Watch your favorite instagram superstar and influencer as Instagram live on web is available to broadcast now. Just update and login your account and you’re good to go.
Instagram live on web is the new feature of the application. Instagram Live has become one of the largest platforms for personal streaming, but broadcasts were only viewable from the mobile app, But now you can watch home bound celebrities from the comfort of a large screen.
The mobile Instagram Live experience has comments scrolling up through a transparent window at the bottom of the video. If you’re streaming with more than one person, comments can obstruct the view, making it difficult to pay attention to the video and chat simultaneously.
With the web interface now allowing you to view Live streams, the comments are moved to a scrolling window on the side, making the bottom of your viewing experience is unobstructed. The stream doesn’t appear to be any larger on the web, but the positioning of the comments alone makes it a worthwhile endeavor.
If you’re on a PC or Mac, your options for watching Instagram Live videos are extremely limited. So much so that we actually recommend you watch Instagram Live videos through the Instagram mobile app. If you want detailed instructions on how to do so, check out the Instagram help page for more information.
If you want to watch on an even bigger screen than your computer, you can also share the stream to your television using a Chromecast, or via Airplay if you have an Apple TV.
It’s super easy and can make doing that live-streamed workout or rocking out to that DJ set a lot more satisfying—and reduce the risk that you’ll accidentally fling your phone across the room mid-dab.
However, just because the options to watch Instagram Live on a computer are extremely limited does not mean that there are no browser add-ons for the app. There are tons of Instagram extensions for Chrome that offer increased functionality for the site’s other features.
One of the best that we’ve tested is Desktop for Instagram, by Devanco.