Sony launches Live on YouTube app for Xperia
Michelle Clancy
| 18 June 2014
Sony has launched a new Xperia camera app for Sony Xperia Z2 customers, dubbed Live on YouTube. It allows users to broadcast up to 15 minutes of video direct to their YouTube channel from the latest Xperia handsets.

"It's perfect for allowing would-be directors and amateur reporters to share exciting live moments with the world (or just with friends), direct from their Xperia Z2," Sony noted. "Whether you want to stream your child's first steps, broadcast your own webinar or share your best friend's wedding speech, Live on YouTube ... allows your followers and friends to see what you're seeing, precisely when you're seeing it."

Users can share links with viewers to their finished videos, see the number of views, likes and dislikes in real time, decide which videos should be public or private and set automatic reminders for when the broadcast should stream online.

In order to use the app, users must have a verified YouTube account that is in good standing and has not been flagged as breaching existing copyright laws.

"This app is the next stage in the evolution we started with Social Live for Xperia Z1 in 2013," Sony said. "We've since worked hard with both our development team and external partners to bring consumers even more fun, exciting and useful apps that allow you to make the most of your Xperia smartphone."

The app is not available in all markets, including Germany, where live streaming is not enabled on YouTube.