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Here’s Where You Can Watch & Record 2020 Super Bowl LIV Online

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off on February 2nd, 2020, for Super Bowl LIV! Will the Niners have what it takes to tackle the Chiefs this year? Tune in to find out!

This year for the Super Bowl, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck will be up in the broadcast booth, with Erin Andrews, Chris Meyers and Mike Pereira reporting every last detail directly from the sidelines. The halftime is co-headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and will also feature multi-platinum artist Demi Lovato, singing the national anthem! We can’t wait for the spectacle, the athletics, and the good old fashioned championship spirit.

Where to Watch the 2020 Super Bowl Online

You can live stream Super Bowl LIV on Foxsports.com for free — no authentication is required! If you’re a Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV subscriber, you can use their service to check in and watch from the Fox Sports channel, too.

Check out more details for the big day here:

  • When: Sunday, February 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
  • Full Coverage: FOX Sports
  • Recording Options: Replay Video Capture

How to Record the Super Bowl

Super Bowl viewers can record the live stream of Super Bowl LIV on Foxsports.com, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and more with Replay Video Capture. With this powerful tool on-hand, you can save every last pass, touchdown, instant replay and incredible halftime moment to watch again and again. Replay Video Capture is the only way to legally record the Super Bowl, so you can capture everything without missing a thing.

Just open Replay Video Capture, start the live stream, and begin recording! Check out how to do it!

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Check out the Replay Video Capture User Guide for more in-depth information on how the software works, or reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Updated from January 24, 2019. 

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!

How to Use Replay Media Catcher:

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If you aren’t sure how to get started, don’t worry! We have a handy guide (here) that guides you through each step, so you never miss a thing!

Updated from February 11, 2019.

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.

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. 

Save all these delicious appetizers and more with Replay Media Catcher! 

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 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.

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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. 

Up Your Game: Capture the Most Popular Skillshare Classes

Fall is officially upon us. 

It’s the time of year we start fresh in so many ways: new sports seasons, new habits, new shows to watch, and new things to learn. 

There’s really no better time of year to take a personal inventory, and bulk up on our skillset. Yes, it’s always great to learn something new, especially if that learning can take you places. Whether you want to learn a new skill to get ahead in your career, need to learn a new skill for a project, or even for personal interest, there are a ton of great places to get your learn on. 

One online learning platform that has caught our eye? Skillshare. With over 7,000 online courses, this impressive digital catalog offers up courses on nearly anything you need to know if you are looking to tap into your creative side.

It offers a range of classes that are free or offered at a low premium, so learning is easy and accessible. Even better? The extensive catalog features classes that are short and sweet, so you can take as many fun and interesting subject matter as you want, whenever you want.

But possibly one of the best things about Skillshare? It’s classes are project-based, making it easy to learn through doing. Not only are you learning a new set of skills, you’re also creating something real that you can truly use and apply right away.

And luckily for you, Replay Media Catcher is here to help you capture all of the most popular titles, no matter where your tastes lie. Build up your perfect catalog and then be sure to capture all your favorite classes, so you can go back and brush up on any skills that you want to see again and again.

Ready to spark some creative inspo? We’ve listed a few of the most popular classes out there, so you can be sure to dive in based on your interests–or learn a new one! 

Animation 

How to Make an Animated Youtube Video 

Time: 30 minutes

For anyone with the animation bug who is just getting started, and doesn’t have a ton of pricey equipment yet, this is the perfect course to start your engine. In this short course, instructor Evan of PolyMatter teaches you how to get started in creating your own animated content and get it ready to launch on YouTube. 

The project? Your first video on YouTube!

Filmmaking

How to Make a Dope Low Budget Film

Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

It would be hard not to like this course if you have any interest in filmmaking. This step-by-step beginner course is taught by award-winning filmmaker Julien Klepper, who gives you the tricks of the trade, with everything an aspiring filmmaker needs to know about crafting a great story to casting and more. Have some time but not a huge budget? This is the perfect place to start.

The project? Creating your very own low-budget film. From scratch. 

Illustration

Hand Lettering for Beginners

Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

In this wildly popular class, instructor Mary Kate McDevitt shows you the secrets to truly beautiful hand-lettering. She covers the basics like sketching and typography, and by the end of the course, you’ll have picked up some great ideas and some pretty steady hand skills too. The best part? The course is full of links and resources to keep you practicing once the course is over. 

The project? An ongoing project platform lets you upload your own work while also checking out the work of previous students. 

