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This article was published on May 27, 2015

Streaming Unicorns lets you live-stream your phone’s home screen

Streaming Unicorns lets you live-stream your phone’s home screen
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First there was Meerkat, then Periscope and now we have Streaming Unicorns.

Launching today, the project started off as an internal hack for the folks at Swedish startup Lookback. Unicorns, as it is affectionately known, is a Mac app that connects to your iPhone or iPad to let you stream your homescreen as you use it, or anything you want really.

Similar to other streaming apps, you can share a link to your stream on Twitter or Facebook, but you are also given the URL to share privately if you prefer.

Anyone watching your stream can communicate with you using text and emojis.

While there are plugins that do this for your computer or other apps that do this for phones, like Screen Stream Mirroring for Android, Unicorns has a simplicity and smoothness to it that makes it very appealing.

Having the ability mirror your phone’s screen is particularly handy for app pitches or demos, doing reviews and for mobile gaming streams.

For now, it is only available for Mac and iOS, Lookback has not confirmed whether or not it will be available on Android in the future.

➤ Streaming Unicorns [Mac + iOS]

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