GoPro and Periscope have partnered up to allow users to live stream epic events. Earlier this year, Periscope announced to iPhone users that they could now connect their devices to WiFi-enabled GoPros to share their adventures with followers as they happen.
iPhone users with the Periscope app can connect with the GoPro HERO 4 Black and HERO 4 Silver to broadcast their videos in real time. Just connect your iPhone to your GoPro’s WiFi and you’ll be able to stream the video through your Periscope app over a 4G connection. Users can switch between their GoPro and their iPhone screens so that they can see and respond to comments as they come in. The video will also be saved on your GoPro for later viewing.
This update is particularly exciting for athletes who like to record their excursions via GoPro. Avid skiers, surfers, climbers, and more can connect with viewers who are interested in extreme sports.
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More websites are adopting live streaming
As the live streaming trend continues to grow, so does its adoption by other social sharing websites and apps. Popular app Livestream has also jumped on the GoPro bandwagon, allowing its users to broadcast their videos to channel followers. And not one to be left in the dust, Facebook has also enabled live streaming capabilities for it’s users. Anyone with a Facebook account can now share a live broadcast that their friends or followers can watch in real time and respond to.