The Yearly Top 10: Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2019

Every year, we get excited to review the most popular YouTube videos of the past year.

The year 2019 was no different. It’s pretty fascinating how much things change, and yet… how much they stay the same? So what was everyone watching this year?

Before we break into our countdown, it’s worth noting that YouTube is the second most popular social media outlet in the world. And with the huge range of user-generated content that gets uploaded to the video platform every minute, it’s safe to say that billions of viewers worldwide are tuning in.

But which videos captured the largest audiences worldwide in 2019? According to Statista, YouTube viewers were most interested in searching for music! With a few honorable mentions from the kids, it turns out that this year’s list was dominated by the music that got people’s feet moving. And it wasn’t just the most popular music videos of the year that made the list, but also some of the most popular ones of the decade proved to last as favorites among viewers. 

Cases in point?

  1. “Roar” – Katy Perry

In the kickoff to our countdown, Katy Perry’s power anthem is back this year to get people through a workout, a job interview, or even just the morning shower motivation everyone needs to start off the week. Or decade.

  1. “Sugar” – Maroon 5

Would you want Maroon 5 to crash your wedding? If you were one of the lucky couples in Maroon 5’s 2015 video for “Sugar”, it may be the perfect compliment to the happiest day of your life. At 3 billion views in 2019, many viewers wanted to catch a glimpse of the action, accompanied by this catchy tune

  1. “Sorry” – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is back at it. Or at least viewers can’t get enough of this megahit by this pop star. In the song that makes listeners hopeful that they, too, can get another chance, nearly three-and-a-half billion views tells us that it’s never too late.   

  1. “Gangnam Style (강남스타일) M/V” – PSY

It’s no surprise to anyone at this point that K-Pop is here to stay. But what was one of the first Korean pop hits that reached western shores, solidifying its place on the mainstream music charts? 2012’s ultra popular hit “Gangnam Style”.

  1. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

In a party anthem for the ages, “Uptown Funk” has made it to the Top 10 this year, with 3.7 billion views. Don’t believe us? Just watch. 

  1. “Baby Shark” – Pinkfong’s Kids’ Songs & Stories

You heard it here first. We kid. If you have been anywhere near children in 2019, you have probably heard the uber-popular “Baby Shark” playing somewhere near you. 

  1. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster

Here’s a fun fact: Not only was this episode of the Russian animated series in the top 10 list of YouTube videos viewed last year, but it was actually the 5th most viewed YouTube video of all time. Never underestimate the viewing power of children when they find a favorite video to watch on repeat. 

  1. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

In a glorious tribute to the late Paul Walker, this song was featured in “Furious 7”, Walker’s last film with the hit “Fast & Furious” franchise. The popularity of the tribute has persisted, as it’s made its way to this year’s most watched list, with 4.3 billion views. 

  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

It’s hard not to listen to this song on repeat. And if you feel that way, you are not alone. With over 4.5 billion views, it seems like viewers worldwide are happy to sing, dance, repeat. 

  1. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee

It’s still a fan favorite. In arguably one of the most popular songs of the last decade, this springtime banger has made its way onto the Top 10 list for the second year in a row, this time grabbing the top spot with over 6 billion views. 

From viral songs, to inescapable kids tunes, with a must-watch viral episode thrown in, 2019 showed us the power of people tuning into YouTube in record numbers. Make sure that you can catch and replay all of your favorite moments from 2019 and beyond with Replay Media Catcher! You can download full YouTube videos in high quality and so much more!

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Updated from February 11, 2019.

New Year, Fresh Start? Our Top 5 Productivity Tips to Kick Off the New Year…

We are deep into the spin of the new year, and while everyone is making their resolutions, we thought we’d team up with our friends at Easy Duplicate Finder to put together a little list to help you get into the groove of the new year, and make sure that 2020 is your most productive year yet!

Ready to start fresh?

1. Update Your Contact Lists!

We all want to be better friends and colleagues in the year ahead, and that’s nearly impossible if we aren’t getting in contact with anyone. It might be that you are relying on old emails to remain in touch with people, but those are getting bounced right back to you on first send because their contact information is outdated. Make sure to get accurate, updated contacts, and then get rid of old or duplicate emails, phone numbers, and contact details that you have been using, and get ready to finally get in touch.

