YouNow: Live Stream Video Chat

YouNow: Live Stream Video Chat

By YouNow, Inc.

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2012-03-21
  • Current Version: 13.34.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 83.11 MB
  • Developer: YouNow, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 12,759 Ratings


On YouNow, you can chat with live broadcasters and connect with your audience by going live! Have fun joining broadcasters as a guest, creating selfies, sending gifts, interacting with your community, and capturing moments. DISCOVER: Browse live broadcasts and catch up on what you missed in the Moments feed. Connect with creators, artists, musicians, and your favorite personalities. BROADCAST: Go live and hang out with your community by tapping the green “GO LIVE” button on your profile. INTERACT: Chat with broadcasters, buy bars to send gifts, join broadcasters as a guest, and capture amazing moments. Questions, or feedback? Note: YouNow is intended for people 13 years or older. YouNow Subscription - Support your favorite YouNower and unlock the following perks... • An exclusive partner sticker and badge • Access to super chat messages • Access to the YouNowers replays • Priority chat during busy broadcasts $4.99 monthly --- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Private Policy: Terms of Use:



  • I love this app

    By Stephany aka Gamer Girl
    This app is sooo fun a lot of talent is found on this app and it is a fun way to go live 😁
  • Poorly written garbage

    By commorancy
    YouNow wants to be YouTube for the broadcast-your-life folks. Before we get into the problems with the “content” creators, let’s just talk about the app itself. This app is junk and poorly written. I don’t know what coder they hired, but they need to be fired and replaced. Let’s list the problems. 1a) The iOS app doesn’t support a physical keyboard in chat. If you try to use a physical keyboard, it keeps stealing cursor focus preventing input from the keyboard. There’s no way to type in anything on a physical keyboard. The only keyboard that works is the touchscreen keyboard. No one wants to use a touch keyboard when you have a physical keyboard present. It’s less of a problem on an iPhone, but on an iPad, this app is garbage. 1b) If you own an iPad, you will have to unplug or turn off your physical keyboard. 2) Half the time the free spin doesn’t work. It will just take your free spin, then return nothing in return. I can’t tell you how many free spins I’ve lost. The free spin is mostly worthless anyway. Even when it does work, the best you’ll ever get is 10 likes. Seriously, it costs nothing to give likes to the broadcaster. Let’s up the freebies to better than 10 likes. Let’s also give more tips than likes. 3) The app crashes randomly and at the drop of a hat. If it doesn’t crash, it will hang. Note, it does this as both a content creator and as a viewer. 4) The video encoding is garbage. Not only is the image completely blocky and distorted, it’s entirely unnecessary in this day and age of HD. As a content creator, why would you bother with the way that this looks. It’s like straight out of 1996. 5) No stereo. If you want to broadcast, you can’t broadcast stereo streams. 6) When a stream ends, it throws you into some random streamer afterwards. It gives you like 5 seconds to navigate away, but that’s typically not enough time. Stupid. 7) The UI layout is one of the worst user experiences I’ve had in an app in a long time. Not only do they not follow standard iOS guidelines, the app offers one of the worst UI experiences I’ve seen in a very long time. As for the “original” content, it’s a bunch of lonely damaged people broadcasting trash. One of the biggest YouNowers is also one of the worst. She’s a total trash talker, disses on practically everyone and I’ve even heard her issue death threats on stream. Definitely not a role model you want your children viewing. Yet, YouNow does nothing. Even mods sitting in the chat stream warning chatters about their chat language do nothing towards this “big” YouNow broadcaster when they should have shut her stream down and kick banned her. This is a fairly worthless mostly unmanaged service that offers no real benefit and does nothing to try to entice better broadcasters. Instead, it leaves these trash talkers out there. YouNow is effectively people in a back alley behind a bar. It’s the after party where you don’t want to be. It’s the dump of the Internet. The only reason I even use this app is because a few upstanding YouTubers broadcast their live streams on here. That’s the only reason I entertain keeping this app on my device. I’m giving it 2 stars for the YouTubers that I follow. It at least works well enough for that purpose. Otherwise, it would be deleted.
  • Fix this!

    By JoeyGotJuicee
    The app use to be supper fun and had potential to really blow up. What I’ve been coming across is first off most users are watching and broadcasting from mobile devices. Why do you not allow mobile users to put a title for their broadcast. Second what’s the purpose of the free currency you can’t do much of anything with it. Stickers do nothing and provide no kind of emphasis on the chat. In my opinion stickers are my annoying than anything until you make stickers boost numbers or something why even add that feature?
  • Rofl

    By Seidko
    Guess my first review was too mean. It's still too many third worlders on here preying after little girls and "showing themselves" to them. Hell, y'all don't seem to do anything about the pedos on here in general.
  • Crashes so much!

    By Sy J
    This app would be great if it didnt crash so much! My best friends broadcasts constantly end from crashes and its so annoying... please fix it!
  • crashing

    By jassy1836

    By JustDontDownload05
    I downloaded this app when I was around the age of 12 because of boredom and low self esteem. As soon as I joined chats filled the que with quotes about how I was “hot” “looked like a model” and “beautiful” to 12 year old me these all seemed like very flattering things. But not when they are coming from grown men peering into my bedroom and seeing my life through a camera. The adults on here are very slick they try to earn broadcasters affection by doing things like giving “likes” and becoming a fan (these are all things that can give your broadcast popularity) but the problem with it is majority of the young people aren’t here aren’t broadcasting with the intent to be partnered with younow. They are broadcasting because they like the attention they get from onlookers. Please take my advice and do NOT download this app looking back in retrospect at age 14 there are MUCH better ways to spend your time and this app will only give a negative outcome in the end. Just look up the story of Amanda Todd if you don’t believe me. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this app and stay safe 💗
  • Under age and pedophiles rampant

    By Rengamu
    Many pedophiles on site asking under age kids to pose in compromising situations or to get their contact into and send nudes to them. Very terrible when it comes to age approbation. Porn is posted live nude girls or men (anus / penis exposed) on camera for any one of any age to view. These sometimes screen for an hour 15mins to an hour. Age needs to be raised as this is/should be illegal and highly monitored as it is advertised for 13+ on top off application says 12+. Very harming to young individuals who end up with predators after them or exposed to adult materials. Parents if you see this app take away your child's phone or block this application!!
  • Ayuda!!!!!

    By patty_Oz
    Alguien me podría ayudar ase unas semanas k entro a YouNow y me sale que no puedo comentar ni dar likes y no se diga de la ruleta no la puedo dar que porque estoy bloqueada. Alguien sabe como puedo solucionar esto????
  • I don’t even want to rap a star why?

    By Fauxleesha Madame Intent
    I liked YouNow for a year and then sometime in Sep 2017 all my iPhones would not stream for only 2min. I emailed support and they said it was my signal issue. Something has changed not sure I T-Mobile problem. I checked the iPhone at apple store and everything is ok. I would really like to stream but can’t. Sayonara Shi Shi