Be among the first to download the Periscope Android App


The latest social app sensation, a creation by Twitter called Periscope, let’s users share live video with people around the world. The good? The app is supposedly awesome and seeing record adoption rates. The bad? The app has thus far eluded the Google Play Store and is currently only available on that pesky iPhone.

That all will soon change and you can be among the first to download the new Periscope for Android App from the Google Play Store.


Signing up is easy:

If you follow a link to a  Periscope live stream from your Android phone, you’re now directed to an e-mail sign up form offering instant notification when the Periscope Android app is available on the Google Play Store.

In reality you can visit any link to a specific Periscope live stream, the above being just one of them. But doesn’t somehow knowing that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Genevieve was Periscoping while she cooked make you want to download the app that much more? Us too. And if not, we’re sure you can find your own excuse with enough browsing.

Periscope was already off to a great start but it was the Mayweather vs Pacquiao boxing match that helped it skyrocket into the mainstream. At $100 per TV the fight still shattered Pay Per View records, but if Periscope didn’t exist the number may have been much higher: regular Joe’s used Periscope to share the view of their own TV with the globe, aiding what Showtime and HBO are claiming is blatant and rampant piracy. At least that’s what their lawsuit says.

Directly following the fight, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo seemed to make light of piracy, tweeting that Periscope was the “winner” of the fight.

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The company took a much different tone after claiming they received 66 complaints from copyright holders, removed 30 live streams of the fight, but had many more that weren’t able to be handled prior to the fight’s end:

“Periscope operates in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we respect intellectual property rights and are working to ensure there are robust tools in place to respond expeditiously,” the company said. “It’s not the kind of content we want to see in Periscope.”

It remains to be seen who the real winner will be, but until Twitter plops their periscope into the Android pool, we’ll remain mum on the matter.

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. “But doesn’t somehow knowing that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Genevieve was Periscoping while she cooked make you want to download the app that much more? ” Sadly, yes. Before I was saying to myself what the hell is the point.

  2. I love periscope, I work a boring mundane job so it’s kind of like a window to the outside world in some ways. Plus it gives big wigs a chance to connect and chat directly with fans / customers which is always good to see. T-mobile’s CEO john legere sometimes does late night chats with people when he’s relaxing at home for a little Q&A.

  3. The next delivery mechanism for porn. It’s 1-2 steps removed from chat routellte.

    1. I haven’t seen any yet, I’ve heard it exists though. Someone told me they will take down anything pervy that isn’t a private room and I haven’t even seen any of those either lol.

    2. Then “periscope” would take on an entirely different meaning,now wouldnt it ?

  4. Anyone that pays $100 to watch a Boxing match should be embarrassed, especially since the fight is free the next week on HBO. Well as free as your HBO subscription is anyways, so $12.99 ? Better yet, wait for some generous person to upload it to youtube. Again, for FREE.

    1. Your argument is invalid. Live > Replay.

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