2. Set Your ‘Get Pumped’ Playlists…

Nothing gets you more motivated and productive than having some great tunes playing while you work, or workout! Slim down your music files, then add the latest tunes for getting your head back in the game, and your body in top form. Need some suggestions? We’ve got you covered

3. Put A Fresh Face Forward…

You didn’t hear it from us, but… social media matters. Whether you are hoping to put up the best, most stylish shots for your personal brand, or just want to project yourself at your most professional (drinks down, please…), the new year is a fantastic time to update your social media profiles to reflect your biggest goals in the year ahead. Make sure your duplicate photos are not bloating your computer, and who knows, maybe amongst all of the multiple shots you’ve collected over the years, you’ll stumble upon a hidden gem.

4. Build in Some Time for Self-Care

It’s great being active and productive, but there are times when you really need to slow down and relax. Our tip? Fix some delicious healthy food (or order in), and curl up with a playlist of your favorite movies. There’s really nothing like a great movie to keep you comforted on days when you need it most. Just don’t kill the vibe by having a slow-running computer that’s weighed down by multiple copies of the same movie. Quality “Me Time” means high-quality copies of all your favorites. Let the self-care begin!

5. Get Ready, Get Set, Get Organized!

Set aside some time, create a system (we like alphabetical), and get your Google Drive or Dropbox files organized, so that everything you need is easy to find and use. The biggest obstacle for most people  is usually combing through all of the files they never even realized were duplicates. With even a little bit of time and the right tools, you can set yourself up for success in basically no time. You’ll be glad you did (you don’t have to thank us!).

Setting goals and getting into the groove of a new year doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The biggest obstacle for many of us is not knowing where to begin. But take it from us, getting clear and uncluttered is the first step into moving forward with your plan of attack, no matter what your goals are. 

With Easy Duplicate Finder, you’ve got all of your resources in one place to get your duplicate files cleared, your devices working smoothly, and giving you the opportunity to streamline your life, to make sure that the next year is your best year yet. 

Need help getting started on those goals? Not to worry, you are well-covered. Download Easy Duplicate Finder for Windows or Mac, and get set up, and you’ll be ready to live your best life yet!

Holiday Ready? Warm Up Your Season With These Movies & Playlists…

The holidays are here!  Which means a lot of sweets, spices, snow (if you’re lucky), and fun things to keep you warm and cozy while you are spending your frosty winter days inside.

Whether you are into cozying up with some old (and new!) favorite holiday movies, or if music is your favorite way to get into the holiday groove, we’ve rounded up some of the best movies and playlists to keep you company while you spend those toasty, cozy days at home. 

Luckily, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have been releasing some of the freshest new holiday releases on offer, along with bringing back some genuine classics. This year, Disney+ is even getting in on the action, and there are too many great titles to that you won’t want to miss!

And if you want to get your holiday groove on? Look no further than Spotify to hear all of those jingles and jams. 

If you want to collect all your holiday favorites to add to your own collection, we’ve got you covered! With Replay Video Capture and Replay Music, you won’t have to miss the chance to have any of your favorites!

Holiday Movies to Stream & Save:

Klaus (2019), Netflix

In Netflix’s first original animated feature, we get to meet Jesper, a lackluster postman who gets stationed in a faraway town in the North. While there, he befriends a lonely toymaker who is harboring some holiday secrets. A new release from Netflix that you won’t want to miss! 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), Amazon Prime Video

Is it even the holidays without this classic on the list? For the uninitiated, this Christmas classic follows George Bailey as he contemplates his own life, after being visited by an angel on Christmas Eve. There is a reason this movie has withstood the test of time… Make sure to keep it on your list…

Home Alone (1990), Disney+

It’s here! The only place you can catch Home Alone streaming online this year is through Disney+… Get ready for all the nostalgic feels as you revisit Kevin McAllister navigating his first Christmas alone at home while his family accidentally takes off on a family vacation without him. Naturally holiday chaos ensues… Did someone call the Wet Bandits?

The Holiday (2006), Amazon Prime Video

Want to get away this holiday season? You’re not alone. This modern holiday rom-com follows two women on separate continents as they give themselves the ultimate gift: a house swap that gives them the chance to change their lives. Will they find love and find themselves?

Elf (2003), Amazon Prime Video

Thought you were excited for the holidays? No one is more excited than Buddy the Elf. The only problem? He’s not really the elf he thought he was. A search to find his real father takes Buddy to New York City on a holiday adventure where Buddy learns the real meaning of family.

