BitTorrent today announced plans to introduce the first Alpha product based on its Live P2P streaming technology: a new mobile streaming application coming later this year. Unfortunately, the company wouldn’t offer any more details beyond “The first app built using BitTorrent Live distributed technology will bring P2P broadcast to mobile devices.”
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Back in March 2013, BitTorrent released the Live P2P streaming protocol as a beta experiment with the motto: “Live streaming by the people, for the people.” It’s built to remove streaming barriers like bandwidth, cost, and infrastructure, and actually becomes more resilient as more people tune in. With smartphone shipments on the rise, a mobile solution makes sense as a first test for the protocol.
See also – BitTorrent launches Live P2P streaming protocol in open beta, cuts costs for anyone looking to broadcast and BitTorrent launches SoShare, an ‘unlimited’ file delivery service that lets you send up to a terabyte for free
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