The State of Online TV Streaming: Today’s Top Players

Online streaming has rapidly become the must-have accessory in this big, digital world of ours. People far and wide are cutting the cable cord and adopting streaming services to get their fix of sitcoms and late-night movies, either through the computer or channeled directly to the television set.

It was shared in Statista that last year alone “seventy-six percent of American households reported having a video-on-demand subscription,” and that percentage is only growing as the convenience factor is too tempting to pass up.

With access to nearly any television show, documentary, classic film or big time Hollywood flick, it’s really no wonder that so many are drawn to the broad, always-on collection. If you have decent Wi-Fi and a connected device, you’ve got access to it all.

Top Players

As it’s pretty easily assumed, the biggest names in online streaming subscriptions today are Netflix and Amazon, with the Hulu Package holding up third place. Some families subscribe to all three, but most have just one of the services: Netflix. In fact, Netflix is in 36% of all American TV households, while Amazon is in 13% and Hulu Plus is in 6.5%, according to Nielsen.


Just this summer, Netflix surpassed 65 million subscribers with its $8/month service, and expanded its reach internationally, grounding its roots as the world’s most popular streaming service. With the creation of its Netflix Originals, such as “Orange is the New Black,” “Daredevil” and “House of Cards,” along with close to 7,000 other titles, consumers are loving the high-quality video content within a binge watching-enabled platform.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Netflix.


At 40 million subscribers, some arguably coming by association with it’s Prime Package, Amazon ranks second on the list of most-used streaming subscriptions. While they may not have as many attractive titles in their collection, they do have the pull of their popular Prime plan that offers unlimited video streaming in addition to free 2-day shipping in their online marketplace for $99/year.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Amazon.


Hulu lags behind with 9 million subscribers, though they experienced a generous percentage of growth from 2014 to 2015. With a recent partnership with Showtime, along with the extensive collection of media, they hope to expand their customer base even more rapidly.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Hulu.

Applian Updates! Your Favorite Software, Made Better

We’ve just launched some improvements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter! You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these enhancements.

Replay Media Catcher

  • Support for YouTube page extraction
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Added Network Trace Debug log switch
  • Added support for cam4 downloading
  • Added Chaterbate as a secure site
  • Exposed iframe player list in DVR settings
  • Updated adblock domains
  • Check for TCP segmentation off loading
  • Detect Adobe HDS over https
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Music

  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Converter

  • Import any file type for conversion
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Fixed Audio CD Burning duration check
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Any questions? You can reach out to our Support staff at any time!

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 15


I had my laser pointer out earlier today and used it to confuse my son for a little while. When that got boring, I fired up the ‘ol YouTube and had a look at other vulnerable young animals experiencing new things in this harsh world.

I’m confident you’ll enjoy this distraction as much as I did.

6 Recordable Podcasts to Expand Your Mind

Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.

We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.

Master of Memory

What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.

Use Replay Radio to capture Master of Memory from iTunes or the website.

Philosophize This!

Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.

Use Replay Radio to capture Philosophize This! from iTunes or Stitcher.

TED Talks

Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.

Use Replay Radio to capture TED Talks from iTunes or the NPR website.

The Smarter Artist

Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Smarter Artist from iTunes or the Sterling & Stone website.

Song Exploder

Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.

Use Replay Radio to capture Song Exploder from iTunes or the website.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Infinite Monkey Cage from iTunes or from BBC Radio 4.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Update! The New Replay Video Capture 8


The all new Replay Video Capture 8 has finally arrived! We’re excited to offer you the best of recording streaming software made even better. Beyond the amazing elements already in Replay Video Capture, this latest update boasts a slew of new features, including:

  • Game Recording – Thanks to cool new hotkeys, recording a game has never been easier.
  • Higher Frame Rates – Use frame rates as high as 100 fps (MPEG­4, WMV) or 60 fps (MPEG­2).
  • Background Mode –  Completely free up your monitor while recording by using RVC in Background Mode.
  • Dual Audio – Use dual audio recording with any video codecs you choose.
  • Multiple Formats –  Save to any format you want, including MPEG, WMV, AVI and DVD-ISO to name just a few.
  • Improved Webinar Audio: The new Dual Audio recording feature avoids disturbing echo feedback between speakers and the microphone. A mute/unmute hot key and button are included, as well.

Read more details about what make the new Replay Video Capture 8 so great, or upgrade here!

Locking Down & Encrypting Media with Video Padlock

Have you ever downloaded something that you wanted to keep a little more private in the transparency of the digital world? If you share a computer with someone, or regularly give access to friends, family or coworkers, you may have run into this issue before.

Video Padlock is the perfect software for anyone with high security standards, effectively locking down media so you can breathe easier knowing that your personal video, audio or other files are protected from prying eyes.

You can secure and encrypt any file on your PC with one master password to access the software. Video Padlock encrypts your files with ultra-secure 128 bit ARC4 encryption, the standard security technology used by governments and industries around the world to keep data locked away.