Love Actually (2003), Netflix 

It’s back! No holiday movie list would be complete without this quintessential Christmas rom-com that follows the lives and loves of eight strangers during one special holiday. To us, it’s perfect. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Netflix

Another classic to add to your list! In this Tim Burton holiday masterpiece, the King of Halloween, Jack Skellington, must learn the meaning behind Christmas as he tries to create some new traditions in Halloween Town. 

You can catch these and more on Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, but make sure you can keep them with Replay Video Capture!

Holiday Playlists to Keep on Repeat:

Christmas Hits, Spotify 

Dive into this Christmas playlist with contemporary takes on classic holiday songs, featuring some of your favorite singers, like Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, and Wham!

Navidad Navidad, Spotify 

If you want to hear your favorites on repeat, but with a Latin twist, check out this playlist, featuring Juanes, Jose Feliciano, and Ariana Grande.

Acoustic Christmas, Spotify 

Sometimes the best vibe is to hear your favorites without lyrics.

Retro Holiday, Spotify 

You really can’t go wrong with this soulful list of Christmas classics, featuring the Jackson 5, Donnie Hathaway and many, many more!

Christmas Stories, Spotify 

Who said your playlists had to be musical? This playlist is hours of Christmas classic tales, narrated by your favorites.

What never gets old? Hearing all your holiday favorites! Listen to old favorites, or even discover new versions of timeless classics on Spotify, by recording them with Replay Music!

If you’re not sure how to get started, no worries… We are here to help! Take a look at our handy how-to guide, and get started enjoying the very best things about the winter holiday: cozying up with your favorites.

No matter how you plan to spend the winter break, there are plenty of ways to get cozy this season. We make capturing some of those warm and fuzzy feels so easy with Replay Video Capture and Replay Music. Make sure to get it now before the season ends! 

Updated from original post from 12/19/18.

The DIY Gift Guide: Our Top YouTube Channels to Make the Ultimate Holiday Gifts

Whether you DIY’d your own Halloween costume this year, or you were hoping to make some simple but beautiful fixes around the house, everyone knows that if you are looking to get creative, you’ve got to start somewhere. And now that the holiday season is here, it’s really the perfect time to get some Do-It-Yourself inspo to make the ultimate holiday gifts for all of your favorite people (and pets!) in your life.

If your heart is in the right place but you have no idea where to begin, thankfully YouTube is here to help. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite DIY channels to create the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list… Just make sure to capture and save your favorites so that you’ve got everything  you need to bring your favorite projects to life.

Some of our favorites?

For the Perfect Last Minute Gift:


Capture your favorites from 5-Minute Crafts!

Sometimes it’s the thought that counts. And even if that thought occurs to you at the last minute, you can still put together a pretty great gift. Thankfully, 5-Minute Crafts is a channel that has the crafty last-minute gift-giver in mind, so you’ve got a cool handmade gift ready for any occasion, in a matter of minutes!

For the Tech-Lover in Your Life:


Capture your favorites from TechBuilder!

Okay we have to admit, these ideas are pretty cool. YouTuberAngelo Casimiro has figured out how to create some awesome gadgets, using a range of materials from the most simple-to-find to the most complex. The end result? Some pretty incredible handmade tech that the techies in your life are sure to love. A real-life working BB8? Yeah, sign us up.

If You Want to Show You Care With Something Crafty:


Capture your favorites from Brit + Co!

Sometimes, you really can express yourself best with a handmade craft. Brit + Co has a full channel of handmade stationery and more, so you can show your loved ones your best holiday wishes, as well as add a little bit of creative flare to gift wraps, stationery, treat holders and so much more. 

For All the Gadget-Lovers:


Capture your favorites from KipKay!

For some people, there really is nothing cooler than taking things they already have and love, and then making them even better. This is where Kipkay comes in to help you out. Search his channel, (or his channel en español) and you’re sure to find plenty of genius hacks and gadgets that will be sure to blow their mind. 

For the Lovers of Stunning Spaces:


Capture your favorites from HGTV Handmade!

If your DIY prowess falls more on the continuum of “Home Deco” than “Home Reno”, the good folks at HGTV Handmade have you more than covered. From special holiday projects to full-room makeover tips, this channel features awe-inspiring things you can make to beautify any home.

For Sweet Gift Wrap Ideas:


Capture your favorites from PaperMart!

