As we come towards the end of the year, we often look back on all of the fantastic music, movies and series released over the last 12 months — but it’s also worth thinking about how we listened to or watched this content.
The ship has long sailed on the days of renting a VHS or buying a new CD. In this modern world life is but astream — and to guarantee merriment you’ve got to make sure you hop on the right boat.
Lately, more than ever, a large majority of the global workforce has transitioned into a work-from-home environment. Love it or hate it, the fact is that many of us will be working from home for the near-term future. That doesn’t mean however, that you can’t find ways to fill your schedule while you’re there.
In fact, many of your favorite streaming services are offering up some of their best content yet. And lucky for you, we’re here to get you up to speed on some of the hottest movies, shows and music streaming online right now, so that you can jump into those coveted heated conversations with friends over Zoom (Did Carole actually do it, after all?). What’s more, with Replay Capture Suite, you can capture all of your favorites to watch later, so that you don’t have to waste precious bandwidth when it matters most.
Here we’ve rounded up the number one most-watched movies, series and music on our favorite streaming services to help you kickstart your #stayathome playlist. With these and more, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied while you stay at home.
What’s at the top of everyone’s “Must-See/Listen” lists these days?
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Netflix never fails when it comes to bringing you the hottest new releases: from the return of your favorite series, to the long-awaited releases of the most anticipated (and sometimes Oscar-worthy) movies. Make sure you can capture them all. What’s in the number one spot?
Don’t miss the chance to tune in to some of the best and most hard-to-find movies and series Amazon Prime Video has to offer! Curious to know what’s on the menu these days? Check out the latest titles, and capture the ones that catch your eye so that you can enjoy them whenever, and from whichever device! Curious what’s at the top of the list?
Sometimes the best remedy for a stressful day is curling up with your favorite feel-good classics — For that, Disney+ has you covered! Not only do you have access to your old Disney favorites, you also have the chance to capture selected titles from Pixar, National Geographic, and the whole Star Wars universe. What’s everyone watching?
Music has the power to transport us to wherever we want to go. With seemingly unlimited selection, you can find the right track to suit your mood and activity of the day! And when you don’t quite know which track to play next, you can rely on the Spotify algorithm to suggest something that you’ll likely jive with.
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It’s spring cleaning time for all of us, and Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon by updating its roster of offerings, just in time for the warmer months. While we’ll need to say goodbye to some notable TV shows and movies, we can also pull out the elcome mat to some highly anticipated offerings like Silver Linings Playbook, Goodfellas, Anna Karenina, The Shawshank Redemption and many more!
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As we say goodbye to this impressive list of TV shows and movies, it’s time to queue up the microwave popcorn and capture these soon-to-be offerings on Netflix.
A mob crime classic directed by Martin Scorsese in the early 1990’s, GoodFellas is an adaptation of the 1985 non-fiction book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The movie depicts the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. Don’t miss Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the gangster genre.
Elite is a racy Spanish teen show that has captured audiences from all over the globe. The series follows three underprivileged pupils who join Las Encinas, a private school attended by the children of the privileged and wealthy, when a murder takes place. The mystery of who killed Marina (María Pedraza) begins to unfold, as well as the events leading up to her death.
Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy-drama film, adapted from Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel “The Silver Linings Playbook”. Former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents after losing his job, and being released from a mental institution. Wanting to rebuild his life and reconcile with his ex-wife, things get a little complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). She offers to help him reconnect with his wife, but only if he will do something very important for her in exchange.
“Self Made” stars Academy Award Winner, Octavia Spencer, in the untold, true story of black hair care pioneer and entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker. The series highlights how she overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, rivalries and personal betrayals, tumultuous marriages and family issues to eventually become America’s first black, self-made female millionaire. The movie was inspired by “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker”, written by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter.
“Unorthodox” is the story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who leaves her arranged marriage and religious community in New York to start a new life abroad in Berlin. However, just as she begins to find her own way, on the road to a new life, the past begins to catch up with her. The series was inspired by Deborah Feldman’s New York Times Bestselling book, and it stars Shira Haas, Jeff Wilbusch, and Amit Rahav.
We’ve rounded up quite the selection of TV shows and movies for you to check out this month. Before you do that though, you’ll want to capture those that are leaving the streaming service so that you don’t miss out! With Replay Video Capture, you can bet you’ll be able to watch and capture all your favorites.
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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.
And if you want to get your holiday groove on? Look no further than Spotify to hear all of those jingles and jams.
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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!
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…
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?
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sometimes the truth can be more frightening than fiction.
