Live action: Periscope app adds GoPro integration

Periscope is the free livestreaming app from Twitter that we use almost every weekday to send out a video version of the AWT News Update podcast. Up until this point, Periscope users have had to make do with the cameras built into their iPhones to do their broadcasting, but an update to the app today has added support for the GoPro Hero 4 action cam.

To broadcast live from the GoPro, iPhone users just need to connect to the GoPro Hero 4's Wi-Fi, then open Periscope and start broadcasting over the cellular data network. Broadcasters can switch back to the iPhone's camera with just a tap on the screen. 

This means that Hero 4 owners can set up a broadcast, then put the iPhone away in a safe place while they do something jump out of an airplane, climb a cliff, or go racing down a mountain road on a longboard. Periscope is already fun to watch, and the GoPro integration should add some new perspectives to livestreaming video and crowdsourced journalism.