Kurt Wilms, Live Video Product Lead said in a YouTube blog post. The move comes as SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket provided a showcase of YouTube's live streaming capabilities, attracting 2.3 million concurrent views. Basically, YouTube has applied its live automatic speed recognition (LASR) technology, which is in the process of approaching industry standards with respect to error rates and latency.
YouTube is usually associated with viewing the finished video, but many authors spend on it live broadcasts with Live.
This feature - the automatic English captioning - will be rolling out "in coming weeks" on Live. The Google-owned company announced a year ago that it has passed 1 billion videos with automatic captions.
Google announced a smattering of updates to YouTube Live today, the biggest among them being automatically-generated English captions for live videos. For Super Chat - a monetizing feature that lets viewers pay money to have their video comments highlighted in the chat stream - YouTube is integrating IFTTT technology.
One of the best aspects of YouTube is the live streaming functionality.
Creators also can add a location tag to their mobile live streams and video uploads, a feature that will make such video easier for users to find. They can also filter video search results to show only videos created in a certain location. With the release of innovations, the channel owner will be able to make it so that if a user send a message to Super Chat at the home of the author of the channel will flash a "smart" light bulb, or inside the broadcast will play some music.