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UPDATED: Record iPhone 3G Video! Ustream Live Broadcaster Now Available for iPhone

UPDATE: Yes, Ustream Live Broadcast is iPhone 3G compatible, and you can use it to record video

Ustream Live Broadcaster [Free - iTunes link (opens in new tab)] for iPhone has arrived, enabling users to point their iPhone cameras and instantly share whatever they're looking at with internet viewers everywhere (terms of service appropriate, thankfully).

It's been a long, slow road getting live video up-streaming onto the iPhone, with Ustream in specific releasing a limited viewer-only app first, then a record-now-upload-later app. Does this mean the gates are open for yet another previously unavailable category? We'll see. And while we're happy with video, we're still waiting for VoIP over 3G as well.

Meanwhile, we're bracing ourselves for the flood of "Come see me live" posts to flood our Twitter feeds. So just do us a favor and point that iPhone camera at something interesting, will ya?

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

19 Comments
  • Works great on my 3GS. Just confirmed that it works on my wifes 3G as well. She is now able to record video with sound locally...not to mention streaming over the internet.
  • How is this different from knocking Live Video?
    Am I missing something?
  • Anders, Knocking Live Video is iPhone to iPhone. Ustream is iPhone to web.
  • Geez y is that Ashton & Demi on this. Sorry lib's disgust me!!!but I might get this ap
  • Qik seems to be working quicker for me...i don't know..
  • Qik for the masses
  • This works on my 3G! Doesn't this violate some Apple API rule by enabling video on the 3G?
  • You know what this means?? video for iphone 3g is comin soon...I just hope they dont make another phone 2 do it like they did wit the 3gs......
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  • Nice App for mobile video uploads, finally after 18 months my iPhone can do something I expected the 3g to do on release.
  • I am using it on my 3G for video. Not the best. It will suffice until June though. :)
  • Finally! Video recording for the iPhone 3G. Until the iPhone 4G comes out next year, this will serve me well. Thanks Ustream (and Apple for letting it through)
  • It's not video recording. It only uses the camera to stream. This doesn't allow the iPhone 3G to record video for anyone that's confused. Anyways...I did use the app. It works exactly as described!! This opens up huge opportunities for the iPhone.
  • Tried this app after being burned by Knocking Live app. Worked really well. Only problem is that it will kill your battery life. Dropped over 60% while shooting for 20 minutes or so.
  • @ivoryplum you´re WRONG. You can save videos localy, to send to web later. So, it does in fact alow video recording on the 3G and 2G iphones.
  • Thank you Antonio for your clarity! I had thought the same, that I couldn't record video on my 3G phone.... UNTIL my friend had told me about this program and until I had read these HELPFUL comments! Ye!!
  • Haha, okay. I take back what I said.
    Just realized that it actually does record it.
  • Dude cannot wait to try i'm really exited wow I wonder what apple will do with this on the next iPhone or even a new commercial, like can your phone and your network do that? Well bot sure if you can do it with any other phone but it's awsome to have it now on the iPhone this opens a door for alot more.
  • I don't know what you guys are talking about. The ustream recorder does NOT record video with the 3G.
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