If you’re a fan of the live streaming service Periscope, then there may be some exciting times ahead. Periscope’s CEO Kayvon Beykpour has announced that you’ll soon be able to stream Periscope video from just about anything, including high-end cameras and PCs (Via Engadget.)
According to Engadget, the new feature is called “Producer” and is aimed at those who like to move beyond streaming from just a phone. Coming in the near future, Periscope’s “Producer” mode will work in part by pointing the live stream to a Periscope server, regardless of which device (such as a tablet, drone, or connected camera) the stream originates from.
The feature is not exactly aimed at everyone but comes after the company added support for streaming via a GoPro camera and the Periscope app. Initially available as iOS-only at launch, (and with an Android version coming soon) there is no exact date as to when all users will have this feature. Those who are interested, nonetheless, can fill out this questionnaire to have the feature added to their version of the Periscope application.
Companies such as Disney, CBS12, and Telemundo have also been beta testing the feature for the last six weeks, and a demo of the feature was also done by Periscope user Alex Pettit during the initial announcement of the new feature. Do you think this is a big step forward in the future of live streaming and content creation? Let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below!Further reading: Live Streaming, Microsoft, Periscope, Twitter