Ustream seems to have found its niche in the live streaming of video. The app lets you broadcast live to any number on viewers of WiFi or mobile data. In the new update, developers seem to have spruced up the joint. Ustream is now much more attractive and should also have better video performance.

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The screenshots cover most of the major changes (ignore the colorful and unnecessary frames), but there are some images of the old UI down at the bottom for comparison. Here's the full changelog:

  • New fly-in menu with categories for easy navigation
  • New featured upcoming events
  • New blue actionbar with redesigned icons
  • New light color theme and app icon
  • New settings on phones
  • Reduced buffering time
  • Various streaming improvements
  • Available on Android 2.3 and above

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The old app was a little Holo (#YOLO), but had a real Honeycomb vibe. This new one has the lighter colors, a proper action bar, and even the new hamburger navigation menu. Certainly can't complain about improved streaming quality either. Ustream is free with ads, or you can buy a premium account to go ad-free.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    I don't like it when apps have tab navigation for 2 pages... that's just ugly. 3 at least.

    • GergoRad

      FYI we're already working on merging the lists so that we can remove those tabs.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon


    • Jeffery Keel

      I've noticed over the last little while that you're a really negative person.

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  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    Less buffering time? Wow, only if they can get their entire service to do that during huge press conferences. Every time I've watched one (Sony E3 was the last one) they constantly have issues with huge events like that.

  • Jordan Khoviteri-Zadeh

    If only the twitch app were half as decent... :-/

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    Now I wish Twitch.tv would do the same. Their app is worse than iOS ports, since it sucks even on iOS.

  • miri

    Your move, Twitch.

  • didibus

    Bring on the PS4

    • steve

      Ya I am so done with Microsoft. Cant buy used games or rent or even borrow a friends game. If I wanted restrictions, I would sell my Android and buy a Iphone