Twitter’s Periscope app lets you live-stream from your Android
Periscope, the increasingly popular live-streaming app from Twitter, is now available on Android. We’ve had to wait two months for it to hit Google Play since making its debut on iOS, but Android users get to enjoy some brand new features iPhone owners don’t have.
With 1 million users in its first 10 days, Periscope has quickly become the go-to platform for casual live-streaming. The app not only lets you broadcast from your mobile device, but also tune into streams held by others.
Periscope will help you get started the first time you open it by suggesting you follow users based on who you’re following on Twitter. You can either choose to follow everyone, or you can select only those you’re interested in seeing on video.
The app will then show live-streams in progress from the people you’re following, but you can swipe to see others happening around the world.
Periscope on Android gives you greater control over notifications than the iOS version, but there’s still no option to toggle notifications for individual users just yet.
There’s also another neat Android feature that puts a shortcut in the notification pane when you leave a broadcast, so that you can return quickly when you’re ready to do so.
Periscope is completely free, and you can download it now from Google Play via the link below.
- Google Play StorePeriscope