Periscope App is now Available for Android

Periscope, an application that basically allows you to stream content right from your mobile to the internet has been one of the most successful and talked about applications in the world these days. Not just Periscope, Meerkat has been one of the most spoken about apps as well as personal marketing takes the center as the new in trends thing. After being announced as an iOS exclusive application, seeing te popularity that the application enjoyed, it is only fair that the app is now available on Android.

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The applications comes with an interface that is not too distinctively different from iOS and has exactly the same features whereby you will be able to stream your video from the device and then push the update on your Twitter profile from where everyone will be able to watch the video.

Some of the features of the application, as listed down on the Google Play Store are as follows:

• REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, you can make it available for replay so viewers can watch later. Viewers can replay your broadcast with comments and hearts to relive the full experience. Replays currently last 24 hours. You can delete your replay at any time.
• PRIVATE: If you want to broadcast to specific people, press the lock icon before going live and choose who you want to invite to your broadcast.
• TWITTER: You can choose to share your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter by tapping the bird icon before you start broadcasting. When you go live, you’ll tweet a link so that your Twitter followers can watch on the web (or in the app)
• MANAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Periscope will suggest people for you to follow based on your Twitter network. You can always follow new people, or unfollow them if you don’t want to be notified when they go live. You can also adjust notification preferences in Periscope Settings (in Profile)
• HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you get from your viewers. The more hearts, the higher you get in the “Most Loved” list.

You can download the application from Google Play here.

Twitter Announces Periscope- A Live Video Feed Broadcasting Service

Twitter has announced Periscope, in its quest to dethrone Meerkat which has made quite a splurge in the news recently cause of its ability to broadcast videos straight from your iPhone. The official service by Twitter basically allows you to see another world through the eyes of someone you follow or want to follow.

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But unlike Meerkat, you will be able to see videos that anybody is broadcasting on Periscope, irrespective of the fact that you follow or do not follow them. There are generally three videos that are listed on top which are the featured video of the time you are browsing the app, and the rest of the videos then follow. You also get the number of users who are viewing the livestream at a time to gauge the popularity

You can obviously, like and comment on the video streams, which would allow the same to be used as a good live QnA tool for maybe some conferences etc. There is also an option to add your GPS location which will be visible as a small little dialogue box. You can also watch the stream once it has ended, though you cannot obviously interact with it. The service currently is available only for iOS though, the Android version should not be very far off now.

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