If you’ve seen enough scary movies, it can sometimes be easy to forget that some of the scariest, most fascinating stories aren’t made for the movies… They actually take place in real life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch them. In fact, there are a lot of documentaries and series out there that tell the stories of true crimes so unimaginable, you would have to see them to believe them.
Online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer up their fair share of creepy content; from the most unsettling and disturbing creature features of neglect, to some of the most vile acts of the human psyche. If you are a true crime connoisseur, then you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to capture the most shocking documentaries and series to watch again and dissect with friends.
To usher in what’s arguably the creepiest month of the year, we’ve collected some of the scariest documentaries and series streaming online now. Whether you’re up for true crime documentaries that defy belief, or just downright skin-crawling cases that will keep you up at night, we’ve put together the perfect list of creepy documentaries that will make you shiver… And not just from the colder weather that’s rapidly approaching.
Some of our most frightening picks that are streaming online now?
When children in the English city of Manchester started disappearing in the mid-1960s, hardly anyone could believe that couple Ian Brady and Myrna Hindly could be behind such acts of depravity. When residents began to learn the fate of the missing children and teens, the whole country was held captive of their own disbelief. In a dramatized documentary that is sure to shock you, the events are retold in shocking detail. Not to be missed.
In this uber-popular series from Netflix, this documentary follows the as yet unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a popular nun and teacher at Archbishop Keough Catholic school. As if the crime wasn’t horrifying enough, the speculation behind Sister Cathy’s murder will shock you. She may have been a target for the ultimate sinister motive: She was on the verge of exposing a possible sex-crime ring within the Catholic church. A must-watch selection that will have you questioning everything you believe in.
In a series that has you second-guessing if such occurrences could happen in real life (Yes, they can), “Evil Genius” recounts the bizarre events that began with a pizza delivery man holding up a bank, eventually leading to him exploding in police custody as a collar bomb detonates, leaving investigators searching for answers. A grisly crime that should be enough to create its own series is only the beginning here. What looked initially like a bank heist gone wrong suddenly takes twists and turns as the plot thickens and involves more and more complex suspects. Was he a criminal or actually a hostage? Make sure to check out this limited series with an explosive payoff as the real mastermind is revealed.
From our earliest fears of The BoogeyMan, we are often calmed by the assurance that he doesn’t actually exist. But what if it turns out that those fears are absolutely true? In this documentary, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio go back to their hometown to investigate the mysteries surrounding the most notorious urban legend of their youth — only to discover that the torturer and murderer of local children really was just as frighteningly real as they had always suspected.
In a documentary that isn’t as much about crime as it is a macabre nightmarescape, this made the list because it is guaranteed to keep you up at night. Legendary documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ventures into rat-infested areas around the world, investigating the horrifying origins of infestations as well as the dubious practices employed to rid the heaving swarms of vermin by any means necessary. In what has been called a “documentary horror film”, this isn’t for the faint of heart.
Because no one can really get enough of urban legends, this creepy doc takes a look at some of the childhood tales of terror we’ve become so familiar with and examines their origins — some of which might completely shock you. Get ready to have your childhood beliefs turned upside down, in the creepiest possible ways.
The story of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity recently, and with good reason… It is nearly impossible for most of us to consider how the mind of a serial killer works, especially when the grisliest acts imaginable come from where you least suspect them. This docu-series takes us even deeper into the mind and motivations of Ted Bundy by offering up footage of interviews with the people in Bundy’s life who knew him best, including the killer himself.
In the beginning, don’t all of our motivations come from a good place? When modern guru Bhagvan Shree sets up a colony for his followers in rural Oregon, his original aim was to build a community of worship. As with all our best laid plans, when the colony found themselves facing persecution from the local community, efforts to protect the colony descend into cult-like chaos at a national level. In a truly wild documentary, this insanely popular series takes you on the mind-bending ride of a lifetime. You won’t want to miss a single second.
As the weather gets colder and the nights start to creep in a little earlier, there’s no better way to freak yourself out than by binge-watching some of the best true crime documentaries and series online now. Thanks to Replay Video Capture, you can record and save the ones you want to rewatch to your heart’s content. Grab a blanket to hide under, get Replay Video Capture, or the latest update if you haven’t already, and get ready to lose a few night’s sleep. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Netflix has built a pretty great reputation for putting out quality shows, and hosting a wide range of content that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s also just as famous for cycling out fan favorites, in order to make room for new hits in their catalog. So what’s a viewer to do? By now, you know it’s pretty key to always record your Netflix faves so that you can watch them over and over, or even just watch them on your own time!
