Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 1995
A live transmission of an event over the internet.
Examples of Livestream in a sentence
"Jake settled in to watch the livestream for the class lecture."
"During the pandemic, many houses of worship decided to offer livestreams of their services."
Popularity Over Time
Internet company RealNetworks developed RealPlayer, the first media player capable of livestreaming content, in 1995.
Did you Know?
On June 24, 1993, a band called Severe Tire Damage performed their typical gig with one difference: some of the band members’ colleagues from Xerox PARC in California decided to try some new technology. They were able to broadcast the session over Mbone, a niche network that could be watched just about anywhere in the world. This was the first livestream; however, not many people knew of Mbone at the time so there weren’t many viewers.