Photography 

iPhone Photography – How to Take Pro Photos on Your iPhone

Time: 51 minutes

Are you interested in becoming a better photographer? Do you have a smartphone? Perfect. This is the course that teaches you the basics on how to use your iPhone, so that you can take top quality photos using the technology that you already have. Specifically designed for the iPhone iOS, the tips in this series can still be applied to any smartphone with similar capability. How sweet is that?

The project? Upload your gorgeous photos to the class project gallery to get recognized by other users. 

Marketing 

Becoming an Instagram Influencer: Creating Authentic Content and Monetizing Your Following

Time: 48 minutes

Who hasn’t imagined becoming an Instagram influencer at some point? With shifting algorithms and market saturation, it’s harder and harder to master the Instagram matrix but with the helpful tips from influencer Sam Dalton, you’ll learn how to create a brand style for yourself that gains followers, and even gets you paid. Ready to gain those followers?

The project? Your own Instagram feed… Create at least 5 brand-defining content images for your own feed to share with the community.

Web Development 

The Ultimate HTML Developer

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

In our longest class on the list, master web developer Kalob Taulien breaks down everything you need to know about how to create legit HTML code. In what often takes a few weeks to learn, this class does in only a few hours. It’s fast paced and compact, but it will take you well on your way to becoming a web development pro. 

The project? Create your own HTML wireframe. 

Ready to up your game? Get a jump start on your freshest set of skills with Skillshare, and make sure that you’re up to date with Replay Media Capture, so you can capture hours of the best content online. And if you’re not sure how to get started? Make sure you know how it’s done, so that you won’t miss a single thing. 

Game On! Your NFL Game Day Tailgate Party Checklist

NFL season is here. The game we’ve all been waiting for all year is finally making its season debut this week.

And if you are like most of us, you’ve been doing everything you can to get prepped for the best matchups of the season.

Can Cleveland deliver on the pre-season hype with star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. as their newest addition?  And will the Patriots be able to hold onto the top spot of the AFC East this year? 

With all that excitement, there’s no better way to kickoff the season than with an epic tailgate party! We can’t think of a better way to cap off this huge weekend than getting your friends together and watching the most anticipated event of the fall! And while everyone will undoubtedly be itching to catch the game that has their favorite teams facing off, what about the other games running? There’s no doubt that you don’t want to miss any of the games that are playing (and probably streaming) concurrently. 

Luckily, we’re here to help you get ready for the season, with a checklist of everything you’ll need to watch the first games of the season with your friends in style.  And those games you want to catch up on this week after the party? Yeah, we’ve got you covered there, too. 

Fire up the grill, tune into ESPN.com,  hit record on the latest version of Replay Media Capture, and get ready to rock and roll this NFL season. 

Have you got everything you need?

A Great Tailgate Party Spread

You know a party really isn’t a party without great food and drinks. Dig through your best recipes and put together a great collection of party food and appetizers for all your tailgate party guests. (Hint: We really love the Argentinian skewers, but there are so many great alternatives for any food preferences…)

Cozy Cover-Ups to Keep Warm

One of the coolest things about tailgating is enjoying the first traces of Fall outside with your friends, often over a cooler of drinks, enjoying the heat from the grill.  Whether you choose to watch in your home or in the stadium or anywhere else… Fall is nearly here, and you don’t want to get stuck when the breeze hits without something to wrap up in. 

Make sure you’re not caught in the cold without:

  • Blankets
  • Sweaters (even better if they are sporting your favorite team!)
  • Cover-ups 

No judgement here… Even if they look a little silly, the warmer the better! 

Party Essentials & Utilities

It’s probably not the most  fun part of the party to think about, but making sure you’ve got your party essentials in place is crucial. What’s most likely the least fun part of party planning may be your biggest lifesaver. Thinking ahead will save you so much time (and cleanup) in the future. What do you need?

  • Food essentials: Utensils, cups, plates and napkins are a great start
  • Bags of all sizes: You’ll need these for easy cleanup… Big ones to collect trash, and small ones to save leftover food. 
  • Ice, ice, baby: It goes without saying: you want to make sure you’ve got what you need to keep food fresh and drinks cold. 

For the environmentally conscious, there are also plenty of sustainable and biodegradable options so you don’t create a huge carbon footprint to have a great tailgate. 

An Incredible Playlist 

While you wait for the game to start, or even if you want to get down during the half, having a killer playlist is half the fun. We especially love these jams to get hyped for the big game, but there are so many more to suit the vibe of any party! 

Games, Games, and More Games

While we are on the subject: some of the best parties are the ones where everyone can indulge their playful sides… That’s right, it’s so key for your party crew  to be able to stretch their legs, stretch their brains and have a bit of fun between halves or while they wait. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could even build your gameplay into the football game… For every touchdown, guests can do a dance, complete a dare, or anything else you can invent. The important thing here is to keep it fun! 

