The Best, Most Amazing Commercials from Super Bowl 50

First of all… WOW, what an incredible game. But now it’s time to give it up for the expectation-exceeding commercials highlighted at the Super Bowl this year.

We couldn’t tear ourselves away from the screen for the entire championship or endless array of commercial entertainment. Lucky for us, Replay Video Capture was there to save everything, so we can re-live the best moments!

If you didn’t catch them during the live stream, just use Replay Media Catcher to download Super Bowl commercials straight from YouTube – it’s the best way to quickly snag all of the most popular highlights, or even make a mashup of funny clips.

Check out some of our favorite commercials right here:

Heinz

Amazon Echo

Pokemon

Colgate

Shock Top

Hyundai 

Snickers

 

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Here’s How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

Super Bowl 50 is just a few days away and the excitement may actually be too much to bear!

This championship is a truly historic one for the National Football League, marking the 50th annual battle of football greatness. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are going head to head this year, with the Panthers currently favored by 4.5 points.

Coverage will begin on CBS at 11 a.m. EST, and will also be streamed live on CBSSports.com so you can record all the most intense moments with Replay Video Capture!

The best part? Replay Video Capture is completely, 100% legal! So you can capture every bit of Super Bowl action, halftime entertainment and classically over-the-top commercials worry-free.

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How to Record & Save Super Bowl 50

The biggest night in football is taking over our very own Bay Area for an intense end to the 2015 season.

Super Bowl 50 is pitting the Carolina Panthers (15-1 regular season) against the Denver Broncos (12-4), and will feature Coldplay and Beyoncé running the halftime show for an event you can’t miss out on.

While your norm may be heading down to the crowded local bar to soak in the energy, you can also get in on the action for free right from your own couch! CBS Sports is live streaming the entire championship and halftime show online, and you can capture it all with Replay Video Capture.

Get yourself hyped up – Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner! And, if Carolina’s Thomas Davis (currently injured with a broken arm) has vowed to play on, you’ve got no excuse not to make it.

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The State of Music Streaming in 2016: Today’s Top Players

The way that we discover, listen to and absorb music has drastically changed in the past decade. With seemingly never-ending supplies of artists and albums, and powerful recording software to save every song, the possibilities for absorbing music are simply too tempting to pass up. While this consumption has evolved with new technology and services, music consumers’ hunger for music is as strong as it ever has been.

In 2015, Nielsen found that 317 billion streams occurred – an increase of close to 93% from the 2014. The power of streaming services, as well as their consistent growth, has progressed as more music listeners adopt the notion of streaming artists digitally, rather than owning music in other physical forms.

(Chart via Statista)

As music streaming grows steadily in popularity, it naturally takes a cut out of other market segements like CD’s and digital downloads – down 11% and 3%, respectively. Surprising to some, vinyl records are the only physical form growing in popularity (a 29% increase from 2014), as listeners have begun to seek more nostalgic ways of consuming music. Nevertheless, streaming services are dominating the industry.

Top Players

Today’s biggest services in music streaming are now household names – Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and most recently introduced, Apple Music.

(Chart via Statista)

Spotify

By far the leader in the music streaming market, Spotify experienced the fastest subscriber growth in the entirety of its 7 years in business in the last half of 2015 alone. Recent estimates put the company’s paying subscriber base between 25 and 30 million people, with their free plan reigning in 75-100 million.

Music Business Worldwide reported in June of last year that “Spotify was already the most heavily financed music service in history and it has nearly doubled its total investment in one single round, taking the total to more than $1.1 billion with a valuation of $8.5 billion. That translates to $55 of investment per subscriber.” This definitively makes them worth more than half of the global recorded music industry.

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Apple Music

The Financial Times reported in January of this year that Apple Music has already surpassed 10 million subscribers. Why is this intimidating? The company only launched their music streaming service at the end of June 2015 – a mere 6 months ago – while services like Spotify have had their hat in the ring for several years.

With the added advantage of many peoples’ familiarity with Apple products and downloading music through iTunes, Apple is set up to scale their growth even bigger. If Apple keeps up this rate of paid subscriber growth, they are sure to reach 100 million in 6 years, compared to the 10 million that Spotify earned within same time frame.