Ready to tie it all together? Check out these fun and gorgeous gift wrap ideas from PaperMart. Give any gift (handmade or not) a personal touch with these incredible gift wraps and gift boxes to give to anyone on your “Nice List”. 

There is an endless roundup of DIY videos on YouTube, but if we’re being honest, not all Do-It-Yourself expertise is created equal. And that’s okay! Practice makes perfect, so it’s great to see other people just like you creating things on their own. But if you want to learn to perfect your DIY craft by re-watching some of the best DIY ideas online right now, cue up Replay Media Catcher to capture these fix-it finds, so you can get to work! 


Delicious Winter Recipes from Food Network to Get You Cooking this Winter

Nothing ushers in the holiday season quite like delicious winter recipes. 

With the multiple celebrations that are kicking off as the weather gets colder, it’s always great to have an opportunity to get together with your favorite people. And no celebration is complete without some delicious treats to warm everyone up… 

We’ve collected our favorite winter recipes from FoodNetwork.com, filled with this season’s freshest ingredients to get you into the spirit of the season. Check them out, save them to your very own curated digital cookbook, and then get ready to hit the holiday fiestas! 

Appetizers

Fried Ravioli

Nothing really says “winter recipe” like comfort food. In this delicious take on a classic, chef Giada DeLaurentis turns ravioli into a cold-weather staple by frying it, making it a can’t-miss recipe this cold weather season. 

Winter Roasted Vegetables

It’s always a great time to enjoy fresh seasonal veggies. With this recipe, you get the tastes of the root vegetables of winter, roasted to perfection. Great on its own or as a healthy, colorful, side dish.

Warm Seafood Salad

In the warmer months, few things are as satisfying as a fresh selection of seafood. In the winter, warming up your seafood favorites with the special spices of the season can take it to a whole new level. In this recipe, chef Bobby Flay enlists the help of a local chef to help him prepare a special seafood dish that is native to Italy and is something you’re sure to want to share all season long. 

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Main Dishes

Beef Bourguignon

This classic main dish is a must-have at any holiday table. Its rich flavors and savory textures make it an instant crowd-pleaser for any holiday occasion. The only catch?  Make sure that you have a crowd — this warm weather favorite is created to share! 

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

For the vegetarians on your guest list, this main dish is a fantastic choice if you are looking for a meat-free holiday alternative. With its hearty blend of mashed potatoes and savory seasonal veggies, this dish offers up a full serving of flavor and color that’s sure to warm even the coldest of tables this holiday season. 

Cajun Deep Fried Turkey

For a twist on a holiday staple, Southern-born chef Billy Howe brings us a spicy alternative to the traditional holiday turkey. If you love a traditional holiday dinner but want a bit of spice, be sure to give this cajun deep fried turkey a try. It’s the perfect main event to give your holiday table a kick. 

Save these delicious main dishes for your own with Replay Media Catcher!

Desserts

Brandy-Soaked Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? And if you prefer your classic cupcakes with a twist, chef Abby Moule has you covered. In this sweet recipe, she walks you through how to make the prettiest, booziest brandy-soaked cupcakes to get your whole party in the holiday spirit! 

Italian Struffoli

This recipe is a delight to the senses, as chef Giada shares her family recipe for the Italian specialty that doubles as a game and crowd-pleaser for the whole family. Find out the secret to these colorful, honey-soaked holiday favorites

Catch and keep these sweet winter treats with Replay Media Catcher! 

Drinks & More

Ginger Snap Cocktails

There are few flavors that speak to the winter season quite like the warm, spicy flavors of gingerbread… and few things that can warm us up like a great cocktail. Not for the under-21 set, these delicious ginger snap cocktails are the perfect way to get your holidays started!

Candy Cane Cooler

Our final cocktail to kick off the holiday festivities is this candy cane cooler… Sure to be a hit at any winter fiesta! If you want a non-spiked alternative, you can always sub out the spirits for mint extract. Either way, you are sure to be a hit at any winter holiday party!

Toast your winter festivities by saving your favorite winter spirits with Replay Media Catcher!

Ready to curate your own digital holiday cookbook? We’ve got you covered! 

Capture the most delicious winter recipes to make again and again (practice makes perfect!) so you can bring your scrumptious findings to the best holiday parties of the season. Make sure you’ve got Replay Media Catcher, start capturing the deliciousness, and then get ready to hit the winter party circuit with some flavor!

