The folks behind the Justin.tv app which lets you broadcast live video from your phone or watch videos shared by other users have released a major update. There’s a countdown timer that lets you know when it will take more than 15 seconds to load a stream, and the counter that lets you know how many people are watching a video stream now includes mobile viewers.

But the two biggest changes are that the Justin.tv app is no longer free, and once you’ve made a purchase you have the option of paying even more on a subscription basis for additional features.

If you already had an earlier version of Justin.tv installed on your iOS device you should be able to download the Justin.tv 3.2 as a free update, but for everyone else the app now runs $4.99.

There’s also a new Mobile Theater HD in-app purchase option which lets you watch 720p HD video streams. All ads are also removed from the app for subscribers. The rates seem kind of steep, at $2.99 for a week, $6.99 for a month, and $14.99 for 3 months. Netflix, by comparison, charges $7.99 per month for access to thousands of TV shows and movies, while Justin.tv provides live broadcasts of events such as Korean BBQ and people playing video games.

 

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...