Some of our favorites? Outscord has a great compilation of DIY games that are great for almost any party!

And finally…

Your Own Playlist of the Best Games Streaming Online

Just because you are having a blast at your tailgate party doesn’t mean you have to miss any of the action from your other favorite teams while you are playing cornhole in the fresh fall air! With Replay Media Capture, you’ve got a great way to capture all streaming games so you are not missing a single event. Don’t miss the chance to recap the plays that happened while you were playing Flipcup or having a cookout while your favorite team did the touchdown dance. You can catch every single game online with Replay Media Capture and make sure that you can keep up with friends from work who didn’t make it to your tailgate shindig! 

So are you game ready? Get Replay Media Capture or get the latest update so you are all set for this weekend’s biggest match-ups, and for the entire season ahead!

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50 Stats & Facts About Live Streaming Video in 2019

Chances are, if you’ve been online anytime within the past decade, you’ll have seen that video streaming is everywhere. In fact, even within the last few years, streaming online has taken internet users to some pretty incredible places — whether in business, sports, or just for personal use,  online streaming is being devoured by users like never before.

Now, with the introduction of live streaming video, the reach of online video is exploding like never before. People are turning to live streaming to catch their favorite events in real time, from hotly anticipated World Cup matches, to the Royal Wedding, to real-time reaction videos to online gaming, and so much more. 

People are tuning in online to catch the best live streams, and it’s only going to get more popular. In 2019 online, YouTube has seen a 100% increase in live stream viewers from just the year before, and this is one trend that shows no signs of slowing.

In fact, we’ve rounded up the hottest stats and facts about this trend that is off the charts to give you an inside look at what’s trending this year in the live streaming universe; what’s hot, what’s on its way out, and what millions of online users swear by to make sure they’ve got the best streams that everyone wants.

Ready to take a numerical look at 50 of the hottest facts and stats about live streaming video in 2019? Check them out…

Live streaming by the numbers:

  • Compared to last year, 47% of live streaming video viewers are watching their videos live online. 
  • 20% of all Facebook videos are now live.
  • Facebook Live videos are watched at a rate of 3x longer than videos that have been pre-recorded.
  • By 2020, live streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic.
  • By 2025, the online streaming industry is expected to reach a value of an estimated $124.6 billion. 
  • Got kids? If you live in a household with children, the chances of your willingness to pay for live streaming service jumps by 70%.
  • Live content has an emotional engagement rate of 25% with viewers, compared with on-demand viewing, with a rate of 17%.
  • Facebook Watch now attracts 140 million daily viewers in 2019. This number has doubled in just under 6 months. 
  • Viewers spend 8 times longer watching live videos than videos on-demand.
  • 67% of viewers say that video quality is the most important factor when watching a livestream broadcast in general.
  • 90% of viewers say that video quality is the most important aspect of Facebook Live videos.
  • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000.
  • 78% of online audiences are watching video regularly on Facebook Live. 

Are you not entertained? Here’s a breakdown of users’ leisure time with online streaming in numbers:

  • Behind-the-scenes content is in demand… 87% of audiences would prefer to watch online to watching on TV if they can get a closer look behind the curtains of their favorite shows and content. 
  • 67% of audiences who watched a livestream for an event actually purchased a ticket to a similar event the next time it happened.
  • When asked, 45% of live video audiences said they would pay for live, on-demand or exclusive from a favorite performer, team, or speaker.
  • Compelling content is the primary motivator for 43% of viewers when viewing live videos online.
  • YouTube has over a billion users, with 80% of its views coming from outside of the US.

Not just fun and games… Live streaming a great tool for marketing and business, too:

  • 87% of businesses now use video as a marketing tool… An increase from 63% in 2017 and 81% in 2018.
  • 79% of customers say that a brand’s video has convinced them to buy an app or software.
  • Companies that use video benefit from an increase of 41% in search traffic.
  • 40% of consumers say that video increases their chances of purchasing a product from their mobile device.
  • For 74% of millennials, video is an important decision-making factor when they are comparison shopping online. 
  • When it comes to content marketing, 80% of consumers say they prefer watching live videos from a brand than reading a blog.
  • 35% of marketers are using live video to reach potential clients.
  • Going live on Facebook produces 6 times more interactions than traditional pre-recorded video.

Live streaming gets social:

  • The most watched video on Facebook live is called “Chewbacca Mom” a 2016 video with over 1.75 million views in 2019 alone.
  • Compared with text and images alone, videos on social media generate 1200% shares.
  • Top news stories make up 56% of most-watched live content.
  • Nearly half of Americans say they prefer to get their news online vs. watching it on TV.
  • More than half of adults in the U.S. (68%!) say they get their news via social media at least occasionally.

