Livestreaming has become a feature of life for many people. The idea of sharing an experience over the internet with people hundreds or even thousands of miles away is not a new one, but the addition of 360-degree video means that unique experiences such as concerts or sport events can now be much more immersive for the viewer. Even more so with the latest update to Periscope, the Twitter-owned live-streaming app has been released and it contains an update that allows users of the Insta360 Air to broadcast live 360-degree video directly from the app.
Earlier this year Periscope introduced native support for the Insta360 Nano, which is the iPhone counterpart to the Insta360 Air, the introduction of Android support means that both Android and iPhone users can freely stream 360-degree live footage through the Periscope app using Insta360 cameras.
Insta360 specialise in creating compact, easy-to-use 360-degree cameras designed to work with smartphones to capture share and broadcast 360-degree photos and videos in a way that is simple to install and use. The Insta360 Air uses a plug-and-play system that clips directly into the micro USB port of an Android smartphone. At present, Insta360 cameras are the only 360-degree cameras that are natively supported by the Periscope app.
Anyone using the Periscope app can view the broadcast through a smartphone and look around to view every angle with simple touch controls. Periscope users can announce their broadcast through Periscope’s Twitter integration.
The Insta360 Air camera costs $129 (USD) from the Insta360 web store. Further information can be found on the Insta360 website.
VRFocus will bring you further news on Insta360 cameras as it becomes available.