IGTV is a new video uploading and browsing app that is developed by Instagram for all the creators, creating a good platform just like YouTube. Everyone has a side of the creator which is much more creative, it is just that you need a good platform to show your creativity. YouTube has been one of the famous platforms for all the creators of the world, where they can independently make and show creativeness in their videography. But most as all the creators are aiming for YouTube, the platform is getting very saturated day by day, so if you want to start new you will need to work really hard. But Instagram UI being one of the best media sharing platform decides to open a new creators platform where you can create a channel and share long video. Yes, IGTV app for Android is going to allow the users to create a free channel and upload long videos just like you do on YouTube.
Instagram has launched their new IGTV app as you are unable to upload more than 1-minute video on your feed. So in IGTV, you will be able to upload long videos and get connected with your viewers or followers. Also, the best part is that you can do everything for free, so in the coming days when there will be a search for YouTube alternative then IGTV would be the best website for YouTube alternatives for creators. Here in this article, you will know about how to download and install the IGTV app on your Android device from Instagram.
More about IGTV:
Well, many of the tech bloggers have been saying that IGTV is going to be the best alternative for YouTube in the future coming days. But as now there are fewer users, you will be able to stream video without any ads, but as time goes and it gets popular, you will be able to see ads on video just like YouTube so that the creator will be able to earn money. The only thing about this application is that there is no built-in camera with which you will record video and post directly. So you will need to record it with the default camera of your phone may be and then post it on your IGTV channels.
The application is available for free on both Play Store and app store, the only thing is that the application is still running on a beta version. The platform is very easy to use and is totally different from the Instagram app. The most interesting features of the IGTV is that you can stream vertical video for the first time which is not even available on YouTube. There are many other exciting features of this application which will surely blow you out.
How to download and Install IGTV:
As you have already known about the IGTV application and how it is different from Instagram and YouTube. So now further let’s have a look at how you can download and install the IGTV app on your Android device.
- First of all, go to the play store and then search for the IGTV app on the search bar of the Play Store.
- Click on the App icon which will take you to the page of the application.
- Simply click on the Install button. After some time the app will get automatically installed on your device.
So this is all you need to do for installing the IGTV app on your Android device. Now let’s have a look at how you can use it on your device.
How to use IGTV app:
After installing the IGTV app on your phone simply open the application on your phone. You will get to some videos listed on the homepage itself which you are streaming automatically from the page which you are following on Instagram like Instagram captions. You can also Like, Comment and share button below the video that you are streaming just like you get in your Instagram app. Also, if you want to browse other videos then you can also do that by clicking on the Browse button in the bottom right corner of the video.
If you want to add a new post on your IGTV channel then simply click on the profile picture of your channel and then click on the Plus icon (+). It will bring out all the videos from your phone, so you can simply click one and then upload it to your channel as simple as that. If you don’t like any video, or if it is offensive then you can also report the video to Instagram for removing or deleting it.
So these are all the methods and the features of the IGTV app that is developed by the Instagram. Instagram is one of the best media sharing app to date and soon, IGTV is going to be the best alternative to YouTube with which a creator can do their living with. For now, there are no ads in the video but soon it is expected to show ads on the videos which will be a source of earning for all the creators. Here in this article above, we have also given all the tips on how to use this application on your phone if you are using it for the first time. Comment down why you love IGTV app, and will you use it as a creator.