Latest in Culture

Image credit:

Tumblr to launch live video with an hour of wacky streams

The quirky blog platform appears to be readying a “power hour” to launch its broadcast tool.
Cherlynn Low, @cherlynnlow
June 20, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

It seems Tumblr is planning to jump on the live video bandwagon to join Facebook, Twitter and Amazon. The blog platform has posted eight updates on a subdomain that features a logo with the words "Live Video on Tumblr," accompanied by a caption that says, "Launches Tuesday, June 21."

Each update shows an upcoming time on June 21 and a brief description of what Tumblr will be streaming then. For instance, a post for 4pm ET says the company "will broadcast live from the surface of Mars." The rest of the schedule includes a Harlem Globetrotter teaching you how to play basketball, inflating a "very big thing in a very small room" and learning the "metaphysical truth about your Tumblr."

The programs appear to be part of a Tumblr power hour between 4pm and 5pm ET, which is presumably when the company will take the wraps off its live video service. Not much else is clear about the tool, as the company has not yet made an official announcement.

Without a full feature set for comparisons, it's hard to tell if Tumblr will be able to measure up to live video's big players. But Tumblr does have a large base of content creators with massive followings that could help it eke out a niche in the self-broadcast space.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
My return to ‘No Man’s Sky’ was a reminder of death and the void

My return to ‘No Man’s Sky’ was a reminder of death and the void

View
China's lunar sampling robot beams back its first full-color moon shots

China's lunar sampling robot beams back its first full-color moon shots

View
Discovery+ starts streaming in the US on January 4th for $5 per month

Discovery+ starts streaming in the US on January 4th for $5 per month

View
Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie

Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr