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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.

Where to Watch and How to Record the Master’s Golf Tournament [2019 Version]

Today is the day the 83rd 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. Does Tiger Woods have a shot at making it to one of the top spots this year? Can Patrick Reed keep the green jacket he won last year? Will this be the year that Rory McIlroy finally swings 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:

(Updated from April 9, 2015 post)

New Year’s Eve 2018: Where to Live Stream the NYC Ball Drop

Every year on December 31st, the eyes of the whole world turn their gaze to Times Square in New York City for the iconic Ball Drop. More than a celebration of the coming of a brand new year, it’s a 100+ year global tradition that marks the coming together of people from all walks of life.

This year, you can live stream the whole event from multiple sources online, including:

TimesSquareNYC.org
NewYearsEve.nyc
TimesSquareBall.net

You can also watch the NYE 2018 ball drop live stream right here once it’s live:

Be sure to use Replay Media Catcher to save every minute of the New Year’s Eve magic, recording the live streaming music performances, interviews, and of course the Ball Drop, in a super high-quality video!

Get Replay Media Catcher today to download and save the NYE 2018 ball drop at Times’ Square!

 

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Live Streaming on Twitch: How to Record Any Awesome Game Online

Twitch.tv (Twitch) is one of the most widely popular, most-accessed video streaming platforms around the world today. With 2.1 million users broadcasting and 241 billion minutes of live streamed events, most users are focused on video game videos, live gaming competition broadcasts and other video shows.

Want to watch your favorite gamers show off their skills on Twitch, but either don’t have a lot of time to catch them live or want to enjoy them internet-free? Replay Video Capture is the only way to create high quality recordings from live streaming Twitch videos, making it easy to watch expert gamers anywhere, anytime and on any device — totally ad-free.

How to Record From Twitch

Recording your favorite Twitch live streams is easy! Once you have the media recording software installed, there’s no set up to get started – all it takes is three super simple steps:

1. Launch Replay Video Capture 

Open Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC on your desktop or laptop computer.

2. Open Twitch Live Stream

Head for the live streaming Twitch broadcast you want to record via your browser.

3. Start Recording

Replay Video Capture will automatically locate the Twitch window in your browser – just hit Record to start capturing.

Just like that, your Twitch live streams will be captured and saved! Unlike any other screen recording program, Replay Video Capture is designed for the highest quality video output possible, and has recording capabilities up to 100 frames per second. It’s the most powerful way to legally record ANY live streaming gameplay from Twitch.

Watch the video below to see how simple it is to record from Twitch:

Using a PC? You can also try Replay Media Catcher to track Twitch streams, so you can automatically monitor your favorite gamers and never miss another important broadcast again.


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FIFA Club World Cup: Where to Watch & Record

Soccer fans, rejoice! The FIFA Club World Cup championship is taking place this December 8-18, hosted in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. Pitting six continental club football champions against each other in a 10-day international event, it’s a true representation of the far-reaching effect of the game.

Here are the teams that have qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup 2016 tournament:

  • Auckland City of New Zealand (OFC Champions League)
  • Club América of Mexico (CONCACAF Champions League)
  • Real Madrid of Spain (UEFA Champions League)
  • Atlético Nacional of Colombia (Copa Libertadores)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa (AFC Champions League)
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea (CAF Champions League)
  • Kashima Antlers of Japan (AFC Hosts)

Where to Watch FIFA Club World Cup Online

As of now, Fox Sports GO is the only option for live streaming the FIFA magic without a TV. Before checking in, make sure you’re armed with the latest Replay Video Capture for Mac or PC to record every match.

No matter your hectic schedule this year, Replay Video Capture is there to capture any FIFA Club World Cup streaming online and turn it into a high quality video movie file for you to relive at any time! Make personal copies of your favorite FIFA games live streaming on Fox Sports Go and keep them forever, in whatever format you want, to watch again and again.

FIFA Club World Cup Schedule

Check out the complete FIFA Club World Cup match schedule for both hosting cities below.

Image via: FIFA.com


Replay Video Capture is the ONLY software out there that can legally record high quality videos of every live streaming FIFA Club World Cup match — be sure to snag it before the games begin!

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Don’t Miss March Madness 2016: How to Watch

March Madness is in its final week; we might actually be going mad from anticipation and adrenaline. And, in case you missed the memo, you can live stream every tournament broadcast live on CBSSports.com with no registration required.

