live streaming

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present participle of live stream entry 2

live streaming

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variants or less commonly livestreaming or live-streaming
: the act, process, or an instance of streaming (an event) over the Internet for live (see live sense 8b) viewing
Live streaming is not an easy feat and that could be the reason why video platform Twitch has decided to launch a Twitch creator camp that will help users build their streaming brands.Devika Singh
Many others—numbering in the thousands—watched the live streaming of the event.Stephen Coleman
often used before another noun
If you don't care for what Spotify or Google serves up, YouTube has user-driven, live-streaming music channels …Alan Henry
They sang during a live-streaming event last winter that also featured Celine Dion, Leslie Odom Jr., and Stevie Wonder.Modern Healthcare

Examples of live streaming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Markets depend on a number of different metrics, including the size of the population, so the business opportunity and the cost of data for live streaming is very important. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 Cord-cutters who want access to all major live sports games from one place turn to live streaming services, such as Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo, and Sling TV. Emma Roth, The Verge, 12 Feb. 2024 Students and their families can contact each school’s staff for information about cap and gown orders, specific ceremony plans, guest tickets, safety protocols, graduation decorum, and access to live streaming options for family and friends unable to attend in person. Jimena Tavel, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 Facebook Show more sharing options TwitchCon, the popular live streaming conference that was last here in 2022, is returning after bidding farewell to Las Vegas and cutting a deal to stay in San Diego through 2028. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2024 It can be used to control a wide variety of things, including smart lights, computer automations, and microphone and video controls when on video calls or live streaming. $60 at Amazon$60 at B&H Photo The Stream Deck XL is the 32-key version of the Elgato Stream Deck. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 22 Dec. 2023 This year marks the first time live streaming of an Arkansas women's basketball game at the arena will be available…. Ethan Westerman,, 16 Dec. 2023 Earlier this year, the service aired its first live streaming event with Chris Rock: Selective Outage, which delivered both in viewers and subsequent awards nominations. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 Look, there’s a lot of ways to slice what’s going on at X. What the team is working on there, specifically the work on live streaming, is a good step in the right direction. Kylie Robison, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of live streaming was in 1996

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“Live streaming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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