Periscope is now supporting drone camera streams, as the live video app continues to expand the platform.
The move follows the Twitter-owned company’s decision in January to support GoPro cameras.
Periscope’s app now connects with DJI drone remotes so that users can control broadcasts by switching the feed from their smartphone’s camera to the drone
In a blog post , Periscope pointed out a recent example, by restaurant review site Zagat, which used a drone to show viewers around Ryder Farm in Brewster, N.Y.
In addition to the support for drones, Periscope is also adding a search feature for looking up specific livestreams by keyword or topics.
The search bar recommends searching for hashtags like #music and #food.
Users can also tap on hashtags to add them to their own livestreams.
“We’ve seen incredible growth in our community and the number of live broadcasts created on Periscope over the past year,” Kayvon Beykpour, Periscope’s CEO and co-founder, said in a statement. “People are using Periscope to share what’s happening in the world around them, so we felt it was time to evolve beyond the restraint of 24 hours and allow this content to stay in the public record.”
Broadcast from a bird's eye view with drones! Available on iOS soon.https://t.co/J3GfdW4JRX
— Periscope (@periscopeco) May 9, 2016