It seems like after Instagram, Periscope is now the new player into the “mobile networks that start going desktop” game. The live streaming social app announced today that users can now set up and visit Web profiles.
Periscope has launched web profiles to make it easier for users to find and watch live broadcasts from their favourite Periscopers.
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And it works. Say your favourite broadcaster is currently live, but you missed the tweet with the link. Now all you have to do is go to periscope.tv/username and you will enjoy instant access to the broadcast and everything else you need to know about the broadcaster. This is of course a great thing for broadcaster who will now have somewhere to send their fans to.
We think it’s really important for broadcasters to have a home on the web, and today’s launch is just the beginning.
This is what a profile looks like (as you can see mine is greatly underused):
But if you head up to more “popular” profiles, like the one of Mitch Oates, a rather famous Australian surfer, you will see that his latest broadcasts can be accessed directly from his web profile:
Periscope is definitely trying to please broadcasters, and this is likely into a new effort to establish itself as the leading live stream social app. Sorry Meerkat.