Google Android users can now download the official Periscope app from the Google Play Store. The app gives users the chance to record and stream feeds from their smartphones and tablets, and then share them with others.
Periscope on Android supports the same core functionality that has been available to Apple iOS users, including public and private broadcasts, interact with broadcasters, easy streaming, or viewing of live streams, among other features.
"I was streaming for about 11 minutes on 4G and I used up in the blink of an eye 250MB [of data]," said Kate Russell, reporter at BBC Click, when speaking of Periscope being a data hog. "If you're watching random streams for about half an hour you're going to chew through about 400MB, so if you're on a low-data plan, be aware of exactly how much data you're consuming."
The iOS version of Periscope was downloaded more than 1 million times during its first week, and the app should prove to be extremely popular among Android users.
Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:35 pm CDT
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