Twitter's Periscope Now Supports 360-Degree Live Videos

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    Twitter's video streaming service Periscope was today updated with support for live 360-degree video, allowing broadcasters to share a more immersive video streaming experience with their fans on Periscope and Twitter.

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    Live 360 videos are denoted by a special badge and when viewed, users can tilt, rotate, or tap on their devices to see additional angles of an uploaded video. 360 video works on iOS devices and some desktop browsers, but Safari is not supported. An example Periscope video is below:

    According to Twitter, the feature is limited to a "small group" of "well-known personalities" who will be broadcasting using the new feature. 360 broadcasts will be rolled out to additional users "during the coming weeks," and Periscope users can apply to test the feature through the Periscope website.

    Periscope can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    I wonder what kind of hardware you need to stream live 360-video. Special camera hooked up to a computer?
     
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    I have used Periscope (watch not broadcast) and find it quite entertaining.
    One fun Periscope was a dinner party all the guests had a lot of fun, in the end two remained and they went off clubbing it.
    I used it first about 7 months ago, checked it out again a month or so ago expecting zillions of broadcasts but appears not to have grown.
    I'm surprised its not really taken off.
    Not sure why this is.
     
  4. goomba478 macrumors regular

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    Periscope is endlessly entetaining when you find good feeds and it's fun to broadcast from as well. I feel like Facebook Live has unfortunately stolen much of its thunder, but Periscope remains the better of the two in my opinion.
     
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    I wonder what kind of data usage you have streaming live 360 video.
     
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