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Samsung’s new phones can live stream to YouTube

During today's unveiling for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung revealed an interesting, potentially powerful new feature for video makers. Both phones will tout a feature called Live Broadcast, which will allow users broadcast a live video stream from their phones directly to YouTube.

Samsung's play against Periscope and Meerkat

Live Broadcast appears to be Samsung's play against popular live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat. The feature is built directly into the native camera app, and it allows you to schedule schedule streams or push them live immediately. Stream are up to 1080p resolution at 60fps. It should be noted, though, that there's no social integration within the camera app, so you can't see comments. Also, older phones like the Sony Xperia series from years past have touted a similar feature. Still, Live Broadcast could be a game changer, as it could make the feature a must-have for manufacturers going forward.

Pre-orders for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are open right now.

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