than an hour at a time with KickFlip.

With that being said, it is a pretty beefy solution for streaming. With the KickFlip SDK and GlassCast, you can integrate a live stream into your own app, use it to stream to your own website, or even use it to create a live streaming platform. If you have some programming knowledge, then KickFlip and GlassCast is something worth checking out.

Here is a link to GlassCast and here is a link to the KickFlip Docs.

Conclusion

So, those are some ways that you can live stream through Google Glass. Right now, streaming solutions are limited, but the few options above should do the job for those rare occasions when you want to stream with Google Glass. Anyway, if you enjoyed this post, then feel free to spread it around and share it with friends.

Do you know of any other live streaming apps or solutions? Share them with us in the comments section down below!

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I’m a tech enthusiast and master procrastinator that currently resides in Saint Louis. My days are usually spent reading and writing, but I do enjoy gaming occasionally as well.

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August 12, 2014