Periscope - Live Video
by: Twitter, Inc. • 449.1K
After a year in the making and several months of anticipation, Twitter's Meerkat rival has finally been born: welcome to the live-streaming stage Periscope, the sleekest and most attractive live broadcasting app yet to be seen.
Periscope is smooth and easy to use, and boasts loads of great features that pit it well ahead of any of its rivals. Importantly, it also has access to the Twitter Social Graphs, so finding and following your twitter friends on Periscope is super easy.
The variety of the content on offer is fantastic, and you have the option of replaying old broadcasts: something which Meerkat doesn't support.
It's been a long time coming, and Periscope has entered the game late: but it was definitely worth the wait.
There are LOTS of good things to say about Periscope. As soon as you launch the app, the polished-finish of the interface instantly speaks of quality. The first thing you'll see is a list of videos: at the top, those being broadcast now and at the bottom, recently recorded. The app also benefits from in-house curation, ensuring trending quality.
Periscope broadcasts are available for up to 24 hours after they aired- which means the variety of content available to you at any one time is even greater. the replay option is very cool, in that comments appears as the did in the live broadcast - giving you an 'in the moment' feeling. Comments are kept within the app, and not spamming your Twitter account too - which is good to know. If you like a broadcast, you can also bombard the broadcaster with hearts - a bit like favoriting a tweet, but with more love.
You can choose if you want your broadcasts to be private or public, and whether you want them to air on twitter or not - either way, your Twitter followers will know you're on the air. And there's no limit to the length of your broadcast as far as Periscope is concerned - you own limit is what your device's storage can handle.
You can't yet type in the comments section yourself, which is a bit irritating.
Also, and as with any live-streaming app on the market, there is that floating grey area of privacy. Sure, it's ok for you to broadcast yourself. But what if you are filming people around you without their consent? It's unclear as to where you (and Periscope) stand legally on this front.
Tags: periscope playback , periskope private
by Jayne , Appszoom
Jun 12, 2015