Sony has announced that it will end support for Ustream on the 1st August 2016. Both broadcasting and viewing of streams ove the service will no longer be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita or the PlayStation App.
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.
- Viewing Ustream broadcasts from “Live from PlayStation” on the PS4 system, PlayStation®App (PS App) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita).
Players can broadcast gameplay via YouTube,Twitch and dailymotion and enjoy viewing these broadcasts via Live from PlayStation.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.
* Timing of termination may shift behind depending on the region.
Ustream boasts over 80 million users and is based out of San Francisco, California and has offices in Los Angeles, and Budapest. Company partners include Panasonic, Samsung, Logitech, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, Viacom, and IMG Media. It received $11.1 million in Series A funding for new product development from DCM and investors Labrador Ventures and Band of Angels.
Sony has not provided a reason why they will be terminating support for the service, support for both YouTube, Dailymotion and Twitch broadcasting and viewing will continue on the PlayStation platform.