Published On: Thu, May 25th, 2017

Twitter for Apple TV adds live, 360 grade video and Periscope’s tellurian map

Twitter launched a chronicle of a use on Apple TV and other media actor platforms final tumble in sequence to broach a live video calm to a large screen. Today, a association is updating a Apple TV app with a integrate of new features, including support for Periscope’s Global Map and a ability to watch live 360 grade videos.

The association records that, with this launch, Twitter is a initial Apple TV app to support live 360 grade video.

To try out the new feature, Apple TV owners will use a Siri remote to pierce around a video to perspective a calm from opposite angles, charity a some-more immersive demeanour into a scene.

To date, Twitter’s TV applications – that are also now accessible on Fire TV, Xbox One and, many recently, Roku – have been designed to underline Twitter’s live video content, most of it entrance from a company’s countless calm deals. For example, Twitter progressing this month announced a array of new live shows, including those from a WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom, Live Nation, and others. With a additions, Twitter met a idea of being means to offer users live video 24 hours a day.

However, live video calm on Twitter doesn’t usually come from Twitter’s reward partnerships – there’s also user-generated video to explore, streamed by a Periscope app or directly from users’ tweets. The association says that during a initial entertain of 2017, there were 77 million hours of live user-generated video promote on Twitter.

To tide live in 360 degrees, Periscope users can take advantage of collection like Periscope Producer, that works with a Ricoh Theta S or a Orah 4i; or they can use attachable smartphone cameras like the Insta360 Nano for iOS devices, or the Insta360 Air.

Apple TV users can also now explore the added Periscope map to find other user-generated calm from around a world, including both 360 grade live videos and otherwise.

These new facilities are rolling out now to Apple TV inclination by a Twitter app update.

However, a updated Apple TV app isn’t a usually ascent nearing today. Some users are saying a new choice to bond their Twitter app with Apple TV around a app’s Settings. Enabling this allows we see your Twitter criticism on a Apple TV.

Asked for some-more information about this feature, Twitter declined to comment.

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