Platforms

Live.me

Live.Me

Much like the general feel of Periscope, Live.me allows for a single broadcaster experience, where followers can view a broadcast. Viewers can follow broadcasters, as well as interact through comments and tapping the screen to send likes. Unlike Periscope though, viewers can also send broadcaster gifts, purchased using cash or by converting diamonds to coins, which are used to send gifts. There is also a level structure, including a level structure for those choosing to broadcast.

Periscope

Periscope

Periscope, owned by parent Twitter, allows for a single broadcaster experience, where followers can view a broadcast. Viewers can follow broadcasters, as well as interact through comments and tapping the screen to send likes.

Youtube

Youtube

Youtube is operated by Google and allows for users to upload content in a video format, as well as streaming live through the service. Unlike some of the other options though, content placed on YouTube can be set to be monetized by the content creator.

Instagram

Instagram

Instagram, owned and operated by Facebook, which began as a photo sharing service, offers a livestreaming feature. Much like the general feel of Periscope, Live.me allows for a single broadcaster experience, where followers can view a broadcast. Viewers can follow broadcasters, as well as interact through comments and tapping the screen to send likes. Unlike Periscope though, viewers can also send broadcaster gifts, purchased using cash.

Facebook

Facebook

Facebook is the 800 pound gorilla of social media, much like Google is for search. Facebook offers many features, including the ability to livestream through the platform. Much like the general feel of Periscope, Facebook allows for a single broadcaster experience, where friends / followers can view a broadcast. Viewers can interact through comments and "liking" the broadcast. Unlike Periscope though, broadcasts can be conducted either through a persons profile or a page, where followers to that page can watch and interact.