DeNA wants you to stream your Android phone to the world
J Thoendell stashed this in Apps
Japanese mobile game company DeNA has launched an app called Mirrativ that lets you livestream anything and everything that's happening on your phone. Think of the app as a mix of Periscope and Twitch -- yes, there are plenty of ways to stream your face and your games to the world, but with Mirrativ you're not limited to just either-or. DeNA is also targeting a broader range of uses than just gaming. What else might you like to stream?Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, DeNA's Junichi Akagawa says that users could perhaps browse online stores while seeking "shopping advice" from followers, or read news articles and share their thoughts on the topics.
The app is is currently in public beta, and DeNA is restricting streaming to a few hours a day while it works stuff out. Viewing streams is akin to other services -- you can comment or show appreciation and it'll show up on the streamer's end live, just like in Periscope. Unfortunately, there's no archive for streams just yet, so once an event's over it's over.
Mobile Twitch could be huge, with or without the Periscope element.
Kudos to DeNA for launching Mirrativ.