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Mirrativ is a cross between Twitch and Periscope, isn't limited to just game streams
What happens when you mash up Periscope with Twitch? That’s essentially what you get with Mirrativ, a new app from Japan-based DeNA.
The new Android-only app is designed to make it extremely easy to broadcast whatever is on your phone or tablet screen. Despite the fact that DeNA is a mobile game company, streams aren’t limited to gaming. Showing off the UI, apps, reading from an e-reader, watching a video — nothing is off limits from this platform. In addition to capturing what is on screen, Mirrativ can also show off your face at the same time. It’s even possible to use Mirrativ simply to show off what you are doing using your phone’s camera just like Periscope.
Further borrowing pages from Periscope’s playbook, streams are non-permanent and so there is no way to revisit them once the session ends. Again, just like Periscope (and Meerkat) streams are instantly shared with a user’s follows and followers can not only interact through live comments, they can also add stars as a way of rating the broadcast.
While it’s hard to say how popular Mirrativ will be, the fact that it can be used for regular app demonstrations, how tos, and just about anything, certainly makes the app appealing for those looking for something a bit different. You can download Mirrativ right now, but you wouldn’t be able to broadcast just yet. For now, the company is giving a sneak-peek of live stream demos and won’t open up the platform to new broadcasters until sometime next month.