USTREAM Live Broadcast iPhone App Released! Enables iPhone 3G Video Recording!


**edit** This USTREAM app is available in Canada!

Count this post as another reason why you need a US iTunes account. Last day I reviewed Dragon Dictation, which was Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the iPhone. Unfortunately it was limited to the US iTunes store only. Yesterday, USTREAM released their live broadcast iPhone app!

What’s cool about this app is that you can now do LIVE broadcasting from your iPhone to the web, and show the world what you’re doing. The benefits of using USTREAM is that it’s like QIK, but without the need to jailbreak your iPhone (QIK is now in the App Store–but has no live upload feature over 3G).

Once you start streaming, afterwards you can immediately share your video on Twitter, facebook, and YouTube. There are options to share your location and set privacy before you start filming.

USTREAM Enables Video Recording For iPhone 3G Users

Now this is really cool. If you’re using an iPhone 3G, video recording capabilities are hard to come by unless your iPhone is jailbroken. Not anymore–because the USTREAM app lets iPhone 3G users film video! I thought Apple said the 3G could not do video? Yet, the USTREAM iPhone app allows this on the iPhone 3G! How cool is that?

It seems that Apple has relaxed its restrictions with this app because you can stream live video over both 3G and WiFi. This is where your 6GB data plan could come into play. **EDIT** At first I thought this was limited to US iTunes according to earlier reports, but it is available in Canada!

You can check out my USTREAM channel here:

Here’s a test video I filmed of a quick drive through downtown Vancouver (Yaletown):

So there you have it. Go out and start filming some interesting things with the latest USTREAM Live Broadcast app. If you’re an iPhone 3G user, let us know how this works for you!


  • eason

    actually you don't need a US iTune account to download this app, cause I didn't and downloaded already and using it on my iPhone 3G, it is a great app! my 3G finally can shot video!!!!

  • Thanks for this–post edited. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy video recording on your 3G!!!!

  • markkle

    What iPhone window mount are you using in that video?

  • wargamer17

    How much data was used during this live stream?

  • Dusty

    Pretty cool!

    I like how iPhone 3G users are able to video and yet Apple says NO to that feature in the FW lol Pwnd!
    Apple also said this to the 2G iPhones and NOT being able to have BlueTooth an MMS, wrong. Its possible too! Jailbreaking of course πŸ˜‰

  • roadcarver

    I installed UStream, and after I installed and created my account, it informs me with the following message “Error: This application can be run only on iPhone 3GS and later”. Awww. Guess I'll have to use Cycorder for a while still.

  • Are you on 3.1 or later?

    I have it working on my 3G.

  • roadcarver

    I did a noob move, sorry folks. I donwloaded the wrong version… I should have downloaded “UStream Live Broadcaster”. I blindly downloaded Ustream Recorder.


    What's more awesome is you can choose to record only locally too, which means it's like regular video! w00t!

  • Flaxx

    Appstore (via iPhone, not sure about iTunes) doesn't let you download it unless you have v3.1 πŸ™
    I don't want to upgrade though…

  • There's no reason not to update to 3.1.2. Why dont you want to?

  • Flaxx

    Two things I'm concerned about:
    1) Unsigned GPRS profiles (in case Rogers decides to charge us in 2010 and we have to do a hack like those with 500mb have to do — last I heard, you can't do this with 3.1+)
    2) Battery life. My friend with his 3GS gets horrible battery life still, even after going to 3.12 from 3.1. I can commute with bluetooth tethering to my laptop and my 3GS drains at about 10 to 15% per hour. I don't have any funny business going on with the phone… full push on all apps. For instance, right now I have 1h15m of usage with an additional 40m of tethering via bluetooth and 1h55m of standby (with bluetooth enabled; wifi disabled) totaling 3h50m of usage and I have 84% battery remaining. Do you get that with 3.12?

  • rorypiper

    Awesome. Haven't tested this yet, but this is great. I might use this to live broadcast the next tutorial I decide to do.

  • arrow

    cool …now will this open the door to other video recording apps for non 3gs phones ? …let's hope so….

  • arrow

    cool …now will this open the door to other video recording apps for non 3gs phones ? …let's hope so….

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