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Periscope Adds Landscape Mode Ahead of Apple TV App

Twitter-owned social live streaming app Periscope is going wide: Periscope introduced a landscape mode Thursday, giving broadcasters and viewers an option to stream and watch holding their phones sideways.

“When we first launched Periscope, we only supported portrait broadcasting,” the company said in a blog post, adding: “As much as we’re fans of portrait video, we know that there are times where the scene you’re trying to capture is best expressed in landscape.”

Landscape mode is available for both iOS and Android, and users will have the option to either watch landscape broadcasts in full-screen landscape mode themselves, or keep watching in portrait mode.

The change comes ahead of the expected launch of a still-unannounced Periscope app for the new Apple TV. Techcrunch first reported about Periscope planning to launch an Apple TV app earlier this week, and Apple included an icon of the app in a demo of the device at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday.

The new version of Apple TV, which will be available to consumers at the end of October, includes a full-blown app store, similar to the one available for iPhones and iPads. This will make it a lot easier for third-party publishers to bring their apps to the device.

 

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