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Periscope - Live Video Streaming Around the World for iOS

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 23, 2016

Periscope lets you broadcast yourself and watch others' videos.


Start broadcasting in three steps: In Periscope, just hit the Broadcast button in the bottom rail, add a title, and tap Start Broadcast.

Interactive experience:
Audiences can send broadcasters questions, comments, and hearts mid-broadcast and get verbal responses back.

Better Twitter integration: With the most recent update, both live and replay broadcasts are now integrated directly into tweets, which puts these broadcasts before an even wider audience.

Great privacy features:
When broadcasting on Periscope, you can hide your location, share to only a specified audience, and choose whether to share your posts to Twitter. You can also limit interactions when broadcasting to users you follow.

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Replays are available for only 24 hours: Catch a broadcast within 24 hours of its original airing or you won't be able to watch it.

Broadcasts can get too full: If too many people are watching a broadcast, then the ability to message the presenter is closed to new participants.

Poor search: Outside of finding current broadcasts by poster's region (Map view) or by most recent (List view), there is no other way to search for streams you want to see. It would be helpful if we could search by category or language, for example.

Bottom Line

Periscope provides an often fascinating, intimate glimpse into the lives of everyone from public figures to the general public. A better search tool would make the app even more engaging.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.11.10

If you're someone's Superfan, this release fixes a bug that hid the Superfan icon on messages you compose.

If your device supports taptic feedback, you'll notice a light tap when someone replies to you in chat.


Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 1.11.10

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


Total Downloads 4,147
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Periscope lets you broadcast and explore the world through live video. See where news is breaking, visit a new place, or meet people and share interests - all in real-time. Use Periscope to: Broadcast live video and interact with people through hearts and comments. Discover popular live video streams from around the world or search for broadcasts by location or topic. Give and receive Super Hearts to show support. Missed out on a live video? Don't worry - watch the best parts with replay highlights. Instantly share your live videos to Twitter and other social networks. Broadcast privately to specific followers or friends.
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