A couple of months earlier, Twitter tried to change the video game again with the launch of Periscope for iOS – – an app that enables users to stream live video to their fans. At that time, individuals just weren’t sure for how long it would consider the app to reach Android, and whether it would follow a quick launch. In case you were among those questioning, Tuesday saw Periscope coming to Android, precisely 2 months after the initial launch for the iPhone.

In case you have not had an opportunity to take a look at Periscope, it’s an app that lets you stream live video to your Twitter fans, together with a variety of interesting functions that make it distinct.

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The Android version of Periscope, while much like its iOS equivalent, takes numerous cues from Google’s Material Design from Lollipop.

Added design aspects consist of the capability to hide comments from live streams, and sees some new, Android-only (in the meantime) features like controlling the kind of notices that you receive (for circumstances, you can be alerted just when someone shares a broadcast, and not when they begin streaming etc). Then, the Android version enables fast jumping from one broadcast to another app and back to the exact same one without the have to sift through hundreds of alerts to find the feed that you left. You can even toggle saving broadcasts instantly to your device’s internal storage.


Exactly what’s fascinating in this whole story is how Twitter has actually followed the launch of Meerkat– another popular live video streaming app for iOS and Android – – on Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system. Meerkat has actually seen huge success when it surfaced on iOS and Android, however at the exact same time, had a variety of users whining about busted links and usually shaky performance. On the other hand, Periscope, regardless of being backed by Twitter and offering a more stable experience over all, still falls behind in regards to overall users, at least according to main sources. The truth, nevertheless, is that live streaming is on the rise, and individuals have actually begun seeing it as a helpful, appealing means of sharing the world around them.


Periscope for Android is available free of charge over at the Google Play Store.

(Download: Periscope for Android on the Play Store)

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