Essential has announced that the 360 Camera modular accessory for the company’s PH-1 smartphone is now capable of live streaming 360-degree videos to Facebook Live. The announcement came in the form of a tweet.
Immerse your friends and family in a moment as it unfolds around you. Starting today, you can now broadcast Facebook Live 360 straight from Essential Phone and Essential 360 Camera. Find out how: https://t.co/4MEO5kQV4k pic.twitter.com/UoMhqI2uro
Essential (@essential) November 9, 2017
The company also published a blog post, explaining how users of the Essential Phone can use the new functionality.
Steps include connecting the modular accessory to your phone, tapping tap 360 Live in the 360 Camera app, and followed by a tap on the red “Live” camera icon. Once that is done, log in to your Facebook account, provide required permissions to the camera, and start streaming.
The blog post also reveals that 360 streaming support is coming soon via Periscope as well.