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GET OUT OF THE BOX: Why You Should Cut Your Cable Today

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Much has been said of the Golden Age of television today, and now, more than ever, more is being done to take the TV out of the box and onto your more savvy technological devices. We’ve been in this industry for a long time and there has never been a better time to unplug from TV subscriptions and go in for online media subscriptions and computer software (like us!). Here’s why:

THE CABLE COMPANY IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

It’s not difficult to notice your cable package getting more and more expensive every year. Analysts have discovered that the price of TV subscriptions have increased 32% over the last five years. At this rate, it’s already increasing faster than inflation. So, even if you’re in that steady job, you’ll need a raise every time you renew your platform to watch Judge Judy. Not to mention the Net Neutrality debacle to strangle the open playing field for Internet speed (we recommend watching this funny and honest segment by John Oliver for context) Basically, media companies are realizing that the new age of online content is happening like a tsunami and they want to tie you to the weight that is a cable package.

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MORE CONTENT FOR LESS EFFORT (AND MONEY)

There are so many great services online to find original content, television shows, and full-length movies. And, much of it involves very little heavy lifting on your end. Not only do you get to create your own “playlists” or queues of content to watch, but also you no longer get the incessant noise of near constant commercials. Here are some of our quick tips on the different sources for your “new cable”:

  • HBOGo: It’s not TV, indeed. HBO announced they are working on a subscription-only plan that doesn’t even need a cable provider, but for now, you can still access archives of award-winning television and monthly new episodes and movies online.
  • Netflix: Everyone’s favorite new media platform, Netflix has been breaking the mold with their original content and providing endless hours of syndicated TV and hundreds of great movies streaming. Additionally, they refresh their stock monthly.
  • Amazon Prime: Making news with their Golden Globe-winning “Transparent”, Amazon has been making waves in original content as well with their Instant Video subscription. Not to mention, they have a different hold on networks and studios, so they offer different options than Netflix has, and can’t get.
  • Google Chromecast: This is a pay-as-you-go service and TV plug-in device, similar to On Demand Movies (or Xbox, Apple TV, etc), wherein you pay for films you’d like to see. Many of them are recently released to theaters or just out to the public. There is also a ton of content if you synch your HULU Plus account and “cast” from there. Pretty much any computer screen can be “casted” to your television, so it makes YouTube a whole new world of entertainment.

This is just a sampling and a generalized description of the options that are open to the cord-cutters out there. Sure, some research is involved, but getting an extra $50 to $150 back in your wallet every month is definitely worth it.

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GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED

But what about live TV? With services like Pluto TV providing options for news and music channels, and more and more major networks making their primetime events streaming, for example the Super Bowl will be online for free for eleven hours (including pre and post-game coverage); it’s only fitting that the future is adapting to a whole audience of chord-cutters. In fact, geography doesn’t even matter if you integrate a VPN service to allow you to tiptoe over international restrictions to access sites like BBC.

Sure, there are now more places to find great content, but what’s the next step in storing and re-watching the media you love? Thankfully products like Replay Video Capture and our Replay Capture Suite can take all of the shows and movies you love, and keep them for “re-runs” whenever you’d like. You can also record and capture one-time streaming events or programs while you’re not around or at your computer.

 

With all of these options out there, it only makes sense to make the leap into this brave new cordless world. And, we’ll be here to guide you confidently through it!

Go Capture the Best TV Shows of 2014 with Applian

We’ve gone ahead and gathered the best streaming television online for 2014. This year especially has been a part of the much-discussed Golden Era of TV, and now you can play catch up with your Applian products to record and capture the following best parts of the silver screen off your personal computer. Make it even easier on yourself in 2015 by purchasing the Replay Capture Suite and can get all of these shows and so much more!

Marco Polo
Stream it on Netflix here and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

Just released this month, Marco Polo is the ambitious new original content series from Netflix that centers around the famed explorer. This is a must-watch for those who love period dramas, as everything from the costume to scenery is lavish and beautiful to watch. By recording it with Applian products, you can make sure to see it in it’s full glory on a bigger screen, rather than a laptop.

Hannibal
Get it on Amazon Prime here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

With the second season premiering in 2014, this graphic and suspense-filled show is exactly what a murder thriller is all about. Taking a serial approach to the well known Thomas Harris books, this creepy show has it’s own cult following with amazing actors and a plot that twists and turns through every gruesome act.  

Broad City
Stream it on Comedy Central here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

One of the new bright spots in TV comedy, the witty 20-something odd couple, who aren’t exactly likable, but hilariously fun to watch, star in Broad City and focuses on the struggling life in New York City. These two women bring friendship, awkwardness and cultural trends into an anti-glamour that’s both perfectly refreshing and pitch perfect.

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The Leftovers
Stream it on HBO Go and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

This outwardly somber drama about the cataclysmic mysterious disappearance of 140 million people is an introspective character exploration in the guise of political and religious themes. Based on the best selling book by Tom Perrotta, the series asks a deeper question of meaning and loss. Don’t worry, it is worth the unanswered questions for the sake of the beautifully written storyline and actor’s performances. 

