Do you want to watch an endless stream of people’s videos online? Great, Periscope has launched “Couch Mode,” which lets you scroll through people’s livestreams just like you would click through your channel guide on your TV.
You don’t get to choose what you want to watch, or what videos appear, so you might get something interesting, but most likely, you won’t. For example, I just watched some guy from England come in from work and play with his dog. The dog wasn’t even that cute.
Already users are happy about the new claim to fame:
Was told my Periscope was featured on Periscope’s ‘Couchmode’ https://t.co/rEuunjRGW8 this morning. Cool! I didnt even know about couchmode!
— willwinter (@willwinter) August 4, 2015
We would rather scroll through videos of people we actually know or find interesting, but maybe this is another way to start discovering content creators. Mainly it just sounds like a great procrastination strategy.