Live Streaming

iOS users can now broadcast 360-degree videos on Periscope

Twitter in December 2016 launched 360-degree video streaming on Periscope, its live video broadcasting service.

The feature was initially limited to select partners ahead of a wider launch. Following extensive testing with a small number of people, iOS users can now broadcast 360-degree videos from Periscope’s iPhone app.

How to do Live Story on Instagram

Called Live Stories, this new new feature that Instagram recently rolled out allows users to share live videos on Instagram Stories in real time. Followers can then watch the live stream, submit comments, and Like the video has it is being streamed.

In this post, we will show you how to share a live video on Instagram, and how you can connect with your followers in the process.

YouTube launching support for 4K live streaming in both standard and 360-degree videos

YouTube today began rolling out support for both standard and 360-degree live streaming in 4K video resolution, a change that will significantly improve visual quality of panoramic live streams. Approximately a month ago, Google added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) in 4K clips and just recently updated its Chromecast HDMI dongle with 4K video output.

Periscope update brings camera and sharing improvements & more

Periscope, Twitter’s live video-streaming app, has been refreshed in the App Store this morning with a few new features related to in-app camera, sharing and more. For starters, you’ll notice improved tap-to-focus while broadcasting live video, plus you can now follow a broadcaster from the viewers list with one tap. There are also improvements to Persicope’s VIP Program and more.

Periscope introduces Replay Highlights, Live Autoplay and Tweet Embeds

Periscope, Twitter’s live-broadcasting app, was updated in the App Store with a few new features, among them Replay Highlights, Live Autoplay and Tweet Embeds. Highlights automatically generates a short trailer for every Periscope broadcast of your home feed, making it easier to catch up on broadcasts you missed from the last day.

Periscope is a free download from the App Store.

iOS 10 beta 2 opens up live-streaming support for apps and games

Live streaming support for third-party apps is among the 30+ developer-focused features Apple did not discuss publicly during the WWDC 2016 keynote. Realized through ReplayKit Live, a new framework on iOS 10 that lets players share gameplay recordings or broadcast live games to other players and viewers online, the feature was originally absent from the first beta of iOS 10.

iOS 10 beta 2 turns on this functionality and, as a Reddit post noted today, live-streaming can already be found in Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app for the iPad.