Here are just a few stats on live streaming in sports:

  • 63% of sports fans are happy to pay for for an exclusively all-sports channel.
  • 56% of fans who are interested in streaming sports would pay more for online streaming than for traditional TV channels.
  • 80% of women describe themselves as sports fans, and say they are willing to pay up to 50% more for over-the-top sports content.
  • 65% of millennials and younger viewers are viewing sports content on a mobile device.
  • Facebook has signed an exclusive deal to show every La Liga game for the next three seasons to over 348 million of its users in Asia.
  • The eSports industry is estimated to soon be worth $1 billion.
  • World Cup 2018 was one of the most popular live streaming events of the year, with a peak of 7.9 million concurrent plays. 

How are the gamers going live?

  • At the moment of this publication, there are 1,321,988 live viewers on Twitch.
  • There were a total 916,860,960 hours watched on Twitch in the month of July this year alone. 
  • Twitch enjoys more than 1,253,497 average weekly visitors, each spending an average of 95 minutes watching live gaming. 
  • Since the start of 2019, Twitch viewers have watched more than 402 billion minutes of content.
  • 82% of Twitch users say sponsorships are good for the gaming industry.
  • The most popular game streamer on Twitch is Ninja with 15 million followers and 479 million channel views.

Other Fun Facts:

  • 96% of people have watched an explainer video to learn more about a service or product.
  • The average time spent watching video onmobile is 2.8 minutes for video on demand, while the average for livestreams is 3.5 minutes.
  • The average time spent watching live stream video on a tablet is 7.1 minutes.
  • 2019 is on track to becoming a record year for online video traffic, with four-fifths of global Internet traffic regularly tuning in to watch.
  • In the US alone, online video is estimated to be responsible for 85% of domestic internet traffic.
  • Video quality matters! 23% of people who have been presented a live streaming experience with poor quality video would hesitate before making a purchase from that brand.

With all that in mind, it’s great to know that Replay Media Capture is here to help you to stay ahead of the curve of every live streaming trend online, and from nearly any streaming site you can think of, and capture beautiful, high-quality recordings in the process. Make sure you’re set up with our state of the art software, to keep you ahead of any live streaming trends, ensuring that you’ve got great quality recordings of all your most hotly anticipated livestreams–this year or in the years to come.

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist [2019 Edition]

Looking for a way to add some life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, picking a destination, packing up your bags, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season before it ends. Nothing beats bonding with your favorite people quite like spending hours together in a road trip to remember. 

If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the ultimate list of packing essentials, car prep tips, and ideas for recording your favorite entertainment to help you plan the best trip ever.

Pack Only the Essentials

Whether you’re just headed into the city or have a full cross-country drive ahead of you, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing only as much as you need in your carry-on or suitcase is the best way to help you save a lot of valuable space. With more space, you’ll have more room for the most essential things like snacks, drinks, games, and most importantly, legroom.

Prep a Basic Emergency Kit

Nothing ruins a trip quite like being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no basic resources. If AAA has you on hold, or if you have no cell signal, having an emergency kit prepared and easily accessible could be a lifesaver. While there are pre-made emergency backpacks that exist for purchase, you can’t be sure they will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

Make sure to include these basic items to be sure you’re all set:

    • Emergency food & water
    • Thermal blankets
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Emergency cash
    • Roadmap
    • Car charger for your cell phone
    • Jumper cables

Plan Healthy Foods and Snacks

The fastest way to kill the positive vibe on a road trip? Getting stuck in the car while you’re feeling sick or sluggish. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and bring healthier snacks and foods to munch on along the way. Rather than relying on fast food, jerky, chips, and other gas station snacks, having some of these essentials will keep your energy up in the best way:

Sliced vegetables like celery, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, and broccoli are all packed with nutrients and stay fresh for a long trip.

Fresh berries and fruits like grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, and plums are delicious, vitamin-packed snacks.

Dry items like trail mix, pita chips, dried fruit, protein bars, granola, and pretzels are all great snacks to have on you at all times.

Storable meats and cheeses are a great way to throw together a quick sandwich on the road, or just take a quick piece for some fast protein.

Pro tip: Line your cooler with insulation to keep food fresher longer, and only keep it open as long as you absolutely need to when getting something out. How you pack up your cooler each day makes a difference!

