Facebook has today announce some new features for its Live Video platform.
Announced during their F8 Developer Conference, it will expand the service with its new Live API that will allow developers to build Facebook Live functionality into any device, and allow that device to stream live to the platform.
One of the first to use this functionality will be DJI, who have already built live streaming functionality into the DJI Phantom, allowing users of the drone to stream live video from it to Facebook, and even watch comments from viewers on the DJI Phantom controller’s screen.
An update for this feature will be available within the next few months.
Facebook has already announced work they have done with other partners including Buzzfeed and Tastemade, with integration with Livestream’s live streaming camera.
We expect that a lot more services will also be implementing Live streaming to Facebook soon, and it could be possible that it could be integrated directly into devices like the iPhone in the near future.
We will update you as we hear more about it.