Both Periscope and Meerkat streaming services are similar but they are not the same. There are distinctions that you need to know about so you can decide which of these video streaming services to choose to best suit your purposes.
Periscope Snuck Up On Us
Periscope lives up to its name. One day it seems it came up for air and made an appearance. It has made a big splash, as many Internet sensations have made their way thanks to Periscope.
Periscope is a favorite among internet marketers for several reasons. It shows performance statistics on the number of viewers retention and even the average viewing time after the video stream ended. The drawback is that older comments get sacked in order to make room for newer Commons. So there is not that same ability to search out comment as a Meerkat.
Periscope was under development an entire year before it went live while Meerkat merely took 8 weeks for its development process to take shape. This is most evident in the fact that Periscope leads in its visual appealing interface and the high standard of its video. Periscope allows you to save videos even after the live streaming has come to an end. You can see who is viewing the video, but it opens over the video making it harder to view it.
Periscope is one of Twitter’s own babies, and it is therefore fully integrated with Twitter. You can decide whether or not you want to share your live streaming video on Twitter or not.
The Basic Characteristics Of Meerkat
Meerkat allows chat function for the sharing of both links and comments among followers. It is a good way to stay in touch with your followers. Anything posted in the chat forum is automatically posted to your Twitter profile
What’s cool about Meerkat is that it shows the icon for the individuals who are at the moment watching your videos. This makes interacting with your followers easier. As soon as the live streaming goes away then the video is also gone. Video cannot be saved.
People are able to easily search and find their comments long after they have been posted. People really enjoyed how this platform work so well with Twitter. For instance, on Meerkat, it is easy to see who is also a Twitter user. In addition you can find out who is following you who is also a meerkat user. There’s someone who would a follower from Twitter was streaming on meerkat an alert would show up in Meerkat. However since Meerkat no longer uses Twitter social graph that functionality is going away.
Those are the basic benefits of Meerkat vs. Periscope. Do you have a favorite?