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Meerkat introduces live streaming straight from GoPro cameras

It's only available for iPhones now though

You'd be forgiven for not noticing, but the battle for live-streaming supremacy between Meerkat and Periscope is still ongoing. In its latest attempt to win followers, Meerkat has introduced a new option allowing users to live-stream video straight from a connected GoPro camera. Meerkaters simply connect a GoPro to their iPhone as normal, open up the Meerkat app, and then shake their phone to summon a prompt to start streaming from the connected device.

Unfortunately, the feature only works with iOS and GoPro 3 devices right now, but the company says that GoPro 4 compatibility and Android support is on its way. Meerkat may still be lagging behind Periscope in terms of popularity, but it's proven its ability to introduce new features (such as embedding live streams) well before its rival.