What’s Hot: Apple’s New Video Streaming Service

Season’s Greetings.

Oh wait, you haven’t heard? It is the season of new streaming releases, and we are here for it. 

First, we’ve got the hotly anticipated Disney+ that is now streaming all your favorites and newly released, never before seen originals that are making waves with all your friends and family. Now, we’ve got Apple TV’s new streaming service: Apple TV+

Okay, maybe Apple’s newest streaming service isn’t entirely brand new this week, but it is definitely here, having debuted officially earlier this month, and we need to talk about it. 

It’s positioning itself as a competitor to Netflix, getting ready to stream your favorite shows and movies, as well as creating its own original content and poising itself as a fixture in your living room.

If you already own an Apple TV device, then the crossover is easy, and it’s simple to subscribe to the brand new service, and get streaming.  Ringing in at about $5 a month, it’s a pretty affordable contender to replace or accompany all your classic streaming favorites. 

The streaming service offers a free trial period of 7 days, as well as a free music streaming program for students. It’s a pretty great incentive to sign up, even if just to add to your growing army of streaming options. In our opinion, you can never have too many options to watch and capture the best shows streaming online.

An added bonus of Apple TV+? Shows and movies are available to watch online and offline, from any Apple device.

Luckily, Replay Video Capture is here to make sure that no matter where you are watching, you can capture your favorite movies and shows (and even a few new ones!)…

Not sure how to do it? Take a look at our handy how-to guide, get the latest version of Replay Video Capture, and make sure that you are geared up to get the hottest shows and movies streaming online this season!

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Everything You Need to Know About Disney+

We’ve got great news for Disney fans, or just for all the movie-lovers out there…

All your favorite Disney movies can now be found in a brand new home, Disney+ (pronounced “Disney Plus”). It’s time to say a brief “goodbye” to old classics like “The Lion King”, and new crowd pleasers like “Coco”, who’ll be leaving the other popular streaming sites to live in one handy place… Disney+. Now you can enjoy a full roster of all your favorite high-quality family favorites from the convenience of one central location.

This brand-spanking-new streaming service has just debuted this week, launching officially in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on November 12th. (If you are in Australia or New Zealand, stay tuned for November 19th, as it’s set to release there on that date…)

And while this highly anticipated streaming service has been long-awaited, it definitely holds its fair share of mystery. Luckily, we are here to help you get the latest on your favorite family-friendly movies and shows, so you can browse and capture till your heart’s content

The Fundamentals

Disney+ is a subscription streaming service, so it’s a paid service, but at $6.99 a month (or $69.99 per year) it’s priced competitively with the services you are already subscribing to. The caveat is that it is primed to be the exclusive source to find all of the titles that are proprietary, so you won’t be able to get them on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video anymore. To see them, you’ll need to get a subscription to Disney+. 

However, just like all of the streaming services you know and love, Disney+ will be available to watch online, on RokuTV or streaming devices, or AppleTV and more.

What’s On?

Disney+ will act and function a lot like your favorite streaming services, but it will exclusively feature content from Disney and its partners. Expect to see titles from: 

  • Pixar 
  • Marvel Studio 
  • Star Wars & Lucasfilm 
  • Twentieth Century Fox 
  • National Geographic 
  • The Simpsons
  • and more… 

Maybe one of the coolest features is that besides getting your favorite family-friendly titles, Disney+ will also begin production on original movies and series. The latest offerings? A live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp” and a Star Wars live-action drama series: “The Mandalorian”. The two brand new features will headline the new Disney+ lineup.


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Capture “The Mandalorian” with Replay Video Capture!

Are you ready for your streaming to get a little bit more magical? Cue up Replay Video Capture, or check out how to do it if you don’t know already, and get ready to watch your all your Disney favorites!

What’s New on Netflix: Everything Leaving & Coming this November

It’s happening again.

Netflix is updating it’s roster for the season, which means more changes are due on our Netflix queues. And while this means we have plenty of great holiday movies to look forward to, and some very highly anticipated show offerings like The Crown, The Good Place, The Irishman, and more, it does signal a sad end for some of our favorite movies and series that have been making the rounds on the popular streaming site these last few months. 

Luckily, with Replay Video Capture, you really don’t have a reason to miss your favorite shows and movies before they disappear into the streaming ether for the foreseeable future. You can still record your favorites before the clock runs out on them. 

