What is LiveMe?
LiveMe is an adults-only live streaming app. It aims to connect creators like singers, DJs and comedians with relevant fans.
While the app explicitly prohibits sexual content, hate speech and more, it very clearly states it is not for children and that videos should not feature children.
LiveMe minimum age requirements
Its Terms of Service state that the app is only for those aged 18 or older. It not only includes live broadcasting, but one-to-one chats, gaming, gambling and more. Additionally, the thumbnail images are suggestive in nature, though not explicit.
How does it work?
The live video streaming app lets a user (called a ‘broadcaster’) live stream videos, chat with others, and share with and follow different broadcasters. By clicking on one of the many users, they are taken directly to their live feed where they can view their videos.
Broadcasters can also share the live feed while watching on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media accounts.
Creating a LiveMe account
When setting up an account, users enter their mobile number to login. However, registering via social media or email is also offered. Users must then enter their chosen nickname (or use the suggested one) and birthday. Options for a profile picture and gender are also available. LiveMe then suggests broadcasters to follow.
While LiveMe insists only users over 18 can use the service, there is no age verification process. This means anyone can join the service, including children. The only way their account is likely to get taken down is if someone reports them as underage.
In-app purchases and earning money
LiveMe is very much centred around purchases, including gifts and coins. Users can give them to broadcasters, which is how they make money within the app. It’s very easy to accidentally make purchases if a credit card is connected due to a large amount of pop-ups boasting deals.
Live streams and chats
The main part of LiveMe is the live streams from broadcasters. Users can broadcast and chat with others. They can also send gifts to their favourite broadcasters.
While LiveMe’s guidelines prohibit sexual images or nudity, many of the thumbnails are suggestive and clearly intended for an adult audience.