It's a tool which lets you broadcast yourself from your webcam to the web, on our site or embedded wherever you'd like (e.g. your Mash page, your MySpace, or your blog). But if you're really talented you could use Y! Live to become famous too.
What do I need to go live?
All you need is a web browser, Adobe Flash Player installed, a webcam, and a little talent. Ok, you don't really need talent, but we hear that it helps.
For viewers: How is Y! Live different from other online video sites? That’s simple: it’s live. What you’re watching, right now, is what other people are watching, right now. We wanted to create an experience that takes us back to live television, where things are happening now, in real time.
For broadcasters: You’ve been posting your stuff to MySpace and YouTube. Now, connect with your fans in real time on Y! Live. There is something intangible about a live performance – an excitement that you can’t replicate in pre-recorded format. Broadcast a performance, interact with your fans with video and chat, embed your broadcast anywhere - it’s all possible on Y! Live.
For developers: Check out the developer preview of our API and embeddable components, as well as a sample app and tutorial we threw together.