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:

With 360 video on Periscope, you can experience moments with the broadcaster and take a look around -- it's one step closer to actually being there. Starting today, you'll be able to join live 360 videos on Periscope and Twitter from some incredible broadcasters -- getting front-row access at exclusive events, traveling to places across the globe, and getting up close with well-known personalities.

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]

Top Rated Comments

KennyFan Avatar
99 months ago
I wonder what kind of hardware you need to stream live 360-video. Special camera hooked up to a computer?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goomba478 Avatar
99 months ago
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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SBlue1 Avatar
99 months ago
I wonder what kind of hardware you need to stream live 360-video. Special camera hooked up to a computer?
I wonder what kind of data usage you have streaming live 360 video.
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