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Pandora

Still going (somewhat) strong in the market is Pandora, arguably the first and one of the best, streaming services out there. However, with the increase in rivalry among these music services, Pandora is falling out of the spotlight. After Apple announced the launch of Apple Music last summer, shares in Pandora fell by 35 percent in one day, wiping away $1.4 billion in the company’s market value.

In response largely to this threat, Pandora snagged streaming up-and-comer Rdio, aiming to grow more into Spotify’s market territory. Competitive threats aside, the company reported that sales in the third quarter jumped 30% to $311.6 million, compared to the same period a year earlier.

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With the ever-changing landscape of the music streaming industry, who do you think will be dominating the market this year? Let us know your theories in the comments below!

The Best Sports Podcasts to Record & Save

From the TV to the Internet to radio, those of us who love sports love following information and opinions about the athletes and the game(s). In the most recent years, podcasts have become yet another medium for fans to keep track of their favorite teams, players and more.

As 2016 gears up for some incredible, heated events in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more, we decided to round up some of our favorite podcasts for any sports fan to enjoy. The best part? You can use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all.

1. Move the Sticks

There are hundreds of NFL podcasts to choose from, but Move the Sticks is a cut above the rest. With a casual vibe, it’s approachable and easy to listen to anytime. And, for anyone just starting out watching football, hosts/former scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, provide excellent insight and know-how to set you off on the right foot.

2. Baseball Tonight

The podcast version of Baseball Tonight, hosted by the infamous Buster Olney, is said to be even better than its ESPN TV counterpart. Olney has a charisma perfect for making connections, drawing insights and asserting his own opinions into every show, making it both smart and fun. ESPN personalities, along with some writers, fill the airtime with a number of topics in the MLB world.

3. The Art of Wrestling

Perhaps one of the most widely misunderstood of sports, pro wrestling has its own segment of sports podcasts to get into the ears of fans. With the ever entertaining wrestler Colt Cabana as host, hilarious stories, commentaries, special guests and more, The Art of Wrestling will always keep you interested and updated on the WWE.

4. Football Weekly

While Football Weekly isn’t about the NFL, it takes a very smart look everything in the soccer world. Hosted by a group of self-proclaimed soccer fanatics (James Richardson, Rafa Honigstein, Sid Lowe) go into intense detail every week on the happenings of various leagues, small and large. If you’re a soccer fan, or getting into the sport, we definitely recommend giving this podcast a go.

5. Hot Takedown

For all of your statistical analyses and firm facts, try out the podcast, Hot Takedown. Easy to listen to and informative to boot, this show is constantly proving how intelligent it is for anyone who is serious about all things in the sporting world. Game breakdowns, stats, and decisions proven right/wrong? Sign us up.

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Save Your Media: Why Netflix Will Never Be Perfect

We love Netflix, but it isn’t a perfect streaming service. The truth is, it can’t be. 

With growing competition, incomplete collections, and temporary trademarks on titles, Netflix’s shortcomings across a myriad of areas will likely hinder it from becoming the “all-powerful streaming service” we thought it might be just a few years ago. These limitations and imperfections are some of the many reasons why it’s important to record Netflix TV shows and movies with Replay Video Capture, and save them for offline viewing before they inevitably disappear.

Market Share

This chart below, created by Nielsen, shows the penetration of streaming services and subscription video on demand services. Netflix leads the pack of streaming online with over 61 million subscribers and 36% of the market, but Amazon and Hulu also take close to 20%.

And, research has shown that Amazon’s popularity and market share is only growing as the company gathers more customers through their Prime service,  gain more title contracts, and generate more original series.

Narrow Collection

At first glance, its impressive library of movies and shows, both original and licensed, seems never-ending. But, it does end. With only around 13,300 titles offered worldwide, Netflix’s collection is actually pretty limited in terms of selection. And, because of the ongoing rivalry between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s impossible to provide a truly complete catalog at all times and win over the entirety of the market.

Temporary Licensing

Part of this narrow collection is due to the structure and process of licensing content. Netflix is frequently changing up their online offerings; the reliability of their shows and movies are completely dependent on licensing agreements made with networks and filmmakers.

