Facebook update adds 4k streaming to 360-degree live video platform
The latest Facebook update from the social media juggernaut will interest those who make use of their live video feature.
Facebook has always been on the cutting edge of social media and the technology helping users stay ultra-connected.
The most notable update is that you will now be able to view a live-streamed 360-degree video on Facebook in up to 4K resolution.
This means that viewers with powerful enough monitors and creators who have powerful enough streaming gear will experience an increased reliability of streaming pleasure.
Facebook is also introducing virtual reality accessibility if you would like to watch the 4K video on a Samsung Gear VR.
Imagine watching a live video in VR of your favourite DJ at a festival of your dreams.
For the time being the 4K/360-degree live video isn’t supported on the Oculus Rift, says Facebook.
The social media platform also added a “donate” button to raise money from viewers, ideal for events with a cause.
This Facebook update sees the social media platform solidifying itself as a destination for next-gen video formats.
This makes it appealing for DJs and Producers to upload 360-degree live video streams of themselves and the crowd at major festivals, allowing fans to be ‘a part’ of the experience.
In turn, fans can also upload 360-degree live video streams of themselves at festivals from the eye of the crowd, allowing their FB friends a look inside their own experiences.
It will never take away the full experience of attending a festival; in contrary I think it will make people more amped to attend gigs and festivals.
Facebook is also on the way to developing its own original TV series to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon and with the VR technologies, who knows what is in store for us.
Once again these new Facebook updates will keep the creatives creating and the viewers viewing.