Periscope, Twitter’s video streaming app, is now available on Android. The app was previously available for iOS users and now, with the inclusion of Android, it is expected to get a huge share of the market.
Periscope broadcasts live video streams on your phone. It was Twitter’s first step when it recognized that the market of video steaming has a lot of potential. Twitter acquired Periscope in March and the integration to Twitter came right after that. However, the app was not available for Android users, but now, it’s available for download.
Periscope allows its user to mark a heart icon on the video that other live users will be able to see. The heart icon can be clicked as many times as the user wants.
With the integration of Periscope on Android by Twitter, users will be able to sign in with their Twitter accounts and see the live video streams. Tapping the center button will start the broadcast once you say “start broadcast.” The app will ask for access to location data along with microphone and camera access. It is also possible to disable the location option before you start streaming the video.
According to a Digital Trend report, Periscope was put into action to take on Meerkat, which has issues on its replay feature annoying for some users. The interface of Meerkat is not that user-friendly as per reports, but that’s not the case with Periscope. It has dealt with both issues and it is already successful. If Meerkat does not respond to the issue fast enough, Periscope can take away a major part of its users.