With an air-tight digital padlock and convenient instant playback to any video player on your computer, Video Padlock is the easiest, most secure way to keep your personal videos and other media safe and sound.

Check out our video for more information on how to use Video Padlock:

Download Video Padlock for PC as a standalone, or get the entire Replay Capture Suite for even more great software!

We’ve Scaled El Capitan (OS X, that is)! New Update


Getting things done in a simpler, more intelligent way is why we’re in business – today we’re excited to announce an update that makes our smart products even better.

Since OS X El Capitan gives you more flexibility and power to do the things you love with your Mac, we made sure that every single one of our Applian products for Mac are completely compatible with this new version. Make sure you have the latest and greatest Applian software for your Mac to unlock the power of El Capitan & Applian!

As always, we’re working tirelessly to make sure you have the best versions of Replay Media Catcher, Replay Video Capture, Replay Music and Replay Converter to use on your Mac.


6 Spooky Halloween Movies to Stream & Save

Halloween is the best time of year to get your fix of scary films, and this year the top streaming sites are offering up the best in horror and fright.

Stream spooky movies from your browser and use Replay Video Capture to keep all the content in whatever format you want! Just fire up the software, start playing your top picks on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, and start recording!

Here are some of our favorite Halloween movies available online now:

1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

The eerily exhilarating story of an Iranian-girl-turned-vampire in the fictional ghost town, Bad City. Captured in black-and-white, this ghostly flick will give you goosebumps. Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Visiting a cemetery is never as simple as it sounds. The original, classic zombie movie, Night of the Living Dead is the story of a group of frantic people hiding from the bloodthirsty undead in a rickety farmhouse. Now streaming on Hulu.

3. The Babadook (2014)

When a strange book becomes reality for a single mother and her son, nightmarish things happen. This modern-day boogeyman flick will make you want to hide under the bed until morning. Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

4. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Based on the true story of the life of Henry Lee Lucas and the early beginnings of his ruthless killing spree. You won’t find any compassion in this gruesome tale. Now streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

5. Under the Skin (2013)

A seductress drives a van around the roads of Scotland in search for lonely men to prey on. Unsettling and captivating at the same time, you won’t be able to peel your eyes away. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.

6. The Lazarus Effect (2015)


Bringing the dead back to life will never not be terrifying. In this modern-day horror film, medical students discover a way to bring the dead back to life. Nothing could go wrong…right? Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

What are your favorite Halloween flicks? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

How to Record the 2015 World Series with Replay Video Capture


The 2015 World Series will be broadcasting on Fox, and we can’t wait to see the energy of the season championship. Whether you’re rooting for the Blue Jays, gunning for the Royals, or siding with the Mets (sorry, Cubs); before tuning in, make sure that you have the latest and greatest Replay Video Capture for Mac or PC to record every playoff game and the series streaming online!

Replay Video Capture is the easiest way to capture anything you see on your computer screen and turn it into a high quality video movie file. Make personal copies of your favorite World Series games live streaming on Fox and keep them forever, in whatever format you want.

Find the full World Series 2015 schedule here and visit the MLB website for more action. See our tutorial below on exactly how to use Replay Video Capture:

World Series 2015: See The Full Schedule


We all experience the slight empty feeling when the MLB Season wraps up for the year. But, with every end comes a new beginning, and the 2015 World Series is gearing up for an intense championship. With two exciting Game 5s, the American League is down to just two teams (Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals) while the National League awaits the winner of the Mets-Dodgers series to see who will take on the Chicago Cubs.

Keep track of every game with the full schedule below, and use Replay Video Capture to record it all for later, no matter who you’re rooting for!

League Championship Series

FRI., OCT. 16ALCS Game 1FOX or FS1
SAT., OCT 17ALCS Game 2 NLCS Game 1FOX or FS1 TBS
MON., OCT. 19ALCS Game 3FOX or FS1
TUES., OCT 20ALCS Game 4 NLCS Game 3FOX or FS1 TBS
WED., OCT. 21*ALCS Game 5 NLCS Game 4FOX or FS1 TBS
FRI., OCT. 23 *ALCS Game 6FOX or FS1
SAT., OCT. 24 *ALCS Game 7 *NLCS Game 6FOX or FS1 TBS
SUN., OCT. 25*NLCS Game 7TBS

World Series

DateGame (Site)TV
TUE., OCT. 27Game 1 (AL ballpark)FOX
WED., OCT. 28Game 2 (AL ballpark) FOX
FRI., OCT. 30Game 3 (NL ballpark) FOX
SAT., OCT. 31Game 4 (NL ballpark) FOX
SUN., NOV. 1*Game 5 (NL ballpark)FOX
TUE., NOV. 3*Game 6 (AL ballpark)FOX
WED., NOV. 4*Game 7 (AL ballpark) FOX

*if necessary.