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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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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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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.

Learn how to record music from Spotify.

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.

Learn how to record music from Apple Music.

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.

Learn how to record music from Pandora.

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!

How to Record the 2015 World Series with Replay Video Capture

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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

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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

DateSeriesTV
FRI., OCT. 16ALCS Game 1FOX or FS1
SAT., OCT 17ALCS Game 2 NLCS Game 1FOX or FS1 TBS
SUN., OCT 18NLCS Game 2TBS
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
THURS., OCT. 22 *NLCS Game 5TBS
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.

Record the 2015 Masters Tournament with Replay Media Catcher

Today the 79th Masters Tournament tees off in Augusta, Georgia and we’ve got just the thing to help you capture all the action. Get your version of Replay Media Catcher ready and head on over to the Tournament’s live stream at CBS Sports online. You can use the DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher or use the Stream Downloader to record each dramatic  hook, slice and birdie from the storied home of Championship golf.

The full list of tee times can be found here, and the competition will be fierce. Will Tiger Woods finally find his return to form? Can Bubba Watson keep the green jacket he won last year? Will world number one Rory McIlroy finally swing his way into history, joining Tiger on the short list of golfers to complete a career Grand Slam – winning The Masters, The US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship? All this and more will be decided this weekend atop Augusta’s speedy bent grass, between treacherous quartz pits and, especially, around Amen Corner.

Luckily, you won’t have to miss work to stay on top of every stroke.

Download Replay Media Catcher today if you haven’t already, or make sure you’re updated to our latest-and-greatest version. If you’re not sure how to use our powerful DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher (as well as deleting the ads during the Tournament!), be sure to watch the tutorial below: