It was only a matter of time before we saw this partnership, but it has finally come to fruition. Periscope has announced that it’s new iOS app update will allow live streaming from GoPro cameras.
That’s right, without any extra accessories other than your GoPro HERO4 camera and your iPhone,you can now lifestream wide-angle video to a global audience.
The new functionality works by connecting your GoPro HERO4 camera — either Silver or Black editions — to your iPhone as you would when using your phone as a viewfinder. Once paired, the Periscope app will automatically recognize the connection and make the GoPro the video source. You can swap between the GoPro and your smartphone’s camera on-the-fly.
Even when streaming, you’ll be able to see a live feed of the comments and hearts, letting you keep up with the audience you’re entertaining.
As for the footage, it will be stored locally as well on Periscope’s servers to watch later. As a bonus, Twitter recently announced live broadcasts will work within your timeline, making the integration even better for reaching wider audiences. Below is an example shared by Periscope.
— Periscope (@PeriscopeCo) January 27, 2016
As of now, this functionality is only available on iOS. No word on when Android will receive this update.
Also, if you’re a fan of action sports, GoPro and Periscope have teamed up with the XGames to show live GoPro Periscope streams throughout the adrenaline-fueled games. You can find the schedule here.
The Periscope update should be available within the iOS App Store today.