Periscope Live Streaming Is Now Available For GoPro Cameras

One of the huge existing limitations on Periscope is only being able to stream videos from a smartphone or tablet. However that has vanished now in a major way. With a the flip of a setting on your GoPro camera and an integrated button in the Periscope app, you can now feed video directly from the GoPro and have it streamed via your Wi-Fi or data connection.

The screen on the GoPro app that streams live to Periscope

The screen on the Periscope app that starts the live stream.

Setting up the feed from the GoPro is easy:

1. Connect to your GoPro’s WiFi on your smart device, making sure it’s on video mode.



2. Open the Periscope app on your iPhone & tap the broadcast button.

3. The GoPro button will automatically be highlighted .

4. Give your broadcast a title and go live.

The feature is iOS only (hopefully only for now), so Android users are left in the dark feeling like the users of Windows Phones who can only view the broadcasts not actually broadcast for themselves. At the moment streaming directly from the camera will only work with the new GoPro Hero 4 Black and Hero 4 Silver, hopefully it won’t be long before the rest of the cameras have the functionality to do this as well.

Once you’re up and running you can toggle the camera back and forth between the iPhone and the GoPro camera. The chat functionality still remains on the phone screen. There is also an added option to freeze the iPhone screen, so you can put it away and not worry about it, all while you’re still streaming!

This brand new functionality will enable the great idea of the Periscope app to be used in more ways. This means that more content can be streamed from Periscope, in places you can’t go with your phone, and in quality your phone’s camera won’t give you.

Source: Periscope