Are you an Android user and have you been waiting for an Android version of Periscope since it was launch on iOS platform a couple of months ago? If your answer is yes then there is good news for you here, Twitter's live broadcasting app Periscope is now available on Google Play. You have to have atleast Android 4.4 Kitkat OS running on your device in order to download it and start live broadcasting anything under the sun.
Periscope on a blog post announcement on Medium mentioned some of the following features available on the Android version.
- Start a public or private broadcast
- Allow comments from just those you follow
- Interact with a broadcaster by chatting or sending hearts
- More notification settings
- Resume notification
- Replays are saved without requiring the broadcaster to upload a file. This should save broadcasters lots of time and preserve precious mobile data allowance!
The "more notification settings" means allowing users to be notified when someone they follow on Twitter broadcasts for the very first time and/or when someone they follow on Periscope shares someone else's broadcast. The "resume notification" is the only feature I am very sure not found on iOS version, this allows users to continue where they left off in case the broadcast they are watching is interrupted by a call of text.
Periscope even added at the end of the post and said "this is just the beginning for Periscope on Android. We have many exciting features and improvements in the works, so please follow us at @periscopeco to stay updated."