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The best livestreaming app is now on Android

May 26, 2015, 4:02 PM UTC
The Periscope video streaming site logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K., on Friday, May, 15, 2015. Facebook Inc. reached a deal with New York Times Co. and eight other media outlets to post stories directly to the social networkÕs mobile news feeds, as publishers strive for new ways to expand their reach. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
The Periscope video streaming site logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K., on Friday, May, 15, 2015.
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Periscope, the Twitter-owned livestreaming app that has taken the world by storm in recent months, is coming to Android.

Previously available only on iOS devices, the livestreaming app is now available in the Google Play store two months after first arriving for iPhone.

Periscope lets users livestream video content to their followers directly from a mobile device. It’s become popular for journalists and experts to do video chats, and for people at big events like political rallies or sporting events to show followers what’s going down on the scene.

Twitter announced its purchase of Periscope only weeks after a similar app called Meerkat launched to much fanfare among the tech press and early adopters.

The Verge notes that the features of the new app are pretty similar to those available on the iOS version.