Periscope Is Now Livestreaming GoPro Footage

Just in time for the X Games

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Action-oriented videographers now have a new venue for broadcasting their daring footage in real time: Periscope. 

In a post this morning on Medium, the livestreaming app owned by Twitter announced the integration is available for iPhone users. A post on GoPro's website also unveiled the news, foreshadowing what X Games fans might expect this week during the extreme winter sports competition in Aspen, Colo. The new feature is available on the GoPro Hero 4 camera, allowing users to switch back and forth between GoPro and iPhone cameras.

"We see so many awesome broadcasts every day — broadcasts of things we could never have imagined, things that truly blow us away," according to Periscope's post on Medium. "The creativity, passion and drive of our community is incredible. We're expecting big things with this one."

In an interview with Adweek earlier this month, Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour hinted at the possibility of integrating with a number of devices.



"We're interested in what it would be like to leverage other Internet sources, whether that's a connection to a camera or [another device]," Beykpour said at the time. "The flip side of that is you have to be super selective. There's a ton of devices out there to integrate with. We're not dogmatic about Periscope to be just on your iPhone and Android."

Periscope isn't the first livestreaming app to partner with GoPro. Last summer, Meerkat announced a new feature allowing its app users to integrate with the high-definition cameras.

@martyswant Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.