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9 Powerful Hacks for the Ultimate Netflix Experience

Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.

Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:

1. Switch to high quality

High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.

(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)

2. Stream off peak hours

This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.

3. Use your phone as a remote

Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.

4. Create multiple profiles

We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.

5. Say goodbye to buffering

Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!

(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)

6. Find the best flicks

Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.

7. Record anything for later

Technology now allows us to record streaming movies and television shows from Netflix to watch forever, even after the site has taken them down. Using Replay Video Capture, you can screen record ANYTHING on Netflix in amazingly high-quality formats.

8. Enhance your viewing

Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.

9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts

Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:

  • Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
  • Play – Page Up key
  • Pause – Page Down key
  • Enable Full screen – F key
  • Disable Full screen – Esc key
  • Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
  • Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
  • Mute On/Off – M key
  • Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar

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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!

New to Netflix This Month: Top Titles for October 2016

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Bring on the new movies and series seasons! Every month Netflix shuffles in new content as they clean out the cobwebs; all part of their constantly changing collection of media online.

Lucky for entertainment streamers everywhere, Replay Media Catcher for PC exists so you can watch and download from Netflix before they disappear! In the meantime, here are some of the top titles coming to Netflix this October 2016. Be sure to watch all your favorites and record from Netflix while you still can..

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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The classic, romantic drama/comedy is hitting Netflix this Fall. Starring none other than Audrey Hepburn in her most famous role as Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s follows the story of a young New York socialite in the early 1960’s as she navigates her tumultuous life and develops feelings for a handsome new tenant. You can capture Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Netflix, available October 1.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the most critically-acclaimed, highly-quoted coming-of-age films of the mid 1980’s. High school popular kid (and complete wise guy) Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, is determined to have one last ditch day before graduation, and gets himself (and his friends) into some absolutely ridiculous situations. You can capture Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Netflix, available October 1.

Titanic (1997)

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Gather up your tissues and a loved one — falling in love on a doomed ship isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Titanic tells the story of a young aristocrat (played by Kate Winslet) and a sweet, but poor, artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the historically ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. It’s beautiful, heartbreakingly brilliant, and one of the most famous films ever released. You can capture Titanic on Netflix, available October 1.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

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Jock, stoners and nerds all rise up and come together when the last day of school has finally arrived. Dazed and Confused is a hilarious, pop culture phenomenon of a film following a group of high school and junior high school kids as they prepare for summer vacation. Chock full of hazing, hijinks and partying, it’s a classic comedy you need in your collection. You can capture Dazed and Confused on Netflix, available October 1.

American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)

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Widely popular across the US, the American Horror Story anthology is as creepy as it is compelling. With every new season carrying a new theme and over-arching plot line, while utilizing many of the same brilliant actors from story to story, Season 5 follows the inner workings and mysteries of the Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California. You can capture American Horror Story: Hotel on Netflix, available October 4.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016)

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You have the chance to get up close and personal with Justin Timberlake, right from your couch — killer dance moves, amazing vocals and all. The last incredible performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will be available to stream and record this month. You can capture Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids on Netflix, available October 12.

Big Eyes (2014)

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The story of the Keanes is one of self-reflection for many artists, including director Tim Burton. Big Eyes is the story of artist Walter Keane as he passes his wife’s art off as his own, growing into unbelievable fame and fortune because of her shyness to express herself, and introduce herself, to the public. With divorce on the horizon, Margaret Keane finally reveals the truth. You can capture Big Eyes on Netflix, available October 25.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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With all 3 films becoming smash hits practically overnight, kids and adults alike go nuts for Kung Fu Panda, the lovable animated character voiced by Jack Black. In its third installment, Po reunites with his long-lost dad (Bryan Cranston) and deals with the transition into teaching and training martial arts to his own group of silly pandas. Together, they’ll fight evil and look adorable doing it. You can capture Kung Fu Panda 3 on Netflix, available October 26.


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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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Check out our video on how to use Replay Video Capture to record shows and movies from Netflix:

Download Replay Video Capture today and say hello to all of your favorite Netflix shows and movies, recordable for years to come!

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.

Netflix

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.

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Amazon

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

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.

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.

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Get Ready: The Emmys Are Coming!

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The internet these days offers more great audio and video – podcasts, music, movies and TV – than ever before. So even though recording web content with Applian products is easier than ever, deciding what to record can be a bigger challenge.

That’s why we’ve got butterflies in our stomachs, because they’re almost here: the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are right around the corner. Premiering live on Sunday, September 20th, you can catch a glimpse of the best of television. And there truly is some really great television these days.

No longer confined to your cable box, some of TV’s brightest stars and nominees are streaming for consumption on Netflix. So get ready to binge-watch and keep the magic, as always, with Replay Video Capture!


