Not sure if it’s a term already, but if not, I’m coining it: “extremecasting“.
Twitter’s Periscope service (finally) announced a cool new feature that will allow users with a GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver camera to live stream their camera feeds – opening up the floodgates to an avalanche (pun intended) of extreme sports videos.
Not familiar with Periscope? It’s a new-ish service from Twitter that allows users to broadcast live recordings via their phones. There’s a lot of random stuff available now, as people are still feeling out what makes a good livecast. Meerkat, Periscope’s main competitor, announced this ability last year, although at the time they only supported the GoPro 3 series.
Previously, you would have to use the built-in camera on your phone, but now you can connect one of the ubiquitous GoPro action cams to Periscope (or Meerkat) – which is of particular interest to extreme sport afficionados. I mean, I can’t think of a single snowboarding fan that doesn’t already own at least one GoPro. And this way you don’t have to risk your much less rugged phone when livecsating, er…I mean extremecasting.
Periscope and Meerkat are free, so yo might as well check them out on your mobile device of choice. I can’t wait to see the videos featuring the thrill of victory and the inevitable agony of defeat.