According to Investopedia, these agreements could “allow Netflix to stream all seasons of [a] show in full through its online platform for one, three or five years. The licensing agreement can be renegotiated after the set time period ends, or Netflix could drop the show from its library if viewer interest is not high enough to warrant the cost.”

Essentially, Netflix can drop content on a whim. And what if that show or movie they deemed ‘not popular enough’ was your all-time favorite? Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of your favorite Netflix content, before time is up!

The Most Exciting Live Streaming Events for 2016

If you’re anything like us, January brings excitement for the upcoming bustle of live events that we’ve been tuning into for years. Beyond the obvious excitement that settles in, it brings about feelings of nostalgia, community and tradition.

As global celebrations, major sporting events and award shows — like the Golden Globes this past weekend — have begun their shift into the digital age and adapt to current needs, more and more of these renowned live experiences are supporting online streaming formats.

With today’s streaming services, combined with the recording power of Applian software, you can get ahead of every one of these major live events happening in 2016 and capture them forever!

Super Bowl 50

When: FEBRUARY 7 // 3:25 PST & 6:25 EST

Get ready for all the grabs, kicks and passes you can handle. Happening in our very own Bay Area, Super Bowl 50 is going to be one to remember – and you can steam and record it all from the comfort of your couch!

Stream the Super Bowl live through NBC, and record all of the spontaneous action, half time madness, and winning touchdowns with Replay Video Capture.

February Republican & Democratic Debates

When: JANUARY 14 (Republican) // 6:00 PST & 9:00 EST and FEBRUARY 11 (Democratic) // 6:00 PST & 9:00 EST

PBS NewsHour will be producing, broadcasting and streaming the upcoming Democratic debate, live from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and hosted by PBS’ own Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Before the Democrats have their fun, however, FOX Business Network is set to live stream the Republican Debate this week on January 14. Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo will be moderating this debate live from the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.

No matter whose side you’re on, you can use Replay Video Capture to record the entire event directly from the PBS live stream.

88th Academy Awards (Oscars)

When: FEBRUARY 28 // 5:30 PST & 8:30 EST

We’re always surprised by the amount of talent that is recognized and reflected upon during the Academy Awards. Stay tuned for all of the noteworthy nominees announced this week, then be sure to download Replay Video Capture to watch and record the whole live ceremony from your own computer!

NCAA March Madness

When: MARCH 15 – APRIL 4

A tradition rooted in, well… madness, March Madness is one of the most adrenaline-packed ongoing events in all of basketball. Lucky for those NCAA subscribers, every game will be live streamed online! And, if you’re using a TV provider partnered with the NCAA for March Madness, you can view and record it all with Replay Video Capture.

2016 Summer Olympics

When: AUGUST 5 – 21

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect backdrop to our upcoming Olympics! We can’t wait for all of the diving, boxing, canoeing, and gymnastics action – and NBC Sports will be streaming all the action online! Check out the full Summer Olympics 2016 live stream schedule here before the action begins and get ready to record with Replay Video Capture.

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New Year, New Flicks: Netflix 2016

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With the new year comes new Netflix streaming options to keep you cozy on those chilly winter nights. Prepare yourself for the flurry of new arrivals, and many new original series, set to hit the laptop screen this year with Replay Video Capture!

Like all good (and new) things, they don’t last forever. Be sure to set up a time to record with your Replay Video Capture software, and have all of the streaming control you want with these flicks, even after they’re gone. Here are some of our favorites now available (or available soon) on Netflix:

Chelsea Does

Get ready to get real and laugh out loud. Late night host and comedian Chelsea Handler is turning documentarian for this Netflix Original series. The new show will explore several hot topics and the facts around them, including Silicon Valley, marriage, racism, and drugs.

Parks & Recreation

Make some waffles and buy some whipped cream – the final season of the hilarious Parks & Recreation is coming mid-January! We’re going to miss all of the hijinks in Pawnee, Indiana, but can’t wait to capture the last episodes forever with RVC.

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Across the Universe

Everyone’s favorite trippy, Beatles-inspired film from 2007 is coming soon to Netflix. With classic pop songs re-imagined and an incredibly charismatic cast, this is a flick you’ll have to capture to watch again and again.