Combine your live stream access with Replay Video Capture’s powerful capabilities and you get production quality recordings of every remaining game! In fact, it’s the only software on the market that can record streaming video perfectly while being 100% legal to use.

Don’t miss a minute of the championships this year — capture it all seamlessly with Replay Video Capture for Mac or PC!

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How to Watch & Record 2016 March Madness Online

Get ready, folks – this championship’s going to be intense.

College basketball’s golden child, March Madness, has almost arrived. All of the madness is set to begin next week, following Selection Sunday (March 13, 2016 @ 5:30 P.M. ET) to determine which teams have made the cut.

You can check out the first of the conference tournaments below, and view the full March Madness schedule here.

(Image via CBS Sports)

 

Along with your standard viewing options and newly-introduced access points, fans can catch every tournament broadcast live on CBSSports.com (no registration required). And, with the CBS Sports March Madness live stream, you can use Replay Video Capture to record every pass and slam dunk!

(GIF via screengrabber.deadspin.com)

 

With Replay Video Capture, March Madness fans can make production quality video recordings of every tournament game – it’s the only software out there that can expertly record streaming video with perfect quality, and doesn’t circumvent any copy protection technology, making it 100% legal to use.

 

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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 Most Exciting Live Streaming Events for 2016

If you’re anything like us, January brings excitement for the upcoming bustle of live events that we’ve been tuning into for years. Beyond the obvious excitement that settles in, it brings about feelings of nostalgia, community and tradition.

As global celebrations, major sporting events and award shows — like the Golden Globes this past weekend — have begun their shift into the digital age and adapt to current needs, more and more of these renowned live experiences are supporting online streaming formats.

With today’s streaming services, combined with the recording power of Applian software, you can get ahead of every one of these major live events happening in 2016 and capture them forever!

Super Bowl 50

When: FEBRUARY 7 // 3:25 PST & 6:25 EST

Get ready for all the grabs, kicks and passes you can handle. Happening in our very own Bay Area, Super Bowl 50 is going to be one to remember – and you can steam and record it all from the comfort of your couch!

Stream the Super Bowl live through NBC, and record all of the spontaneous action, half time madness, and winning touchdowns with Replay Video Capture.

February Republican & Democratic Debates

When: JANUARY 14 (Republican) // 6:00 PST & 9:00 EST and FEBRUARY 11 (Democratic) // 6:00 PST & 9:00 EST

PBS NewsHour will be producing, broadcasting and streaming the upcoming Democratic debate, live from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and hosted by PBS’ own Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Before the Democrats have their fun, however, FOX Business Network is set to live stream the Republican Debate this week on January 14. Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo will be moderating this debate live from the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.

No matter whose side you’re on, you can use Replay Video Capture to record the entire event directly from the PBS live stream.

88th Academy Awards (Oscars)

When: FEBRUARY 28 // 5:30 PST & 8:30 EST

We’re always surprised by the amount of talent that is recognized and reflected upon during the Academy Awards. Stay tuned for all of the noteworthy nominees announced this week, then be sure to download Replay Video Capture to watch and record the whole live ceremony from your own computer!

NCAA March Madness

When: MARCH 15 – APRIL 4

A tradition rooted in, well… madness, March Madness is one of the most adrenaline-packed ongoing events in all of basketball. Lucky for those NCAA subscribers, every game will be live streamed online! And, if you’re using a TV provider partnered with the NCAA for March Madness, you can view and record it all with Replay Video Capture.

2016 Summer Olympics

When: AUGUST 5 – 21

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect backdrop to our upcoming Olympics! We can’t wait for all of the diving, boxing, canoeing, and gymnastics action – and NBC Sports will be streaming all the action online! Check out the full Summer Olympics 2016 live stream schedule here before the action begins and get ready to record with Replay Video Capture.

Download the best Applian software today to record all of the most exciting live events happening in 2016.

6 Recordable Podcasts to Expand Your Mind

Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.

We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.

Master of Memory

What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.


Use Replay Radio to capture Master of Memory from iTunes or the website.

Philosophize This!

Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.

Use Replay Radio to capture Philosophize This! from iTunes or Stitcher.

TED Talks

Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.

Use Replay Radio to capture TED Talks from iTunes or the NPR website.

The Smarter Artist

Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Smarter Artist from iTunes or the Sterling & Stone website.

Song Exploder

Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.

Use Replay Radio to capture Song Exploder from iTunes or the website.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.


Use Replay Radio to capture The Infinite Monkey Cage from iTunes or from BBC Radio 4.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!