360 video screenshot e1491554992306Live video broadcasting service Periscope on Friday announced full support for 360-degree broadcasting from its iOS app, following testing with a small number of users.

The change means that iPhone users with compatible 360-degree camera equipment, such as the new Samsung Gear 360, can broadcast immersive video feeds of their entire surrounding environment.

As a broadcaster, 360 video allows you to spend less time and energy on framing your shot so you can focus on adding new dimension to your viewers' experience. In 360 broadcasts, viewers will be able to look anywhere while also having the broadcaster present to anchor the broadcast.

If a Periscope broadcast is marked with a "Live 360" badge, viewers can change the point of view by moving their phone or tapping and scrolling around the screen.

Periscope has published a Live 360 broadcasting guide here. Users will need to have downloaded the latest version of the iOS app to broadcast in 360. Periscope is a free app for iPhone available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

timmyh Avatar
92 months ago
That is, if the Samsung Gear 360 worked with iOS devices... (it doesn't)
The new one does. Follow the link.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bmunge Avatar
92 months ago
I think what they are doing is cool but this is a temporary tech.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
92 months ago
You need a Twitter Account or leave your phone number for using that App. Not for me.
Pretty sure plenty of people just create a simple made-up account if they want to use it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M.PaulCezanne Avatar
92 months ago
Could be amazing in "breaking news" or crisis situations (protests, riots, etc..).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morgenland Avatar
92 months ago
You need a Twitter Account or leave your phone number for using that App. Not for me.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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