The immediately popular Periscope application has spread its wings from iOS with an Android version.
The Android version of Periscope mirrors the iOS release, and adds new features. The live streaming app for Twitter made a big splash at launch, passing the one million user mark in just 10 days.
The team behind the software said that it has high expectations for the app, which is a challenger to existing tools like Twitch, and that the Android release is perfectly tailored for the operating system.
"When we started Periscope, we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation by providing users with the best way to start or watch a live video broadcast," said a Periscope blog post.
"As a small startup our initial launch was limited to iOS, but we've been working really hard to craft an experience that feels special on Android, yet is still unmistakably Periscope. Today, we're excited to announce the launch of Periscope on Android."
The app is available for Android users running version 4.4 and above, and is a free download.
Just downloaded #Periscope. And so the madness begins...;)— Chad Lindberg (@ChadLindberg) May 27, 2015
Users get granular control over services like push notifications, and a feature called Resume notification can pick up a stream where they left off.
Periscope does this by saving a replay. "Replays are saved without requiring the broadcaster to upload a file. This should save broadcasters lots of time and preserve precious mobile data allowances," explained the blog post.
"This is just the beginning for Periscope on Android. We have many exciting features and improvements in the works."
Information on the Google Play page said that replays are saved for 24 hours as standard, but can be deleted at any time.
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