Fuller House

THE TANNER’S ARE BACK. Though the Olsen twins won’t be joining the show, the majority of the original Full House cast signed on for this Netflix Original spin-off, Fuller House, set in the same beautiful house in San Francisco.

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The Ranch

In a reunion no one could anticipate, Ashton Kutcher and That ’70s Show costar Danny Masterson team up for this Netflix Original comedy set out in the country. The two play brothers taking over the family ranching business from their father. And hilarity is sure to ensue.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Not much information has been released yet about this upcoming Netflix Original series, but we have high hopes for the show based on the Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events book series. It’s doubtful that Jim Carrey will be involved in this one, but we can hope.

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The Frontier

We’re pretty excited to see Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa on a regular basis in the upcoming adventure-drama, The Frontier. Momoa stars in this original series that centers around a group of fur traders, and their bloody business conflicts in the 18th century.

An Affair to Remember

Lust, fear, and a missed connection at the Empire State Building. Gather up your fuzzy blanket and box of tissues – the classic 1957 tear-jerking love story An Affair to Remember comes to Netflix early this year.

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Marvel’s Luke Cage

If you binge-watched Jessica Jones like we did, you’ll already have been introduced to the next Netflix Original / Marvel mashup, Luke Cage. Mike Colter stars in the upcoming series, where action and adrenaline are sure to be experienced in droves.

Star Trek

Nerds and nostalgia, rejoice! A handful of original Start Trek movies will be available to stream (and record) soon. The full lineup of additions includes: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986); Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991); Star Trek: Generations (1994); and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998).

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Our 5 Favorite Podcasts for Starting Fresh in the New Year

Look out world, a brand new me is ready to come alive!

The start to any new year is followed by a flurry of resolution-filled thoughts buzzing around. Whether they be inspirational (like being healthier) or a little more tactical (like flossing every morning), chances are that you’re not alone – there are people out there talking about many of the very same things you’re attempting and learning.

Podcasts exist for every facet of thought, skill or helpful tip, and we created our software to help you keep them anywhere! Here’s a selection of our favorite podcasts for starting fresh this new year that you can capture using Replay Radio.

Inspirational: The School of Greatness

Be the best you that you can be with the help of Lewis Howes and his podcast on personal development. With the goal of sharing inspirational stories of leadership, Howes shares essential life tips for gaining confidence and overcoming adversity, as well as stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities.

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Goal-Packed: Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

It’s always been said that if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Achieve Your Goals, hosted by Hal Elrod, shows you how to start over setting goals and objectives, and creating successful habits, so you can live life to the fullest. From a new career to a DIY project, learn how to set attainable goals and find the steps to get there with this informative, confidence-boosting podcast.

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Skill Center: Stuff You Should Know

Learn new things in droves this new year, without ever leaving home! Brought to you by the team over at HowStuffWorks.com, Stuff You Should Know is a quirky, informative podcast hosted by writers/curious geeks Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. The podcast explores random topics based on investigative research and personal anecdotes – Feng shui, gangs, history, you name it.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Stuff You Should Know.

Clutter-Free: Organize Mindfully

Perhaps one of the most over-used (and under-appreciated) resolutions is to get organized and de-clutter, either personally or professionally. Organize Mindfully brings organization professionals, designers and mindfulness teachers right to your ears – the podcast shares new ideas, tips & techniques so you can bring order to your hectic life.

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Thought-Provoking: On Being

What does it mean to be a human being? Expand your mind with new ideas and concepts with On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett. “This weekly conversation grapples with the many facets of human connection and existence,” says TED Prize director Anna Verghese. “It explores value, faith and meaning.”

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to On Being.

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How to Capture the New Years’ Times Square Ball Drop in NYC

Every December 31st the world tunes in to watch the iconic symbol of the start to a new year. The ball drop at Times Square in New York City has been one of the most historical live moments across the United States for over 100 years.

Start a new tradition this New Years’ Eve – use Replay Media Catcher to save this year’s ball drop! You can make a cool New Years mashup video, share with those who couldn’t watch it, and more.

Catch the NYE 2016 ball drop live stream here:

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