The Ustream iPhone viewing application is finally available for download on the App Store. I downloaded it and started using it right away. Much about the interface is good. Three buttons below: Live, Upcoming, Archived. Within Live, top tabs are: Top Live, Featured, All Live. Within Upcoming: Featured, All Events. Archived: Featured, Most Viewed.
I can’t find a refresh button yet. I don’t see a section for the Ustream app in iPhone settings. The big problem right now is the frequent buffering that stops everything. Watching shows, everything pauses about twice a minute. This even on WiFi. I expect that they will make some kind of adjustment soon, and that we’ll see a follow-up release. One gets the feeling that the long wait was because of this buffering issue, and that it went out last night to be in time for the inauguration today, such a huge press opportunity.
The first show I watched was the Q Morning Show Live. The picture was good as was the sound. Then I turned to Chris Pirillo Live. I was able to walk around the house with Chris Pirillo in my hand! Unfortunately, the lag was there, the constant buffering, and eventually, it all went dark. I haven’t been able to connect for the past five minutes. I think I’ll reset my iPhone to see if that helps.