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Facebook announces Live Audio feature for iOS and Android

Michael McCarty Friday, 23-Dec-2016 06:58 AM ET
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Facebook has announced that it is introducing a Live Audio feature that allows live broadcasts of audio-only content. The company will be testing the feature with a small number of established broadcasters including the BBC World Service and LBC. iOS users will get a worse version of the service than using Android devices: while Android users can continue listening to a Live Audio broadcast while using other apps, iOS users will need to remain within the app. You can, though, browse other Facebook content while listening. If you fancy yourself as a live radio host or live podcaster, the company says that it will be making the feature more available to publishers and people early in the new year.

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darknexus Friday, 23-Dec-2016 08:36 AM ET:

What are they doing, coding for iOS 3? iOS has had the ability to allow background streaming since iOS 4. This makes me wonder if Facebook is about to launch a device of their own, powered by Android. This is a one hundred percent artificial limitation and could only be for marketing or political purposes. It makes me glad I deleted my Facebook account a year or so back.


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