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House of Cards

Nominated for best drama, lead actor and actress, this gripping political contender is worth diving into. Overlooked last year by the final season of Breaking Bad, it’s got a pretty good chance at the win. Nonetheless, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are deserving in their own right.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The hilarious first season of the Tina Fey-helmed comedy is up for an Emmy this year. It’s worth watching for the feel-good laugh-out-louds. Be ready to quote and GIF the series for weeks to come.

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Orange Is The New Black

After last years’ change up of taking the series off the comedy category and into the drama contenders, Orange is the New Black isn’t likely to take home an award for Best Drama. However, it has a powerhouse cast with exceptional guest characters worth the nods.

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Grace And Frankie

Refreshing to see two amazingly talented older women take the reins as leads in this heart-warming comedy. Nominated for an Emmy, Lily Tomlin is brightly perfect against the polished straight-man of Jane Fonda. Up against some stiff competition, so the likelihood of winning is unknown, the show itself is great.

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Daredevil

Who would have known the Marvel Universe and superhero barrage would produce a great series?! The nuanced action-heavy show is up for noms in special effects and sound design. Super (no pun intended) entertaining television, it will keep you coming back for more.


Enjoy your weekend capturing all of the Netflix noms, and beyond. We will keep you posted as to where, when and how you can record the live-streaming Emmy Awards next weekend.

Streaming Content – July 2015

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And so it continues: the give and take of movie and tv titles to and from your favorite online streaming video platform. Be it Netflix or Amazon Prime, there’s plenty of new content to save for yourself with Replay Video Capture (and a few titles to grab before they leave).

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July Netflix Departures:


Dragnet: Seasons One-Four

Shipping Wars: Seasons One-Three

Miami Vice: Seasons One-Five

Leave It to Beaver: Seasons One-Six

Magnum P.I.: Seasons One-Eight

The Inbetweeners: Season Three

 

July Netflix Arrivals:


Hell on Wheels (Season 4)

Glee (Season 6)

Changeling (2008)

Storage Wars: Texas (Season 1)

White Collar (Season 6)

Wet Hot American Summer:
First Day of Camp (2015)

July Amazon Streaming Arrivals:


Boardwalk Empire (season 3)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Under the Dome (season 3)

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

Flashdance (1983)
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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime: What’s coming and going

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A new Summer-approved batch of movies and TV shows are already streaming on your favorite online video sites this June, while a handful of great stuff is about to leave Netflix (maybe forever). Luckily, Replay Video Capture is built for capturing the Netflix content you want to keep… before it’s too late!

So, check out all of the cool shows below. Replay Video Capture will record them all – allowing you to watch your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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June Netflix Departures:


Taxi Driver

Donnie Brasco

Rain Man

Amadeus

Silence of the lambs

Syriana

 

June Netflix Arrivals:


Sense8 – Season 1

Orange is the new Black – Season 3

Nightcrawler

Rosewater

 

June Hulu Arrivals:


Seinfeld – Complete Series
(That’s right: Every! Episode! From every! Season!)

June Amazon Streaming Arrivals:


The Shining

Lucky Number Slevin

Apocalypse Now (+ Redux!)

The Island of Dr. Moreau
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Our April Picks on Netflix Streaming

Our April Netflix Streaming Picks

Spring is here! The months are flying by and so are on-demand streaming options on the Netflix. Never feel conflicted again about what to watch. Available already (or before April ends) are a few of the movie and TV titles we’re firing up Replay Video Capture for… before they’re gone again.

 

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National Treasure (2004)

This Nicolas Cage-led US history thriller stands alone. The perfect mix of unbelievable action and entertaining mystery, this family-friendly PG romp somehow makes the Founding Fathers seem undeniably interesting.

 

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

If you’re looking to chuckle, than add this British hit to the Queue. Police officer slapstick and diamond-sharp wit collide in Simon Pegg’s cult comedy tour de force.

 

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Noah (2014)

Director Darren Aaronofsky’s latest project – a Bible Epic starring Russel Crowe, Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly. Fun fact: The scenes on the Arc are shot on a real Arc, which they built for the film and which survived Hurricane Sandy.

 

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The Babadook (2014)

Feeling like getting scared? This new school horror film doesn’t rely on gimmicks, handheld camera work or possession themes for a change. With a genuine plot surrounding a single mother and her son, this is a chilling movie… perfect before bed (not really).

 

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Marvel’s Daredevil (season 1)

Another huge TV project from Marvel. Another Netflix original show. Don’t miss it. From the comic book pages to streaming on-demand, the story of a blind lawyer turned crime-fighter is much grittier than expected, which we love!

 

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Sons Of Anarchy (season 7)

Motorcycles, Johnny Law, and typical gang mayhem awaits. The divisive biker sudo-period-drama’s last chapter is now streaming. Join the Sons as they ride off into the sunset of their final season.