Vine creators launch their new initiative --- ‘Hype’ live streaming video service

Vine creators launch their new initiative --- ‘Hype’ live streaming video service

Close on the heels of a recent announcement by Twitter that it is shutting down its Vine short-form video service, the creators of Vine have announced the launch of a new live streaming video service dubbed ‘Hype.’

The Hype live streaming video service is now available for download on the Apple App Store; with an Android version of the service coming soon.

In announcing the Hype live streaming video service, Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov – the original creators of Vine – said that though live streaming apps have off late been flooding the app industry, Hype has a number of notable features which will demarcate it from Periscope and other services.

Kroll and Yusupov specifically asserted that Hype basically adds a more features-loaded experience to the simplicity of the popular Periscope service.

Highlighting the differences between Hype and Periscope, Kroll and Yusupov said that Hype gives users the ability to incorporate other media into their live streams; thereby allowing them to share photos, videos, and GIFs from their camera roll straight to the live stream.

Moreover, Hype users can also play music from their iTunes library, as well as add text, emojis, and themed backgrounds to the live stream. The Hype service also boasts support for more engagement between hosts and viewers; with hosts having greater control over the presentation of their stream.