Source: © PR Times, Inc. New Japanese mobile app Casty offers “room-peeping” streaming service 2020-04-13 Mon 2020-04-13 Mon Live streaming apps are so plentiful these days that there's already an astonishing number to choose from. From old-timers like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope, to Twitch, TikTok, just to name a few. In Japan, the popular ones are Showroom, 17live, Pococha, and that's not even getting into the virtual variety. But what most of these live-streaming apps have in common is they focus on a personality or performer actively doing something in front of the camera. Newcomer Casty proposes a different model of entertainment: "Room-peeping" Heya wo nozokimi Casty 部屋をのぞき見 Casty This new mobile app and service allows users to view the entire room of the live-streamer of their choice as seen from a fixed camera position, and make comments to communicate with them. © PR Times, Inc. In spite of the risque connotation suggested by heya wo nozokimi 部屋をのぞき見, which literally means "peering into rooms," the live-streamers are all willing participants. Moreover, Casty has lofty goals. According to their press release, "Casty wants to create a new level of awareness and connection between people through their service, and create a positive change in the world by sharing the private space of their rooms." Details Service time: 20:00 to 24:00 (JST) for now Platform: iOS (Android and PC ver. in development) Official website: Casty Link to app (iOS): Casty As explained in their online registration form, you can become a Casty live-streamer if you pass their screening, are at least 15 years old and are able to broadcast for a total of at least 6 hours a week and between 2 to 4 hours per broadcast. Also, parents of minors (and adults who are concerned about their safety) should also know that live-streamers stream at their own risk, since Casty isn't responsible for disputes between live-streamers and third parties arising from such things as live-streamers' identities or locations being discovered. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: App / Casty / livestreaming grape Japan Entertainment New Japanese mobile app Casty offers “room-peeping” streaming service Related Article Japanese musicians performing online due to coronavirus: archived and upcoming events Japanese Twitter Users Exploit “Kawaii” Factor Of Beauty App For PSA About Catfishing “MICHICON-PLUS” App Gives Vtubers Full Body Motion Capture with VRoid Models [Video] Japan discovers the secret of weight loss… It’s kawaii Game Portraying Osamu Tezuka Characters as Cute Girls Divides Opinions Online Guide to the rainy season in Japan: What are the best “Tsuyu” apps?