Facebook Now Broadcasts Real-Time Video Streaming From National Geographic

By Kriselle , Dec 14, 2016 02:37 AM EST

Facebook has taken video streaming to the next level with its newest feature supporting real-time broadcasting. And just last Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the world's famous social networking site has published the first 360 Live video of National Geographic's scientists and researchers from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah.

The Real-Time Video Streaming Allows People To View And Explore the World

According to Facebook, this added feature will provide people an immediate access to all the happenings around the globe. With 360-degree videos, people will be more immersed in the news and as they view and explore the whole scene by themselves. Wherever they are, they can easily watch the latest updates and discover something new from different places.

The Most Compatible Devices For Live Facebook Streaming

As of today, Facebook users can watch replays of 360-degree videos and later on view them live. Some of the recommended devices where they can use for high-quality experiences are Nokia Oz or Freedom360 Broadcaster rig with Vahana VR. On the other hand, if they want less produced moments, they can use either the Giroptic iO, Insta360 Nano or Ricoh Theta S.

When Can Facebook Users Experience Real-Time Video Streaming?

As the social media networks strive hard to bring the fastest and most user-friendly viewing experience, Facebook is getting ready to launch this feature to all users next year. The 360 Live API is set to roll out in the coming months, making it available to all profiles and pages in 2017.

More About the National Geographic Live Facebook Streaming

Pacific time at noon, Facebook broadcasted a 360 Live video of scientists who emerge from the 80 days of isolation in the pods of Utah. The official press of National Geographic said that the stream featured the mock Mars landscape, living quarters, as well as informative interviews with the researchers, writers, and thinkers who also took questions from the Facebook audience.

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