How to Pause the #TwitterNBAShow Periscope Feed for Streamers to Sync

We get asked a lot how you can pause the Periscope feed to sync up our video if you’re streaming and our game feed is ahead of yours. It takes a little bit of work, but it’s pretty simple. Below are instructions for how to pause and scroll forward on Periscope.

Periscope’s Timestamps Feature

Periscope recently released a feature called Timestamps. If you tap the share icon on a live Twitter NBA Show broadcast, you’ll have the option to scrub back to a previous point in the broadcast and will be given a unique link to that point in the show.

Once you scrub back in time with the Timestamps feature, you can then DM the link, tweet it out or copy it. Tweeting it out or DMing to someone it will make it easy to go back to that link later, and would be a great way to let others know about the show!

On mobile: You can press down on your screen and scrub left or right to go further back or jump ahead as needed with a Timestamped broadcast or pause it to quickly get synced up at any point throughout the show.

On desktop: You can pause a Timestamped live broadcast but cannot scrub back or further ahead as you can on mobile.

At any point, you can click “skip to live” but would then lose the option to pause. You can use the Timestamps feature at any point in a live or replay broadcast and create another link to help you sync up with the show.

Here it is in video form:

The Old Ways of Pausing

In addition to the new Timestamps feature, there are also a few older workaround options for Android, iOS and desktop that viewers have utilized to sync the Periscope feed up with their game broadcast:



  • Instead of using the Periscope app, use Chrome for Android and navigate to the broadcast at
  • Once the broadcast starts, you should get a little speaker icon in the notifications bar at the top of the screen. If you do not get the speaker icon, make sure sound is enabled on the broadcast. Swipe down on that, and it should give you the option of pausing the broadcast so you can sync up.
  • Again, make sure you are viewing in Chrome for Android, not the Periscope app, which may open automatically.
  • Take note of the time of the Twitter NBA Show broadcast when you pause, then press play on your phone when your broadcast/stream of the NBA game reaches the same point.

Here’s a screenshot of what that looks like on Android


  • Download and open the ‘Opera Mini web browser’
  • Go to
  • Open the live broadcast, then swipe up to open the control center. Make sure sound is enabled on the broadcast.
  • In the top right corner, you should see a pause button.
  • Take note of the time of the Twitter NBA Show broadcast when you pause, then press play on your phone when your broadcast/stream of the NBA game reaches the same point.

Here’s a screenshot:

Here’s a video of what it looks like on iOS 11 to open and pause a live Periscope broadcast:



On desktop, the stream can be paused using Opera Browser.  You can download Opera here. Go into settings and enable Pop-Up Video as shown.

Then, navigate to Periscope.TV/NateDuncanNBA and start playing the video.  As soon as it starts playing, hover over the screen and a green pop-out icon will appear at the top of the video.

Click on that and the video will pop out. You’ll want to do it fast, because sometimes it disappears, but if you refresh the page it will come back.  Once you’ve created the popout video, there will be a pause button in the lower left corner of the popout.

So it will take a little work, but I hope this will help streamers sync up and enjoy the show.

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