Twitter’s Periscope adds landscape broadcasting ahead of Apple TV app


When word emerged this week that Periscope has been secretly dealing with an Apple TV app, it was mentioned that Twitter’s live broadcasting service only supports portrait video capture while Television Set naturally are landscape. It appears Periscope already had plans in motion to alter that, though, as the current variation of the app released today includes support for streaming in landscape orientation.

Aside from setting the phase for the future app on the brand-new Apple TELEVISION announced the other day (Periscope hasn’t demoed the app, however it’s icon appears in an Apple TV human interface guidelines graphic and was seen on phase), the update produces a better watching experience for Periscope users. It manages displaying video better now no matter how the broadcaster is holding their phone. Landscape streaming doesn’t need audiences to hold their phone in that method, either, and it’s a better fit for web watching too.

Periscope likewise points out brand-new accessibility enhancements for aesthetically impaired users which has actually been a popular demand. Look into the newest release notes below:

What’s New in Variation 1.2

[+] Landscape: When a broadcaster holds their phone in landscape, the video will now be oriented correctly for all viewers. Viewers can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to keep full screen video. In any case, you’ll never have to watch sideways video once more!
[+] Share Indication: 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 discussing who shared it with you.
[+] Share on Facebook: You can now share the connect to a LIVE broadcast or replay on Facebook. To see this option, you’ll have to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your device.
[+] Accessibility: We have actually learnt through a great deal of people that Periscope requires to be more available. In this version we’ve made big steps toward completely supporting our VoiceOver users.

Other changes:
[+] If you shut off chat/hearts while watching a live broadcast, you can now just tap the “Chat Hidden” label to turn them back on.
[+] Fixed a bug where people who signed up with their phone number couldn’t change their profile image.
[+] Made some optimizations that ought to reduce the quantity of space Periscope takes up on your device.

Periscope for iPhone is readily available for complimentary on the App Store.


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