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September 9, 2015

Periscope App Reportedly Coming to New Apple TV

Periscope is reportedly planning a new app for debut on the new Apple TV.

The app, sources told Tech Crunch, will permit users to watch livestreams on their TVs that are broadcast from Periscope.

The report indicated the app is likely to be dedicated to watching streams.

Twitter-owned Periscope, which boasts roughly 10 million users, made videos viewable online in June, but with no ability to broadcast.

The report did not specify a launch date for Periscope on Apple TV, so it is not known if it is ready-to-go or still a work in progress. The Apple TV is to be unveiled in San Francisco today along with its new iPhones as part of Apple’s much-hyped media event.

Twitter has been encouraging users to stream videos via Periscope rather than Meerkat since the social network purchased the application earlier this year. The launch of Periscope in March came on the heels of a minor battle between Twitter and Meerkat over what app users would be using to watch videos. That skirmish resulted in Twitter limiting Meerkat videos.

Periscope, is available for purchase through the App Store and the Google Play Store.