Twitter has updated its Apple TV app with live 360-degree videos and support for Periscope’s Global Map, making it the first app on Apple TV, to support the format.
In a recent update, Twitter has given its Apple TV a big upgrade allowing users to watch 360-degree video, making it the first app on Apple’s platform to support live 360-degree video. The update also gives users access to Periscope’s Global Map with which they can explore user-generated content from around the globe. If you want watch a 360-degree video and explore what it has to offer, you will have to use the Siri remote to move about and view it from different angles.
With Twitter’s other TV apps – on Roku, Xbox One, or Fire TV users can also view live video content, whether it’s user-generated or otherwise. Twitter has of course signed a number of deals recently in the hope of being able to provide 24/7 live video to users – users themselves have generated over 77 million hours of live content on Twitter, in Q1 2017 alone.
Still, creating live 360-degree video content is hardly a walk in the park. Users will still have to use Periscope Producer in combination with the Ricoh Theta S, the Orah 4i. Alternatively they can attach the Insta360 Nano or Insta360 Air 360 cameras on iOS or Android respectively.