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This article was published on February 14, 2014


    BitTorrent announces mobile broadcasting app using its Live P2P streaming protocol, alpha coming later this year

    BitTorrent announces mobile broadcasting app using its Live P2P streaming protocol, alpha coming later this year
    Emil Protalinski
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    Emil Protalinski

    Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    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

    Image Credit: Philip MacKenzie