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Periscope Updated For iOS 9 Fixes Freezing, Orientation, Broadcasting Issues


Periscope, easily the most popular live streaming app, has been updated to support iOS 9.

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Number of problems are fixed in this latest update. In the earlier Periscope app, however, periscopers experienced these issues on their iPhones / iPads:

  • Live broadcasting freezes when you switch from front to rear camera (and vice versa).
  • Plug in mic / headphone while live streaming and the app doesn’t respond.
  • App is slow to even when you are connected to a reliable connection.
  • Cannot reply or leave a comment during live broadcast.
  • Video orientation issue – whenever you rotate while broadcasting, nothing ever happens.

Latest version of Periscope (version 1.2.1) released on September 22nd fixes most of these issues. In fact, it also features something new:

-> Screenshots:
Whenever someone takes a screenshot during a broadcast, a screenshot icon will appear right alongside hearts in the broadcast. You’ll also see a convenient prompt to help you share the screenshot on Twitter.

-> Private Broadcasts with Mutuals:
When selecting people to invite to a private broadcast, you’ll now see a list of all your mutuals (people you follow who follow you back). With a single tap, you can select to invite everyone on the list.

Latest bugs fixed:

-> Fixed a bug causing orientation to get out of sync if the broadcaster changed rotation while the video was still loading.
-> Fixed the “zero gravity” bug where, as a broadcaster, you could get your video to appear upside down.

With 14.4 MB in size, Periscope can be downloaded for free from the App Store on your iPhone / iPad… and if you haven’ed the app yet, check your Updates tab, or follow this iTunes link:

  • Pretty

    Yay! I can finally broadcast … ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