Periscope Provides Fb Sharing, Help For Panorama Broadcasts Forward Of Its Apple TV App
Twitter’s reside-streaming app Periscope rolled out an replace as we speak which introduces help for broadcasting and watching streams whereas your cellular gadget is in panorama mode. Whereas addressing a minor inconvenience which earlier than noticed customers caught watching video sideways at occasions (as Periscope solely supported portrait mode), the brand new addition makes much more sense given Periscope’s upcoming Apple TV software.
As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine lately reported, the Periscope workforce had been secretly constructing a brand new app for Apple TV.
Apple introduced yesterday an upgraded Apple TV field that may now embrace an App Retailer, and Periscope will probably be one the primary to increase its iOS software to the large display. The app itself even made a temporary look on stage at Apple’s press occasion in San Francisco as the corporate talked concerning the new Apple TV App Retailer.
Though the app wasn’t demoed like a few of the others, it was entrance-and-middle within the Apple TV’s App Retailer “Prime Charts” part, which additionally included different properly-recognized apps like Star Stroll, Vimeo, AirBnB, Zillow, Crossy Street, Gilt and others.
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The Periscope TV app is probably going going to be targeted on letting viewers watch streams. Periscope already rolled out performance in June that assist you to watch video on the internet, so this is able to be a pure extension of its capabilities.
One other notable function arriving as we speak is help for Fb sharing. Now, Periscope customers can submit the hyperlink to a stay broadcast or replay to Fb, in the event that they’ve logged in to their Fb account from the iOS Settings app.
This might assist Periscope higher stake its floor within the stay-streaming race, the place rivals like Meerkat have already embraced the Fb API, and even Fb itself has begun testing the waters with stay-streaming, initially with verified celebs.
Along with the panorama help, the Periscope app replace features a few different tweaks, together with a brand new “share indication” (the replace seems in your house feed when somebody you comply with shares a broadcast) – it will now embrace information on who shared this; improved accessibility options; plus a neater approach to flip on and off chat and hearts throughout a reside broadcast.