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Hey, are you on Periscope? All the cool kids are. And you’re reading Android Authority, so you’re probably one of the coolest kids around. Come join us!

Wait, what is Periscope exactly?

Let’s back up a little. Android Authority is now on Periscope. But what is Periscope? It’s a service owned by Twitter that lets you broadcast video (with sound) in real time. Just whip out your device, fire the app up, and start broadcasting anything. It’s a very simple, but incredibly powerful concept.

Just think about it: we all carry around high-quality cameras and have access to fast wireless connections. The capabilities of an entire TV crew from a couple decades ago are now at your fingertips. It’s up to you how you use them. From citizen journalism, to the exploits of your cats, you can broadcast anything, live and with zero effort. That’s empowering.

Where do I sign up?

Okay, if you want to give it a try, you can install Periscope for free from the Play Store. You can use your Twitter account (or sign up for a new one). From there, it’s easy. You’ll see a list of live feeds from the people you follow (if there are any at the moment), some global feeds, and some suggested contacts.

Starting a broadcast is as simple as tapping the red action button on the lower right side. Don’t worry, you can decide exactly when to start casting and whether to make the cast private or public.

Whom should I follow?

Glad you asked :) Follow Android Authority, your source for all things Android.

And follow the personal accounts of (some of) our team members, Android heads and all around great guys:

  • Jayce: @jayce_broda
  • Gary: @garysims
  • Josh: @joshsalutes
  • Nirave: @nirave
  • Joe: @ThatJoeHindy
  • Lanh: @LanhNguyen1
  • Jimmy: @jimmywestenberg
  • Bailey: @bstein

What will you broadcast?

All Android, all the time! Here are some of the things you can expect to see in our live broadcasts.

  • Device unboxings
  • First impressions
  • Q&A’s
  • Live event broadcasts (IFA, MWC, Google I/O, etc.)
  • Other Android goodness

That sounds cool. I’m in!

Glad to hear it. Feel free to comment on our broadcasts or just “heart” them. You can also hear from us on YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Vine, and Twitch! See you soon.