The creators of Vine, the short video streaming service recently discontinued by Twitter, have announced the release of a new live streaming app for iOS, called “Hype.”
Hype will have to compete with existing live video streaming platforms including Periscope and Facebook Live, but its creators Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov are betting on its success because it offers some additional features that the others don’t have.
Hype allows users to add media to their live video streams, including photos, music, and animated GIFs. They can also play music from their iTunes library, and use themed backgrounds for their streams, which allows text and emoji to be added.
HYPE. Broadcast live interactive video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers, who can comment, and interact with your broadcast.
There are unlimited ways to get creative. Add photos, videos, music, gifs, and more into your live broadcast.
Replay – when your broadcast is over, you can make it available for people to watch later.
Twitter – You can choose to share your Hype broadcasts on Twitter.
Sparkles – Sparkles are a fun, easy way to let the broadcaster know what you are liking.
Featured comments – Share a comment from a viewer in a big way during your live broadcast.
Themed backgrounds – Customize the background of your broadcast with beautiful videos.
Slideshows – Select a few videos and pictures from your camera roll and present them as a slideshow in your broadcast.
Twitter announced its plans to shutdown Vine last week, but did not furnish a specific timeline for the shutdown of the service.
Hype is free, and is available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]