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The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

iPhone Live Streaming

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now.

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For as long as the iPhone has been around, users have wanted to stream their screens on the internet. Now, the developers at Lookback have made that dream a reality. And best of all, their new app is completely free.

Aptly dubbed Unicorns, the group’s new app can be downloaded from their website and installed on a Mac computer. Once the app is installed, all you need to do is connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac and click the stream button in the app. Voila! You’re off and streaming.

You’ll get a unique link that can then be shared with anyone and everyone you want to have access to your stream. There’s also a chat mechanism built right into the site, so people can discuss your stream. Think of it as Twitch for your iPhone.

Here’s a demo of iPhone screen streaming in action, and a link to download the app can be found below in our source section.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.