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    Published: 2015-06-12, by .

    Live-stream and playback from anywhere, publicly or privately, through Twitter

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    • Beautiful design
    • Intuitive, one-tap recording
    • Replay broadcasts
    • Public and private options
    • Huge variety of content, curated
    • Can't comment on your own live broadcasts
    • Privacy issues?

    "Your Own Periscope On The World (No Submarine Required)"

    THE VERDICT

    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.

    THE PROS

    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.

    THE CONS

    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

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    Jun 12, 2015

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    Christine Zartman

    by Christine Zartman

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "Good"

    Running location, internet, video, and audio really eats up battery life. I think the app could be improved if location could be pinged upon sign in and then turned off.

    motorbike Jones

    by motorbike Jones

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Ok

    Chaerin Park

    by Chaerin Park

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "OK"

    Idk its just meh

    Scott Brennan Jr

    by Scott Brennan Jr

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Yea

    Andrick G.Reyes

    by Andrick G.Reyes

    Aug 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Is the best app of live video, and if is possible here my periscope profile to watch my live set on: @iamandrick

    Dani Little

    by Dani Little

    Aug 16, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Layout could be better