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Ustream Viewer streams live video to Android devices, starting with tonight’s KISS concert

November 25, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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Ustream Viewer streams live video to Android devices, starting with tonight’s KISS concert

Video platform Ustream has uploaded its Ustream Viewer app into the Android Market, enabling users to watch live or recorded content directly on their Android handsets. The new app is available for free and capable of watching live feeds, music videos, recorded clips, and user-generated content over Wi-Fi or 3G.

Ustream already released its Ustream Broadcaster app, so the addition of Viewer provides the total Ustream experience on Android devices. It even includes commentary from other viewers, a popular feature of Ustream content.  Released in conjunction with a live KISS concert in Los Angeles scheduled for 7 pm PST tonight, the app is available for free in the Android Market.

I’ve toyed with the app on 3G briefly and experienced a few hiccups in video, audio, and comments moving fluidly. It buffered twice, however my 3G connection does switch to EDGE from time to time, so I don’t blame the app for that. It worked much better on Wi-Fi. This is a beta release, so expect a few blips.

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