[Update] You can now download Periscope for Android


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Waiting for Periscope to hit Android? The app will be launching today according to press information sent out by the company. If you aren’t aware, Periscope is Twitter’s new live streaming service that’ll allow you to quickly and easily broadcast a live stream from your phone and Tweet it out to your followers. Those followers can then get a quick and easy link to tune into what’s going on.

It was previously only available for iOS, though Twitter had always said Android wasn’t far off. The app is largely the same as its iOS counterpart, with a stream of broadcasts you can explore or an easy button to launch one of your own. It also has some unique features, such as a button in your notification tray to easily return to a broadcast if you were interrupted (by a call or message). It also features Material Design for those who are into that sort of thing.

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The concept of Persicope is simple, yet its presence is important. While live streaming itself isn’t new, it hasn’t always been easy to do from the limited confines of a mobile phone. This app makes it easy to broadcast important events outside your home without having a clunky or professional setup.

Whether it be something as fun as a concert after-party or sensitive local events (Baltimore, anyone?), Periscope opens up a whole new avenue of live social media coverage. Periscope for Android will require Android 4.4 KitKat, though that shouldn’t be too tall an order with a vast majority of Android users being on that particular flavor. You can’t actually download it yet, but the app should be going live over at Google Play at some point later today, and we expect it’ll show up right here. Keep an eye out!

[Update]: It’s live! Go grab it as soon as possible!

[via Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I don’t know how well Meerkat is on iOS, but Periscope is gonna take off much faster than it on Android. Meerkat simply works but its missing basic features to complete the app. You still can’t search for content. I feel like its a TV with no cable. Its hard to find anything on there. And not many people are using it to make it easy to follow. A lot of tech related people or people that may keep you somewhat entertained don’t use it. So its a bit boring in my case.

    A lot of others use Periscope and its coming out the gate Android Material ready and same features as iOS. It wont just be a port. That’s good.

  2. I was able to get it ;) woo hoo.

  3. Seems to be up. Just grabbed it.

  4. Log in system is borked.

    edit: it’s unborked.

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