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Stream it on Crackle here and learn how to capture with Replay Media Catcher

Every week the internet gets a little bit more of Jerry Seinfeld, which is always a good thing. This time, in crackle’s original series, we see the comedian interviewing another funny person, driving around and eventually sharing a cup ‘o Joe. Digging into their respective motivations, career stories, and always with genuine conversational humor, these short episodes are worth archiving for rainy day laughs. 

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World Cup Giveaway: Conclusion

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Well, here it is. The end. While the World Cup ended on Sunday, and Germany inevitably won the prestigious solid gold trophy, we posed our final question, and Peter put it succinctly in-line with his favorite team:

 If you won the World Cup where would you put the trophy? A Window in the Red Light District (I’m a fan of the Dutch).”

So congratulations to our final winner! We had so much fun reading your answers to these questions and happily giving away Replay Capture Suites and official FIFA jerseys. Don’t wait another four years, come back soon to read all of the fun news, informative tutorials, and other contests we have throughout the year. Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too if you’ve got something to say. We’d love to hear it.

World Cup Giveaway: FINAL WEEK

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Well, it’s the final week of our awesome World Cup contest. This weekend, it comes down to Germany or Argentina for the distinction of winner, and although it will be another four years before the next round of matches, we’re still riding out this fun giveaway. For our winner last week, we think it’s a pretty clear reason to love a soccer player:

Who has your favorite player been and why? Hulk because his name is Hulk.”

So congrats Ben R! We will be sending you the Replay Capture Suite AND your (Hulk?) jersey.

For the final installment in our World Cup giveaway, and your last chance to win the Suite AND your own FIFA World Cup jersey, we wanted to end on a high note and ask this question (because you’re all winners in our eyes):

Final World Cup Contest Question:

If you won the World Cup where would you put the trophy?

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Note: By entering this contest you’ll be signed up to receive the Applian Technologies monthly-ish newsletter. You must confirm your subscription in order to be entered to win. Don’t worry…you can unsubscribe at any time. Please look for a confirmation email from us!

World Cup Giveaway: Week 4

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While we’re all still recovering from the Team USA loss, there’s still quite a bit of exciting matches to come! We checked out our entires from last week’s contest and there were some innnnteresting entries. With that being said, we laughed out loud to Mr. Richard T:

If you got a yellow card, what would it be for? Not speaking to my girlfriend through the duration of the World Cup.

We’re pretty sure that would get you a RED card, Richard! Maybe he should give his free Replay Capture Suite AND jersey to her.

Want one yourself? Take a stab at this week’s question to win our Suite of products as well as an official FIFA World Cup jersey.

Question This Week:

Who has been your favorite player thus far and why?

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Note: By entering this contest you’ll be signed up to receive the Applian Technologies monthly-ish newsletter. You must confirm your subscription in order to be entered to win. Don’t worry…you can unsubscribe at any time. Please look for a confirmation email from us!

Red, White & Blue: Here’s a Discount For You!

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We absolutely love the 4th of July! Nothing says “freedom” and “proud to be an American” quite like community parades, family BBQs, and  beautifully loud fireworks – and capturing any video and audio your heart desires, of course! As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, all of us here at Applian would like to enjoy the holiday by giving you a special discount on our full offering of products in the Replay Capture Suite!

Starting Thursday, July 3rd until Friday, July 11th, you can get $17.76 OFF the Replay Capture Suite – just click below and enjoy your newfound recording liberty!

 

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WORLD CUP GIVEAWAY: Week 3

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We were so engrossed in World cup excitement yesterday, we totally forgot to post our next round of giveaways! But not to fear — we’ve chosen a winner from last week, Carlos P, for his pooch preparedness and his love of Argentina. Here’s how he answered last week’s question:

What’s your World Cup 2014 ritual? Prepare my dog (his name is Bruno Aurelio) with his shirt of Argentina to watch matches of our team!!! GO ARGENTINA!!!

Now Carlos gets a matching jersey from FIFA and a full Replay Capture Suite to record and download all the matches so he and Bruno can watch them anytime! Congratulations Carlos! Be sure to send us a photo of you and Bruno sporting your Argentina pride.

YOU could answer the question below to win! This week, we want to hear about your naughty side. No — not like that. On the pitch! With so many “entertaining” penalties in the last few games (ahem, biting), tell us what your creative offense would be…

Question This Week:

If you got a yellow card, what would it be for?

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Note: By entering this contest you’ll be signed up to receive the Applian Technologies monthly-ish newsletter. You must confirm your subscription in order to be entered to win. Don’t worry…you can unsubscribe at any time. Please look for a confirmation email from us!

Valentine’s Weekend Sale!

Take $20 OFF the Replay Capture Suite

Whether you’re taken, single, or otherwise, we’re here so you can skip the flowers and chocolate and get right to the good stuff. For a limited time (until the end of Monday, February 17th 2014) we are offering our Replay Capture Suite at a discounted rate.

In fact, we’re taking 20 bucks off. Yup. A whole quarter of the price is saying goodbye because we love you. So give it to someone you care about, or just treat yo’self. Get all the tools you need to capture any video or audio!

Simply enter Discount Code: VDay2014 – SUITE at checkout and get $20 off Replay Capture Suite. Xo.