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RealPlayer Cloud is now fully available for Windows 8

by Rishi Mathew on January 23, 2014

You may be getting tired of this, but we are not!! RealPlayer Cloud is now available on yet another platform. For all those who love the new Windows 8 Modern UI, we just added an app.

The RealPlayer Cloud app for Windows 8 does pretty much everything that its iOS and Android counterparts do. The great thing though is that it allows you to move or stream your videos from the “desktop” portion of your Windows 8 device to the modern part by uploading those videos to the cloud. For anybody who has had to live with the limitation of having two different operating systems within the same device that cannot talk to each other, this is a great solution.

RealPlayer Cloud on Windows 8

Please try the app on the Windows 8 devices and let us know what we can do to make it better. RealPlayer Cloud apps are already available on Windows (Classic mode), iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Chromecast and Roku.
RealPlayer Cloud Windows 8 UI






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1 Alejandro Eblen January 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm


I am writing because I have a problem trying to sign into realplayer cloud app, downloaded from my windows 8 store, I’ve suceeded loging into different devices but, it keeps poping up a message from the app that says: the user name has been deleted!

Please help me, regards.

2 RealPlayer Team January 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Apologies for the late reply to your question!

Please respond with the following information:

1. What is the make and model of your device?
2. Are you using a Windows Phone to sign in?
3. If not, please let us know the device. (Tablets, Laptops, and PCs)

The more specific you are, the better I will be able to assist you.

3 Prashanth January 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Just downloaded RealPlayer Cloud Win 8 app. I can see my tablet in PC, however i am not able to see my PC in my tablet (Videos->Device/PC ).

4 RealPlayer Team January 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Sorry you are unable to access PC videos on your device.

The sharing settings on your PC may be affecting the visibility of your videos on other devices. Please try the following steps to correct this:

1. On your PC, open Control Panel.

2. Select Network and Internet (or Network and Sharing Center) and then “View network computers and devices.”

3. At this point you may be prompted to share on a private or public network. The prompt is the sign that your PC is not enabled for sharing, which explains the inability for RealPlayer Cloud on devices to see your PC. You need to enable sharing on at least your private network. The devices will show up on your private network once the sharing is enabled.

I also recommend checking your Library and Device Sharing settings:

1. Open RealPlayer Cloud.
2. Click on the RealPlayer logo in the upper left and select Preferences.
3. Click on “Library and device sharing” from the options available on the left side.
4. You will see “Folders to share with other devices and add to PC library”. Make sure that you have added the location of the videos that you would like to see on your devices.

If you additional question, please send an email to

5 Amar January 30, 2014 at 2:11 am

Downloaded real player cloud app for windows 8.1. I dont see option to cast it to chromecast, that option is available on the same app onmy ipad but not in the app for windows 8.

advice how to cast to chromecast using real player cloud app on windows 8

6 RealPlayer Team January 31, 2014 at 1:21 am

Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

If you are using a PC or laptop, you’ll need to install the Chromecast extension through your Chrome web browser, and open in Chrome when you want to cast videos. (Chromecast does not support native Windows software, so it is not available in the desktop RealPlayer Cloud application.)
Next, make sure you are signed into the RealPlayer Cloud app on your device.

If you have the app or extension installed, and you are signed in, but you still can’t cast videos, power-cycle your Chromecast by following these steps:

1. Remove the Chromecast device from the HDMI slot.
2. Unplug the USB cable or power cable (depending on how the device is powered up).
3. Reconnect the Chromecast and try again.

If you still have any issues, please send an email to

7 Martin Nowak February 22, 2014 at 7:24 pm

When I click on Download This Video I get msg “Unable to Download” on the RealDownloader box that comes up, happens on all videos I have tried. I have IE Windows 8.1. Just trying to burn an audio CD from youtube videos.

8 RealPlayer Team February 22, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Sorry you are unable to download videos.

Try resetting your Internet Explorer and then try downloading videos. Follow this link to reset your browser:

Once done, you will also need to make sure that the RealDownloader extension is enabled in your browser by following the instructions in this article:

If you still have any additional questions, please send an email to

9 Tim February 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm

You almost had me at hello.

Windows 8 desktop – check
Microsoft Surface 2 RT – check
Windows Phone 8 – let me try that again. r-e-a-l- -p-l-a-y-e-r hmmm.. search screen comes up empty. This article says FULLY – must be something wrong with the WP8 store?

10 RealPlayer Team March 2, 2014 at 7:07 am

Sorry, we do not currently offer a RealPlayer app for any Windows Phone. I will pass along your request to our product team as they continue to expand the availability of RealPlayer Cloud for mobile devices.

11 Javier X. Centeno March 11, 2014 at 3:25 am

Soooo many bugs I cant believe this is a “stable” version instead of a “beta” !!

Can’t even connect or log in to the ‘Cloud”… My PC has win 8.1 with Media Center, had the Chromecast device, Chromecast extension, wifi at home and all that….

It “force close” on me or the pop up windows says “the webpage cannot be displayed”…. Some times says something about and I tried to open in a new tab but no luck…

Clicking on “Get Free Space” Icon does nothing….

Load too slow (My Processor is a Athlon X4 3Ghz with 16 GB RAM DDR-3 so its NOT a PC issue)…

RealCloud version

Besides the real player and the converter, all the “cloud” features are useless…. Thinking about uninstalling !!!

12 RealPlayer Team March 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Please send an email to, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

13 Santanu Sengupta March 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

hI Real Player Team,

I have been using RealPlayer Downloader for downloading Music mostly form Youtube and other sources real fast with auto pop up ” Download this video” on Wiindow Vista or Windows 7, whether on RealCloud
or Real Dowloader. It used to come under Extensions with the Browser Chrome or Mozilla.
Surprisingly I am not finding the Extensions in either Chrome or Mozilla.
How to get it organised. I am using anew PC- Lenovo Ideapad S210 version with Win 8 OS


14 RealPlayer Team March 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

To resolve this issue, simply reinstall RealPlayer (you do not need to uninstall your current version). Just visit, click the Free Download link, and follow the prompts. You should then be able to see the download plug-ins installed automatically in your browsers.

Make sure you enable them by following this link:

If you need further assistance, please send an email to

15 Frank McBride April 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Real Player Cloud has taken over my old real player, and I can’t find all the videos I have downloaded the last little while.
I am really anger since I had family videos on it.
Is there a way to get my videos back…..
…..this is crap!!!

16 RealPlayer Team April 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please follow the steps in this link to get your videos back:

If the issue still persists, please send an email to

17 Donald April 10, 2014 at 1:19 am

Is it possible to use Realplayer without creating an online account? I just want to play Audio and Video files that I already have stored on my PC. I don’t want an online account and I don’t know how to tell the software to stop asking.

18 RealPlayer Team April 12, 2014 at 8:16 am

RealPlayer Cloud is designed in such a way to pop up sign in window at the end of the installation and whenever a user tries to access Cloud feature. If you don’t want to create an account, please close the sign in window and continue using RealPlayer Cloud.

19 Steve April 14, 2014 at 4:36 am

Now that you have an app for Windows 8.1, how about something for Windows Phone? Is that in the works?

20 RealPlayer Team April 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

No. RealPlayer Cloud is available only for PC (Windows 7 and higher), Android (4.0 or higher), iOS (5 or higher), and Windows 8 Tablets at this time. We are in the process of expanding the compatibility to all available devices. Stay Tuned!

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

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