The battle between Meerkat and Periscope continues. The former had a small advantage over Twitter’s Periscope when it launched on Android first, but that gap closed Tuesday, when Twitter released Periscope for Android.
If you’re unfamiliar with either app, they’re relatively simple in their goal: allow users to stream live feeds of whatever they’re doing to a group of followers. Meerkat, which lost access to Twitter’s tools when the social network launched its competitor, recently cuddled up with Facebook to expand its reach. The Android version of Periscope, which until now had been limited to iOS devices, provides notifications when a specific user goes live, when a followed user shares a broadcast, when someone follows you and more. Like the iOS client, you’ll also be able to view chats from viewers and hearts that flutter across the screen as those viewers express their delight with the live content.
You can grab Periscope for Android by following the Google Play link below.