In December, Periscope started allowing a small number of partners to broadcast 360-degree video. Now, 360 live video broadcasting is available to all on iOS or those who use Periscope Producer to broadcast.
Periscope tested live 360 video on its platform for the past four months or so, and has now widened its group of “partners” to… everyone. Well, almost anyone. As long as you’re on iOS, or using Periscope Producer on Android, you can now broadcast live in 360, on Periscope. Anyone else can just watch, either by tapping and swiping, or by moving your device in the air, just like you’re used to. Mac users will be sad to know that 360 viewing is unsupported by the Safari browser.
Starting today, anyone broadcasting with Periscope for iOS or through Producer can go live in 360! 📱🎥 Here's how: https://t.co/6BTIV4VjPl
— Periscope (@PeriscopeCo) April 6, 2017
Wherever live 360 videos appear, they will be clearly marked with a special “Live 360” badge.
Users who fit the bill, will have to use a special 360 camera for their broadcasts. Currently, the Insta360 Nano integrates natively with Periscope on iOS, and all you have to do is attach the camera to go live in 360. And yes, you will need the latest update of iOS to do so. With Periscope Producer, you will need to use the Ricoh Theta S or the Orah 4i, to go live.
You can find setup instructions, frequently asked questions, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for LIVE 360 broadcasting here.