BitTorrent’s live video app is now available on iOS

[W]hile the service still offers a somewhat lackluster offering of 16 channels — the highlights of which include NASA TV, ONE World Sports, and FRANCE 24 — it’s the technology behind BitTorrent Live that makes it significant. Like the infamous file sharing method, BitTorrent Live relies on peer-to-peer technology. But instead of allowing for faster downloads of files by using every user as a simultaneous uploader, BitTorrent Live casts viewers as a broadcaster, allowing for a more distributed method of streaming video that the company claims offers lower latency and more scalable streaming that traditional methods. – Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge

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