While we prepare to greet some hotly anticipated titles in the month ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the ones you can still catch and record on Netflix before November bids them adieu. 

What’s On It’s Way Out?

November 11
Estocolmo

November 15
The Beginning and End of the Universe
Continuum
Empire of the Tsars
The Green Way Up
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Last Chance to See
Stephen Fry in America
The Wild Chef

November 17
Ascension

November 18
Avec Eric
River

Make sure to capture these titles and more before they leave Netflix! 

While it’s always a bit hard to say goodbye to those “almost watched” picks on the queue, there are still some things we are revving our engines to get ready to see. 

What Are We Looking Forward To?

The Crown, (Season 3)

For everyone who has been anxiously awaiting the next stylish installment of Netflix original “The Crown”, this November, your wait is finally over. After having two critically acclaimed seasons about the British monarchy with Claire Foy and Matt Smith at the helm, the third season is unique in that the entire royal family is recast as viewers are introduced to the next era of Her Royal Highness’s England.

The Good Place, (Season 4)

In the final season of this wildly popular fan favorite, viewers will follow the original gang as they try their last chance to get into The Good Place. Will they make it?

The Irishman (2019)

In Martin Scorsese’s turn at producing and directing a Netflix original, we get a crime drama to end all crime dramas. This scorcher stars Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, playing Frank Sheehan, Marty Bufalino and Jimmy Hoffa, respectively. If you love mafia movies, you won’t want to miss this one, with the masters of mob cinema at the helm. CGI graphics make it possible to see all of these actors play younger versions of themselves onscreen. Pretty incredible.

Euphoria/Euforia (2019)

This original new drama centers around two brothers who have been living very different lives. When an unfortunate life circumstance hits them both, they are reunited once again. In this drama, both will be forced to discover the mysterious link that further draws them together.

Queer Eye: We’re In Japan! (Season 5)

In this special fifth season, the Fab Five take their talents to Tokyo to help four special participants desperately in need of a makeover. As they help their new friends tackle the areas in their lives that need extra special TLC, the team meet their biggest challenge yet as they navigate a new language, a new culture and new ways to make over a life in-style. Kawai!

Hache (Season 1)

In this Spanish thriller set in 1960’s Barcelona, prostitute Helena finds herself involved in the burgeoning heroine scene as she attempts to make a better life for herself and her family. At turns stylish and sexy, this one is not to be missed!

We’ve listed some highlights, but there are quite a few titles that are leaving the streaming service, which you won’t want to miss out on. A whole slew of Disney movies are also taking flight, in anticipation of Disney’s newest streaming site, Disney+. Don’t miss out on them here, but stay tuned to learn how to watch and capture your favorites with Replay Video Capture.

Not sure how to capture your favorites? We’ve got you covered. Just take a look at our handy how-to guide to learn how easy it is to catch all your favorite movies and series before they disappear. The only catch? If November is moving as quickly as the rest of this year has been, then you don’t have very long to capture your favorites! Be sure to download the latest version of Replay Video Capture so you won’t miss out!

The Best Games Online for the Ultimate Horror Gaming Experience

Halloween is here, and that means that you’ve got to get  your costume on, get your treats at the ready, and line up a bunch of cool events to have the fright of your life.

There are a thousand different ways to celebrate the scariest holiday of the year, but we couldn’t think of a better one than getting game ready for the ultimate freak-out.

Nowadays, gaming experiences online are so immersive that you actually feel like you are a part of every quest, every survival scenario, and every mysterious challenge. In the spirit of the season, we’ve found some incredible games that are so scary they are sure to keep you up all night.

Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the scariest games out online, and trust us, you won’t want to miss the chance to play or record the ultimate horror gaming experience this Halloween, or any dark and stormy night.

Slender: The Eight Pages

No horror video game list is complete without mentioning Slender Man — one of the scariest games of all time. In this concept-turned-urban legend, Slender Man is a tall nightmarish figure that kills  anyone that he catches. In this first-person POV quest, players are transported into a dark forest where their quest is to find eight notes without getting seen by Slender Man, all while the fog gets thicker, their resources run out, and Slender Man gets closer and closer. With incredible graphics and an ultra-scary sound effects, this horror game is an instant classic.