Take a Look Under the Hood

You should treat your car like your own body on a road trip. It needs occasional pampering, a little TLC, and regular check-ups for maximum performance, especially before you put it to work. When the check engine light suddenly pops on or you start feeling a rattling under the hood, it can make any pleasant road trip stressful.

To avoid this, make sure that you take your car into your local mechanic for a regular checkup a few days before taking off, along with prepping a few other things. Here are a few things you should take care of:

    • An oil change, basic tire check, and rotation if needed.
    • Making sure you have wiper fluid all filled up to the brim, and that your wipers are still functional.
    • Putting a recent copy of your insurance information and registration straight into your glovebox for easy access.
    • Cleaning the car inside and out, and making a plan for garbage disposal so things don’t get too messy.

Download the Best Entertainment

When you’re on your trip and have played all the road trip games you can think of, what could be better than turning to your favorite music, show, movie or podcast? Unfortunately for media lovers out there, WiFi isn’t exactly readily available out on the open road and data runs out quickly.

With media-recording software in the Replay Capture Suite, you can download, record, and save all types of online media to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Record Music: In order to achieve road trip success you must have one essential thing: a playlist. With Replay Music you can easily record any music or entire playlists from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With this tool, you’ll never run out of music again. Here’s a playlist that’s full of songs to get your car singing:

Download Podcasts: Replay Radio allows you to download any podcast to listen to any time. Whether you are new to the scene, or for those who are seasoned listeners, Replay Radio makes it simple to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device. And there are a variety of different topics to choose from. Check out some options here

Save Movies and Shows: Replay Video Capture allows you to take any online or streaming video and save it to your own collection! After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere. You could record any sports matches for your favorite teams, a classic movie, or even the entire season of the best binge-worthy shows

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorites on YouTube without using up all your data? No worries. Catch the videos from the most popular YouTubers, or any original YouTube original series, or even exclusive music videos on-the-go. Replay Media Catcher downloads streaming video and audio files from millions of sites, including YouTube. It allows you to save the downloads to your computer and access them at any time, without having to use your data.

Have you got your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, get some tape and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready… The next step? Follow this checklist and get ready for the best summer road trip ever. Make sure to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite! Unless you don’t mind playing iSpy on the road for the next 10 hours…

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Have any other essential items or tips for a good road trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated from original, published: July 8, 2018

How to Record from Philo TV

With new and incredible services online offering the opportunity to binge-watch some new and groundbreaking movies and exclusive series, it’s great to know that it’s still possible to watch some of our very favorite channels online, without limits. With cable packages offering endless bundles of channels that you would never watch, and at prices seriously run amok, it’s no wonder that more and more people are making the switch to watching some of their favorite channels online. With Philo TV, you get all of your favorite entertainment and lifestyle channels, for a pretty great price, and not only that, there are a bunch of other perks that it comes with as well.

What’s Great About Philo TV?

Philo TV is an online subscription TV service that works from any device. Originally it worked only with Roku, but has since joined the big leagues of Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV, just to name a few. It’s a great place to stream and watch some of your favorite programs on over 58 channels (Hello, Food Network!), so you’ll always have something to fit your mood. With Philo TV, you can capture all of your binge-worthy programs, and watch them live, later or binge them all at once. Unlike network or cable TV, you don’t have to wait each week for a brand new episode!

One of the coolest things about the service? It gives you unlimited recording in-app, so you don’t have to limit yourself to only the shows you want to save. You can pretty much save any offering they have, and to make it even better, you can stream from three separate devices simultaneously. No more fights over who gets to have the remote.

With all that great stuff, it can’t go wrong, can it? Well, that depends. While it’s great to have in-app recording, it’s not really unlimited. You can record anything, but the recordings only last for a maximum of 30 days. That means you can carefully curate your absolute favorite shows, and create the ultimate playlist, only to lose everything after a month.

But what if you want to keep them longer? Replay Media Catcher has you covered. You can stream any of your favorite shows online, and save them, no matter what, so no matter how much time passes, you’ll never miss a thing.

How do you do it? Replay Media Catcher makes it so easy!

How to Record from Philo TV

You don’t have to miss a single show from Philo TV with Replay Media Catcher. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

Step 1:

Open Replay Media Catcher for Windows or Mac.

Step 2:

Select “Auto Monitoring” to turn on.

Step 3:

Log in to your Philo TV account. Next, find the show that you want to save and start playing it. Once it begins, Replay Media Catcher will download it in a matter of seconds!

Check out the video to learn more!

Replay Media Catcher makes it so easy to create your perfect playlist with all your favorite shows from PhiloTV! Not sure how to get started? We’ve got you covered… Check out our User Guide for Windows or Mac, or reach out to our support team to get you started!