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular movies and shows that are leaving Netflix this summer. With Replay Video Capture in your toolkit, you can keep all your favorites, without worrying about losing them forever. Even if watching Christmas movies in July is your thing, Replay Video Capture has you in good hands.
What are some of the movies that are making their exit from Netflix this summer? Take a look at our list, make sure to save your favorites!
Just in time for wedding season, this summer smash hit is loaded with some of your favorite comic giants. Before Bradley Cooper’s turn in “A Star is Born”, he was Luke Wilson’s douchey rival in this comedy classic for the ages. Vince Vaughn and Wilson are a hilarious duo that make a tradition of crashing weddings to have fun, meet women, and generally have a smashing great time. Their epic season takes a turn as they come face-to-face with Crashers Rule #22: “You have a wedding and a reception to seal the deal. Period. No overtime.” Will they uphold their reputation as the heart of the party? Or will they follow their hearts?
In this multi-sequelled sci-fi hit, a cyborg assassin from the year 2029 is sent back to 1984 to kill the woman whose son will become the future savior of mankind. Humankind’s ultimate enemy? The cyborgs. In an effort to stop the assassination, soldier Kyle Reece is sent back in time to pursue the cyborg, and carry out one mission: Save Sarah Connor, by any means necessary. Catch this classic that spawned the epic quote “I’ll be back”, and launched Arnold Schwarzenegger into superstardom.
In this magical and highly awarded film, director Alfonso Cuarón takes us into the world of Ofelia, a young girl living through the Spanish Civil War. Her life is uprooted after the death of her father, and her mother’s subsequent marriage to a cruel military officer. The film manages to cross over between the mysterious creatures of the labyrinth and the practical world in which she lives. The result is a visually stunning and enthralling movie that everyone will love.
This mind-bender has become a modern classic for its use of special effects and its epic and allegorical story. In the first installment, we are introduced to Neo, a young man going through the motions of his unremarkable life, when he becomes embroiled in a mind-expanding adventure that has us all questioning the meaning of life as we know it. Capture each part of the trilogy and save it to watch for when you have time to get lost in its many layers.
No one does cool better than Paul Newman. Catch him in this classic that solidified him as an icon of American cinema. This movie introduces us to Luke, an ex-soldier who is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison. What makes this psychological prison drama a classic is Luke’s refusal to submit to an arbitrary system of power and punishment, and it asks the viewer to do the same.
If a comedy is more your thing, be sure to catch Dumb and Dumber before it’s too late. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are timeless in this hit about two friends who take on an epic road trip in pursuit of the perfect girl that Carrey’s Lloyd has his eye on. The antics they get into will stay with you, and you’ll finally understand some major pop culture references that your friends have been quoting since the beginning of time. A great comedy to watch and re-watch.
In this epic spy spoof to end all spy spoofs, Mike Myers creates and stars as the character of Austin Powers, an outrageously flamboyant British spy from the swinging 1960s. Netflix is offering two Austin Powers flicks: The International Man of Mystery, and its sequel, The Spy Who Shagged Me. Don’t miss the chance to laugh out loud as Austin takes on his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), and a whole host of spy movie tropes that unravel under Myers’ satirical looking-glass.
The only series on our list, Pretty Little Liars is the hit that launched quite a few careers. Set in a suburban Pennsylvania town, this hit show is based on the mystery surrounding the unraveling secrets of a group of friends. Once inseparable, the friends find themselves torn apart after the disappearance of the leader of their friend group. They are brought together again after they start receiving mysterious letters from “A” who seems to be out for revenge. This is a great one to record and save for binge-watching. Just make sure you can save it to your personal watchlist before it leaves Netflix for good!
Don’t wait to record your favorites… These titles are only on Netflix for a few more days, so make sure that you’ve got Replay Video Capture locked and loaded. You’ll be glad you have them all to watch when you are watching with the AC blasting this summer!
When it comes to the hottest movies, or your must-watch series, Netflix is king. It has changed the way we watch movies and our favorite shows at home, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. Our viewing habits have changed in big ways thanks to Netflix, which through it’s new releases and groundbreaking blockbusters, is making it possible to watch loads of content nearly immediately.
But it isn’t perfect. If you want to stay on top of all of the best movies and quality series, you have to act fast, or you might risk losing your favorites forever. Thankfully, with Replay Video Capture, the power is back in your hands. You can download and save your favorites at anytime, to watch anytime, thanks to the software’s powerful technology.
Looking for some reasons to download your movies from Netflix? Here are a few of our biggest:
1. Outlast Netflix’s Rotating Catalog
Probably the number one reason to always download your Netflix favorites is because of what makes Netflix great… Their endlessly rotating catalog. Netflix is great at staying current and offering the freshest releases because of their incredibly narrow catalog and it’s pretty constant rotation. When you have Replay Video Capture, you really don’t have to worry about losing those movies in your queue that you’ve been dying to watch before they leave Netflix for good.