The Path

Think Little Red Riding Hood but darker… In this quest game, the player is left to choose which is the best path to complete their mission. Players get the chance to choose between Little Red Riding Hood, and her many sisters, with the wolf taking many forms… And when/if you make it to Grandma’s House? The horror doesn’t stop… The perspective changes and the gameplay gets even more spooky.

Among the Sleep

Can you imagine if the world around you was evil, scary and unexplainable, and your only means of defense was running away or hiding? In this first person POV, you play as a toddler, exploring the dark recesses of your house as the mysterious unknown begins to close in around you. Nothing is explained, and you need to explore the increasingly frightening world around you without background knowledge or a weapon. Frightening.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

In this thriller, you get into the character of Daniel, an asylum patient who has no recollection of how he got there and no idea how to escape. As you move through the game, you need to collect notes and clues so that you can plan your ultimate escape, if you can.

Darkwood

If there is anything creepier that not knowing what your mission is, it is not knowing where you are. In this survival game with incredible graphics, your mission is to search for clues about your identity, and find ways to make it out of the woods alive, even as the creatures who are in the woods with you are searching for something too. Will you make it out?

The Forest

There’s something about the forest isn’t there? In this first-person gaming experience, your mission is surviving an increasingly desperate situation, where cannibals are running rampant, and your only goal is to make it out alive. Come for the storyline, stay for the incredible visuals.

If you are in for the fright of your life, check out these horrifying gameplay experiences online. And if you want to share the scares with friends? We’ve got you covered there, too. With Replay Video Capture, you can record your best gameplay moments and share the horror with everyone you know. Want to know how to do it? Check out our handy guide here, and then dive in.

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What is Roku? Our Favorite Streaming Device

By now, most of us are familiar with the incredible options these days for streaming movies and series online. 

When viewers are looking for great family viewing, or a favorite series, or even fascinating documentaries to watch or even record, we’ve gotten used to turning to streaming giants like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

It’s nice to think that  we can find and discover new favorites to watch anytime we get online, and that the options are endless. With that in mind, it might be helpful to know that there is a new contender that’s making its way on the scene, and it is expanding those options even more. Enter: Roku.

What is Roku?

Roku is a set-top box streaming device that allows you to watch your favorite content online, whether it’s free (think YouTube), or from a paid subscription service like Hulu or Netflix or HBO. It plugs right into your TV, so if you have an HDMI input, you are ready to set up Roku and let it get to work for you. 

Roku is also a really  great option for people looking to cut ties with their cable company. It’s not a subscription service, but a device that ends up paying for itself as you watch more and more content online from your favorite services. It even has offerings that are free, in case you aren’t signed up for any subscriptions yet. 

Do You Need Internet for Roku to Work?

Roku is a handy little device that allows you to access basically any movie or series that you can find worldwide, and even some of the more difficult to find channels. That being said though, you’ll need a Wifi connection or high-speed internet to get Roku to work for you. 

A huge plus? It gives you the option to stream directly from your computer, phone or USB to watch your own saved content on your big screen. Through its proprietary channel “Plex”, Roku gives you the option to open and watch videos saved on your hard drive, which can ultimately save you the need to rely only on your old school media players or extra devices. It’s sort of an all-in-one package, and that makes it awesome. It offers a number of models, so you are sure to find one that fits your lifestyle best. 

Is There Anything Roku Can’t Do?

It’s not foolproof. Even with the rise in Roku’s popularity in recent months, it still is working daily to improve its functionality to make itself an indispensable part of your cord cutting toolkit. While it offers a lot of benefits and options, there still remains the reality that it isn’t ready to do it all, yet

As an example, because it’s not a subscription service, for each TV in your home, you will still need to purchase a separate Roku device. Also, even while it maintains an excellent catalog of channels and apps, you still won’t really be able to record certain titles, making it impractical if you are used to watching and saving your favorite content online.

Thankfully, it’s easy to take a great thing, and make it even better.

The Perfect Match-up

When you pair up Roku with Replay Media Catcher, you have a great option to watch and record virtually any content online; perfect if you are looking for a first step in freedom from your service provider. Roku gives you nearly endless options to find your favorites online, and Replay Media Catcher makes it possible to stream them and save them. Even if you are still happily connected with your cable company and just want more options, this power duo acts as the perfect team player to make your viewing options even greater.

Get Replay Media Catcher

Ready to take it to the next level? Check out Roku, and get Replay Media Catcher and get ready to tap into a whole new world of streaming options. Happy hunting.