Facebook is taking live streaming beyond the phone. Recently Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a drone flying and live streaming the video in real time on Facebook Live. They are making its Live API available to the public. This is being done so that developers can add live streaming to 3rd party apps and devices for publishers and content owners to use devices other than phones to stream videos. Ooyala, Mevo, DJI and Grabyo are some of the partners already on board to stream live video using their tools on Facebook Live.
According to Mark Zuckerberg, “People love going live, because it’s so unfiltered and personal.” Apart from adding a dedicated video tab and adding new features to Live, he has hinted at introducing monetization schemes for publishers of live content – plans which reveal that Facebook wants to be an end-to-end live streaming service.