The Twitter-owned live-streaming app Periscope today updated its app with a much-requested feature that will let users relay and view live streams in landscape mode. The step comes a day after the Periscope app was seen on phase during the “Hey Siri” event as an approaching app for the brand new Apple TELEVISION.

Today’s upgrade also introduced Facebook connection, enabling users to publish the connect to an existing live broadcast, or the replay video of one that’s over, to their Facebook wall from straight within Periscope. The team has also tweaked the app’s social features and included some accessibility modes, also.

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Exactly what’s New in Variation 1.2

Landscape: When a broadcaster holds their phone in landscape, the video will certainly now be oriented effectively for all audiences. Audiences can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to preserve complete screen video. In any case, you’ll never have to watch sideways video once more!
Share Indicator: When someone you follow shares a broadcast, it appears in your house feed. In this update, we’ve included an indication below the broadcast title explaining who shared it with you.
Share on Facebook: You can now share the link to a LIVE broadcast or replay on Facebook. To see this choice, you’ll have to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your device.
Accessibility: We’ve heard from a lot of individuals that Periscope requires to be more available. In this version we’ve made large steps toward completely supporting our VoiceOver users.

Although there’s been no talk of the Apple TELEVISION app yet, that version of Periscope will no doubt permit users to see present live-streams and watch older re-plays with UI tweaks for the bigger-screened experience. Periscope can be downloaded for free from the App Store

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