Live video broadcast app Periscope which was acquired by Twitter has launched on Google Play Store to help its Android lovers teleport themselv es.
The live video broadcast startup initially launched on iOS so this move is to extend the experience to Android owners using Version 4.4 (KitKat) and above.
Periscope on Android has all the same core features that Periscope users have come to love: start a public or private broadcast, choose to allow comments from just those you follow, and interact with a broadcaster by chatting or sending hearts.
However, you have to sign in with Twitter be patient while it crashes several times and we couldn’t find search in the public broadcasts nor history and a number of users are also complaining about the horrible notification sounds and the fact that no one will like to be patient to install an app that’s crashing on them when there are alternatives. Twitter engineers should look into that we guess.
The firm says there are a few things that are unique to Android:
- The application features a Material-inspired design that should feel familiar but modern to Android users.
- Android users have granular control over additional Push Notification settings, such as “First Time Broadcast notifications” (when somebody you follow on Twitter broadcasts on Periscope for the first time) and “Share notifications” (when somebody you follow on Periscope shares somebody else’s broadcast).
- Periscope on Android offers you a “Resume notification” so you can keep watching where you left off in case your broadcast gets interrupted (by a phone call or message)
- Periscope on Android makes it easy to resume where you left off.
- Replays are saved without requiring the broadcaster to upload a file. This should save broadcasters lots of time and preserve precious mobile data allowance!