How to Record Periscope on iOS and Android

Last updated on January 7, 2020 by JoKelly

Periscope is a live streaming app owned by Twitter. Launched in 2015, it was awarded as the top application by Apple in 2016. This application allows users to post live stream events directly onto their Twitter accounts. Also, it enables the user to watch live streams from different users. Initially launched for Apple devices, with its success among iOS users, Twitter decided to launch Periscope android version. However, Periscope only allows on the spot live stream viewing. Periscope doesn’t have a recording feature, which is kind of a letdown for people who want to rewatch the video on a later time. Luckily, there are tools that allows recording and download of Periscope videos. Continue reading to know about two methods to record Periscope live streams for iOS and Android devices.

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AceThinker Mirror

acethinker mirror logoIf you are looking for a trustworthy app to record Periscope on your iOS device, you should look no further than AceThinker Mirror. This is a app designed cast and record the screen activity of your phone on PC. It is compatible with nearly all iOS models like iPhone and iPad. In addition to this, this tool supports the latest iOS version. The only thing you need to do is mirror your device to PC and then click the record button of the tool to be able to record Periscope. Once your phone is mirrored, the tool will record the audio along with the screen of your phone. Therefore, you will be able to save both the audio and the visual content of your video call. This tool has a lot more to offer, and if you’d like to see more of its capabilities, have a look at the steps below to learn how the tool works.

Step1 Install and launch iOS Mirror

First step is to download the program using the download buttons presented below. Choose the platform where your computer belongs and then start installing the program. Once done, run the program on your computer.

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Step2 Connect your mobile and computer devices

By now, you should connect your phone and computer under the same network in order for the tool to successfully work. Then, navigate the control center > Screen Mirroring and then select your PC name from the list of detected devices. By then, you should that your phone screen is reflected on your PC monitor.

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Step3 Star recording Periscope

When your devices are connected, you should now be able to record Periscope. Just click the record icon located from the right-side toolbar. The recording will then commence immediately. As you record, you can take time to make annotations or take screenshots as you wish. Once you are done recording Periscope, just click the same button to stop.

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Record Periscope Stream with iPhone Screen Recorder

icon-iphone-screenIt is a tough job to record a periscope video on iOS devices as Apple shows zero tolerance for allowing screen recorders in its mobile devices. However, there’s a way out to record your favorite Periscoper on your iPhone/iPad without jail breaking. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your laptop/PC and screencast with AceThinker iPhone Screen Recorder. With the help this iOS recorder, you can stream and save any kind of video or audio on your computer. This multimedia solution is a very powerful tool to view, save, or edit any activity happening on the mobile screen from PC. Here is a step-by-step method to download your Periscope stream from your iPhone/iPad.

Step1 Download the installer and install it on your PC device

To get the installer package, click the download buttons below. Once download is complete, open the installer and install the tool by following the instructions on the screen.

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Step2 Connect the iOS device to the tool

To start the process, connect the iOS device to the same network where the PC is connected. Launch the tool, and swipe up on the iOS device and select “Screen Mirroring.”

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Step3 Launch Periscope and start recording

Once the iOS device is mirrored successfully, launch Periscope from the iOS device and select the live stream to record and click the “Record” button. To end the recording, click the same button to save the recording.

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  • very efficient interface which provides easy instructions that can be learned
  • universally downloadable tool for both computer as well as mobile
  • smooth and direct screen mirroring


  • needs stable wi-fi that is accessed by both the computer and mobile device
  • for the best benefits you are recommended to buy the premium solution
Save Periscope Video on Android with Scopedown

scopedown logoAndroid is an open-source platform, and there are plenty of quality applications to record Periscope video on your smartphone. Of all, Scopedown is the best until now. As the name suggests, Scopedown is created to download scope videos. Scopedown allows its users to download a concluded video or offline periscope video in any format. The default periscope video format is .ts and it could be converted to MP4 with the built-in Scopedown converter in the app. Here is a step-by-step method to download a video from the Scopedown app.

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User guide:

  • Open a web browser and open Scopedown from the address bar.
  • On the Android device, open Periscope and copy the URL of the concluded live stream and paste it on the download bar.
  • Click the “Download” button beside the bar and save the video on your file folder.

Downloading Periscope video from Android is simplest as compared to that on iPhone/iPad. Still, Android video downloaders can only download it after the live stream had ended while iPhone/iPad users can enjoy downloading live with the screencasting.


  • easy usage that is supported by the option to download simultaneously
  • secure saving with .ts format which can be directly converted to .MP4 with the built-in feature


  • you must use it on offline videos as it doesn’t support the capturing of live broadcast
  • can be only used after the Periscope session is over

xrecorder iconXRecorder by InShot Inc. is a mobile app for android devices that can help you to capture or record smooth and clear screen videos in just a few simple steps. This app can record from different video streaming sites like Periscope, Bigo Live, Tiktok, YouTube, and more. Furthermore, it can export full HD videos with custom settings such as 240p up to 1080p. In addition, it allows you to capture or record the screen while playing games on your mobile phone without any limit. The good thing about this screen recording app is you can record a clean video and screenshot without the watermark of the product is being embedded to the output.

xrecorder interface

User Guide :

  • Using your Android device, go to “Play Store” and look for XRecorder to download and install the app on your devices.
  • Next, launch the downloaded app to access its main interface, and a floating icon will appear.
  • After, go back to the home screen of your mobile phone and launch Periscope to look for the video you want to record.
  • Once done selecting the video, tap the floating icon of XRecorder, and select the “Recording” button to start the recording process.
  • Lastly, to stop the recording process, tap the floating icon again to select the “Stop” button to save the recording clip.

Pros :

  • Share recorded video works on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, IGTV, Facebook.
  • Screen Recorder with Facecam

Cons :

  • Contains annoying ads


As you can see from the article above, Periscope streams are nowadays very popular to be captured and many programs are available to serve for this purpose as well. However they differ vastly and you need to take your time to understand which is the most suitable option for you. In either way we recommend that in case you wish to save your time, then try the AceThinker tool as it is very suitable for Periscope recording and you will surely like what it brings to you.

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