Periscope for Android has received a much-requested update on the Play Store, bringing you the facility to broadcast live 360-degree video from your smartphone using the Insta360 Air camera.

"As a broadcaster, 360 video allows you to spend less time and energy on framing your shot so you can focus on adding a new dimension to your viewers' experience," explains the firm.

Live 360 videos are marked with a 'Live 360' badge on Periscope and Twitter. When you enter a stream, you can change the point of view by moving your phone or tapping the screen.

The upgrade brings the application in line with its iOS counterpart, which was graced with the Live 360 broadcasting functionality back in April.

On the topic of iOS

Periscope also revealed over on its Live 360 support page that Safari is the only modern browser that doesn't support 360-degree video streaming — so you'll need to use an alternative.