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Happy Birthday to RealPlayer Cloud! RealPlayer Cloud is celebrating its first full year out! It’s been an awesome experience watching the app grow, and we can’t believe it’s already our first birthday. Of course, none of it would be possible without our loyal users – whether you upgraded to the Cloud from our old RealPlayer . . .

RealPlayer Cloud’s 1st Birthday


We would like to welcome Mac users on board with our first native RealPlayer Cloud desktop application for Mac. You can now take advantage of the program’s many features across almost any device you own. Read on to see four highlights of what RealPlayer Cloud for Mac can do.   1. Manage your RealPlayer Cloud account . . .

RealPlayer Cloud for Mac


If you are someone who likes to take videos on your phone, you will eventually reach a point where you’d like to get them off of that small screen and on to your computer or other devices. RealPlayer Cloud makes this potentially tedious task easier than ever with the ability to move your videos directly . . .

wirelessly transfering videos from a mobile device to a Mac or PC


Today, capturing family videos can be done easily and quickly with the phone in our pocket. That hasn’t always been the case. There was a time when wedding videos, family home videos, and school performances were recorded using video cameras and then saved on VHS tapes. Whether you have a stack of VHS tapes that . . .

how to convert family videos on VHS to DVD


Many TVs on the market today call themselves ‘smart’ – but for the most part, their features are generally not that great. From sluggish systems to limited functionality and apps, what you get out of the box (if anything) is not great. This is where media streaming boxes and dongles come in. They can transform . . .

streaming video to your TV


  The Early Days of the Internet Before Web 3.0 and 2.0 there was simply the World Wide Web. When our CEO & Founder, Rob Glaser, left his post as a Microsoft executive to launch his startup, Progressive Networks, websites were mostly static and text was about all you could use without lengthy downloads over . . .

Rob Glaser on the History of Streaming Media


We are excited to announce that RealPlayer Cloud recently won the 2014 User’s Choice Tabby Award in the Photos, Video & Music category. The Tabby Awards is the global awards program that recognizes the very best iPad, Android and Windows tablet apps. The Users’ Choice winner is selected by public vote. App users and gamers . . .

our Tabby Award!


Move over iPhone –  Amazon’s first smartphone blazes into stores today. Aptly named Fire,  this smartphone is added to Amazon’s themed-device suite which includes the Kindle and Fire TV. The Fire phone offers users direct access to the widespread library of Amazon-offered content: videos, books, music and apps. Amazon has also built in functionality with real . . .

Fire Phone and RealPlayer Cloud


Happy Mother’s Day! We’re offering a 20% savings on annual RealPlayer Cloud silver subscriptions this weekend so you can keep your cherished family videos safe and secure.  You get 25 GB of storage space for just $39.99! In addition to keeping your videos safe, RealPlayer Cloud is a great way to entertain your family: download . . .

about our Mother’s Day Offer


Heartbleed Bug Update

by RealPlayer on April 15, 2014

Our security team has worked to address the Heartbleed bug and we want to inform everyone that all RealNetworks services are now secure. We’ve patched all of our public-facing systems running OpenSSL, and also re-keyed and re-issued SSL certificates for all RealNetworks domains and services. As a reminder, it’s always good to regularly change your . . .

the Heartbleed Bug.