Comcast's Xfinity Share app was launched as a platform for its customers to share livestream video content on the X1 Entertainment Operating System. The ability to create and share content from the mobile app is just part of what makes this new app so impressive—as the content is captured, Comcast customers are then able to direct the broadcast to a TV for a better viewing experience.
The app was designed so that people could share special moments in real-time. Comcast remarks: "Now a grandmother in San Francisco can watch along on her TV at the exact moment her grandson in Philadelphia blows out his birthday candles."
With the emergence of apps like Periscope and Meerkat ushering in a new way to share with friends, family and social media followers, livestreaming is presiding over photos and videos.