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Streaming sites like Hulu and Netflix often offer shows and movies for a limited time only. Once you record a video with PlayLater, it is downloaded to your PC so you can watch whenever you want.
PlayLater recordings are downloaded to your devices so you can watch recorded videos without being online. No more paying for internet access on flights or interrupted streaming!
Easily transfer your PlayLater recordings to your mobile device or tablet. No more putting up with slow streaming. Great for traveling in cars, trains, airplanes, hovercrafts, you name it.
Some websites restrict what you can watch when you're traveling outside the U.S. With PlayLater, you can watch recorded shows and movies anywhere, no matter your GPS coordinate.

System minimum requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Ample free storage for recordings. Estimate 1GB/hour of recorded video.

Download movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu and more. Watch anytime, anywhere.

PlayLater is the first DVR for online video. Record your favorite online TV shows, movies, live sports and more! You'll be able to download from streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and more, then watch them when you want on your PC or on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone. Gone are the days of paying for shows and movies from iTunes — just record it and watch it when and where you want!

PlayLater is groundbreaking new technology that gives you the freedom to record your favorite online videos and enjoy them on your schedule, even if you aren't connected to the internet. It's even better than your cable DVR. Not only can you watch whenever you want, but you can move it to your mobile device and watch wherever you want. Now, you can even record in HD.

PlayLater Factoids

What kind of videos can I record?
All of the video channels listed here are readily available for PlayLater customers — including Hulu, Hulu Plus*, Netflix*, HBO Go*, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Comedy Central, Food Network, Amazon VOD, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Disney, Nick, Nick Jr. and many more. Additionally, you can easily expand your available video selections by adding plugin channels, giving you an amazing array of content to enjoy.

(*Additional subscription fees required with content provider)
How do I put the video on my mobile device or tablet?
It's easy. Right now we support PlayLater on most mobile devices. If you have an Apple iOS device, just download the PlayLater Player from the iTunes App Store to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Android users, just follow the instructions below to see how to watch your PlayLater recordings on your Android device.

» Apple iOS users: click here to see detailed instructions on how to move your videos to your iOS device.
» Android users: click here to see detailed instructions on how to move your videos to your Android device.
Is PlayLater legal?
Yes. PlayLater is technology designed to let individuals watch legal online content whenever and wherever they like. Just like the broadcast DVR and the VCR before it, PlayLater is designed for personal use and convenience.

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How to move videos to your Android devices & other mobile devices

If you have an Android device, you can move your MPEG-4(.mp4) files over to the device for use with any video player app that supports MPEG-4. MPEG-4 is officially supported on Android, so any Android device should be able to play these videos with the native video player app.

To move files to your Android device, follow the steps below. Note that there are numerous apps that will enable you to transfer files in different ways, but these steps are universal.

  1. Connect your device to your PC with a USB cable
  2. Put the device into USB storage mode
  3. Look for the new external disk under My Computer in Windows
  4. Move your PlayLater .mp4 recordings to the Android device1
  5. Eject the Android device like you would any other USB storage device2
  6. Disconnect the USB cable

You should now be able to launch the video player app of your choice and find the .mp4 files on your device.

To delete the videos, you can follow the same steps (as described above) to connect your device to your PC and delete the files. You should also be able to use a file manager app, if you have one installed on the device.

1The default location is \Videos\PlayLater (unless you have changed it).
2You may need to exit USB storage mode by tapping the option in the Android notification window shade.

As with all of our products, we offer free technical support. If you need any help please email

PlayLater Player Help

Thanks for checking out the PlayLater Player. Below are some simple tips on how to use the player. 

How to move videos to your iOS device.

Make sure you have the PlayLater Player installed on your iPhone or iPad. If you don't yet you can get it in the App Store

Once you have the app installed, connect your iOS device to your home's WiFi network and launch the app. Launching the app will automatically pair your device with the PlayLater installation on your PC. This will make it possible for your device to play the videos you have recorded with your PlayLater license. The last thing you need to do is transfer some videos to your device. For this, you will need to connect your device to iTunes.

  1. Launch iTunes
  2. Connect your device with the dock cable or iTunes WiFi Sync1
  3. Select your device from the Devices section on the left-hand side of iTunes
  4. Open the Apps tab along the top of the screen
  5. Find the File Sharing section at the bottom of the Apps page
  6. Select PlayLater under the Apps section
  7. Use the Add... button to transfer some of your recordings2

1 WiFi sync will take much longer than a USB connection, especially when transferring large files.
2 The default location is \Videos\PlayLater (unless you have changed it).

Once your device has finished syncing, your video(s) will be on your device and available through the PlayLater app. You can use these same steps to copy PlayLater .mp4 files to your iOS device for use with a different video player app that supports MPEG-4.

MPEG-4 (.mp4) Files
You can use the same steps as described above to copy PlayLater .mp4 files from your PC to your iOS device for use with a different video player app that supports MPEG-4.

How to remove videos from your iOS device

  1. Launch PlayLater Player on your iOS device.
  2. Click on My Recordings
  3. Click the wrench icon in the upper right hand corner. 
  4. Check the box next to the titles you'd like to remove.
  5. Click the trash can icon on the bottom right.

As with all of our products, we offer free technical support. If you need any help please email