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Periscope stretches your streaming options with new 'Landscape' feature

By dkpope
Sep 10, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/09/2015-09-10-image.jpeg" /></p> <p>Things on Periscope are looking a bit different. That&#39;s because the Twitter-owned app <a href="https://medium.com/@periscope/introducing-landscape-4eb42d903ed7">introduced a new &ldquo;landscape&rdquo; mode </a>for Android, iOS and the Web today, straying from their original portrait-only broadcasting style. This new feature encourages users to decide which mode fits their live-stream best, and allows people to watch videos shot sideways without straining their neck.</p> <p>In a blog post, the company said that yes, they are &ldquo;fans of portrait video&rdquo; but acknowledged that there are times when shooting in landscape makes more sense. This update comes after listening to their community who were outspoken about wanting a landscape mode, and is part of their &ldquo;approach to ensure a seamless experience across all of our platforms.&rdquo;</p> <p>Periscope launched in March, and in their first four months accumulated over <a href="https://medium.com/@periscope/periscope-by-the-numbers-6b23dc6a1704">10 million user accounts</a>, but that&rsquo;s not enough. The landscape update is just part of their continued efforts to attract more users with new features.</p> <p>Also announced today, users can identify who shared a broadcast with them, and share a private broadcast with selected followers. And they&rsquo;ve made &ldquo;large steps&rdquo; toward a more accessible experience for visually impaired users, although they didn&rsquo;t specify what the steps entail.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62068-periscope-stretches-streaming-options-new-landscape-feature.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62068-periscope-stretches-streaming-options-new-landscape-feature.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62068-periscope-stretches-streaming-options-new-landscape-feature.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]

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