Sony has announced that it will be terminating support for streaming service Ustream on 1st August 2016 for the PS4 and Live with PlayStation App. It means that you will no longer be able to live stream your gameplay to the service, or watch other gamers’ live streams. Gamers will need to switch to one of the other alternatives: Twitch or YouTube.
This change will also affect the PlayStation App on Android and iOS, which allows you to view live streams.
A new article on the PlayStation Support site states:
On August 1, 2016*, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate the following Ustream features available on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system and Live from PlayStation®:
- Broadcasting gameplay to Ustream will end.
- Viewing Ustream broadcasts from Live from PlayStation on the PS4 system, PS App and PlayStation Vita will no longer be possible.
Now would be a good time to move your channel across to one of the competing services.