2. Create Your Own Personal Playlist of Amazing Movies
It’s hard to think of a better reason to download movies from Netflix than building your ultimate playlist of favorite movies. While traditionally, it was common to have a collection of pretty great DVDs, now most people are building a collection of their absolute favorite videos on a playlist. It’s fast, mobile, and now it doesn’t have to take up a ton of space to have your all-time favorites at your fingertips. Capturing your favorites from Netflix has really never been easier than with Replay Video Capture.
3. Watch Your Favorites While You Travel
Nothing beats finally taking an incredible vacation. There’s the infinite possibility of exploring somewhere new, coupled with the ability to get in some quality time with that highly-anticipated movie on your Netflix queue. But beyond reaching your dream destination, there are still lots of things to think about, especially if a long journey is involved. But nothing is more disappointing than finally reaching your destination only to find out that that coveted Netflix queue is actually not available in another area! With Replay Video Capture, you can download and save your favorites so you can watch your favorites while you are traveling by air, by train, or by sea.
4. Watch Your Favorites, No Wifi Required
Netflix is one of the best platforms for getting the freshest movies and series that come out. There is a whole catalog online for you curl up with on basically any day and watch for hours on end. The only thing better? Being able to watch your favoriteswithout having to stay tethered to a Wifi connection or use up your phone’s precious data. With Replay Video Capture, you can download an unlimited amount of your favorites and watch them offline.
5. Keep Your Favorites Forever, Even After They Are Long Gone
Netflix isn’t just movies. It’s actually known for some of it’s incredible original shows. But just because you love it and want to keep watching it for years to come doesn’t mean that it will stay around. In fact, Netflix is known for cycling out obvious fan favorites in favor of bringing on new programs. It’s not a bad thing, especially if it means fresh series are on the horizon.
But if you have a favorite that gets cancelled, where does that leave you? Fortunately, with Replay Video Capture, you won’t get stuck with losing your favorite shows. Keep your favorite storylines alive for good by downloading and saving your favorites.
There’s no reason to lose track of your favorite movies and series. Netflix has a fast rotation, but you can be faster… Especially with Replay Video Capture behind you. You never have to miss a thing, and you can keep your favorites to watch over and over, no matter where you are. Ready to get started?
Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.
Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:
1. Switch to high quality
High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.
(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)
2. Stream off peak hours
This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.
3. Use your phone as a remote
Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.
4. Create multiple profiles
We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.
5. Say goodbye to buffering
Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!
(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)
6. Find the best flicks
Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.
Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.
9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts
Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:
Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
Play – Page Up key
Pause – Page Down key
Enable Full screen – F key
Disable Full screen – Esc key
Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
Mute On/Off – M key
Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar
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We love Netflix, but it isn’t a perfect streaming service. The truth is, it can’t be.
With growing competition, incomplete collections, and temporary trademarks on titles, Netflix’s shortcomings across a myriad of areas will likely hinder it from becoming the “all-powerful streaming service” we thought it might be just a few years ago. These limitations and imperfections are some of the many reasons why it’s important to record Netflix TV shows and movies with Replay Video Capture, and save them for offline viewing before they inevitably disappear.
This chart below, created by Nielsen, shows the penetration of streaming services and subscription video on demand services. Netflix leads the pack of streaming online with over 61 million subscribers and 36% of the market, but Amazon and Hulu also take close to 20%.
And, research has shown that Amazon’s popularity and market share is only growing as the company gathers more customers through their Prime service, gain more title contracts, and generate more original series.
At first glance, its impressive library of movies and shows, both original and licensed, seems never-ending. But, it does end. With only around 13,300 titles offered worldwide, Netflix’s collection is actually pretty limited in terms of selection. And, because of the ongoing rivalry between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s impossible to provide a truly complete catalog at all times and win over the entirety of the market.
Part of this narrow collection is due to the structure and process of licensing content. Netflix is frequently changing up their online offerings; the reliability of their shows and movies are completely dependent on licensing agreements made with networks and filmmakers.
According to Investopedia, these agreements could “allow Netflix to stream all seasons of [a] show in full through its online platform for one, three or five years. The licensing agreement can be renegotiated after the set time period ends, or Netflix could drop the show from its library if viewer interest is not high enough to warrant the cost.”
Essentially, Netflix can drop content on a whim. And what if that show or movie they deemed ‘not popular enough’ was your all-time favorite? Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of your favorite Netflix content, before time is up!