YouTube has had their live service available for a few years now, in experimental mode, for concerts or other events. It was just this month that YouTube showed off this service as available to it’s users. This service provides an interface for it’s users to broadcast a live stream onto the internet, basically how Justin.TV or Ustream work.
Originally the service was all Flash based, and because iOS devices can’t play Flash, we were missing out. Not anymore. Thanks to YTLive, a new webapp that has just been released, we can now watch those live videos right from our device. All that is needed to do is past the link of the YouTube Live video into the text box in the webapp, and hit the watch button. The app then converts it and you can watch the embedded video. So hoping that YTLive’s servers can handle the load, this may be a viable option.
The one thing that worries me is that it appears that the first test of this app will be the Royal Wedding in Britain. If YTLive’s server crash from load, that would be a bit disappointing. You can head over to their site here, and try it out for yourself. Be sure to browse it from your iOS device and on Safari.