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!)…
Getting things done in a simpler, more intelligent way is why we’re in business – today we’re excited to announce an update that makes our smart products even better.
Since OS X El Capitan gives you more flexibility and power to do the things you love with your Mac, we made sure that every single one of our Applian products for Mac are completely compatible with this new version. Make sure you have the latest and greatest Applian software for your Mac to unlock the power of El Capitan & Applian!
For years we’ve fielded hundreds – possibly thousands – of questions and requests for Mac versions of our products , and we (honestly) thought it would never happen. But after lots of hard work, and a little bit of magic, we’ve finally developed and launched our most popular products for Mac computers!
Now you can get powerful media capturing, screen recording and conversion capability on your Mac. With similar functions and features as our PC products, these Applian Mac products give you the ability to capture and record all kind of web content, video and streaming audio.
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As a new owner of an iPhone, I am very happy with the whole experience. The device is great. As a media geek, I’m finding it difficult to something basic. And Apple seems to be working against me. Here’s what’s frustrating:
I want to be able to update the media on my iPhone over-the-air. I want my Podcasts to be updated automatically, without having to sync with my PC. I also want to be able to email radio shows automatically recorded as MP3 files (using Replay A/V) to my iPhone, and then play them. (Think TiVo for the radio – on your phone!) For me, this would be the coolest. But no luck 🙁
On the Podcast side, an app called Podcaster promised to do just that sort of thing, but was rejected from the Apple store for no apparent reason.
On the Radio show side, Replay A/V is able to send me emails with links to download radio shows automatically recorded by my home PC. I was hoping to be able to send myself radio shows to listen to on my iPhone. But alas, Safari is “unable to download” files from these links. (The links are generated by YouSendIt, which is integrated into Replay A/V).
So, here are my theories:
Stupidity: Is Apple so dumb as to disallow significant over-the-air media transfers for no good reason?
Evil: Is Apple disabling this capability in order to enable their own service?
Weak: Is Apple being bullied by AT&T to disallow too much 3G data traffic? (Another app that let you use your iPhone as a laptop modem was also killed by Apple.)
This is also puzzling given the Pandora player, which is also a media downloader, and works great on the iPhone. There’s no way Apple could kill the Pandora app though, as it would create a huge outrage. These uncertainties should be troubling to anyone seriously considering developing media enabled apps for the iPhone. And the authoritarian, opaque, random policies behind the app store really need to end, otherwise all the development talent will go to Android or some other truly open platform, the coolness of the iPhone notwithstanding.
I’ve always been a gadget hound. So, no surprise that I waited in line all day to be one of the first to grab an iPhone. The Apple iPhone is the ultimate convergence device. Sure, it’s pricey, but I’m loving the fact that I have a phone, iPod , camera and email/internet device that fits nicely in my pocket. Plus, it is without a doubt the most beautiful device I’ve ever owned.
Replay AV, Replay Media Catcher and Replay Converter make great companions for the iPhone. Use Replay AV or Replay Media Catcher to capture online media. Use Replay Converter to convert your audio or video to a format suitable for playing on your iPhone. It’s really easy. Replay AV will even transfer your newly recorded and converted media to iTunes automatically. Next time you sync the iPhone your recordings will be there ready for you to enjoy or show off to others.
Video that can be played in iTunes will sync with the iPhone. Use Replay Converter to convert your home movies to iPod video format and take them with you on your iPhone.
For me, the iPhone was worth the wait. It’s functional and beautiful. This morning I heard that the Apple store I had camped out at still has a few in stock. My first thought was Ugh! You mean I stood in line all those hours for no reason??!! But actually, I’m glad I had the experience. It really was fun and exciting to be 9th in line. I proudly earned my geek badge on iPhone launch day.