We want your Gigantic plays!

Play Gigantic and Win Stuff

Starting today, July 20th, 2017 until August 10th, tag your best Gigantic game clips using #GiganticTopPlays for a chance to win some incredibly cool prizes.

To enter:

  1. Download Plays.tv (if you haven’t already) :D
  2. Play Gigantic on Arc, Windows 10, or Steam
  3. Clip an amazing play and use #GiganticTopPlays
  4. Enjoy Gigantic!

Click here for more info on the prizes and all things Gigantic!

Want to get your hands on a Founder’s copy of the game? Enter here for a chance at a special Founder’s game key.

 

Update: Download your videos, edit video titles and save the date

Improvements:

Reliving old memories is now easier. You can go to any video you’ve uploaded to Plays.tv and download it locally.

Download videos and edit titles of videos

We’ve also added the ability to edit your video titles. Just look for the pencil icon next to the title.

Bug Fixes:

  • You will now only see a desktop notification for your “First Video!” once… for uploading your first video.

Announcement:

Save The Internet With Plays.tv

On July 12, join Plays.tv in the fight to save the internet. Learn more here.

Getting Started with Plays.tv

Now that you’ve installed Plays.tv, you’re ready to start recording your favorite games!
If you want to customize your Plays.tv settings, we’ve created this handy quick start guide for you.

Whether it’s changing your recording settings, editing your auto-manage space prefences, or tweaking your audio configurations, we’re here to help!

To get started, you can access your preferences by clicking the gear icon located here:

In this guide, we’ll highlight a few key preferences that will help you get the most out of Plays.tv. Let’s start with video:

VIDEO 

The first section you’ll see is video preferences. You can enable manual recording and set your bookmark hotkey here. You can also set your recording quality to fit your needs:

IN-GAME OVERLAY

Let’s talk about the in-game overlay. You can choose to enable your in-game overlay or change the position of the overlay. Here’s what the in-game overlay looks like:

You can configure your overlay to display the elapsed recording time or show hotkeys (such as your bookmark key).

AUDIO

Managing your audio settings is a breeze. You can change the volume of the audio recorded, or mute the audio entirely.

If you want to enable your microphone, simply check the “Record Microphone” box and adjust the volume to your liking.

 

AUTO-MANAGE SPACE

You’ll never have to worry about running out of space for your recordings with our auto-manage space feature. You can find this setting in the advanced tab of your preferences.
You can change how much space on your drive you’d like to reserve for raw Plays.tv videos. If you record over that amount, Plays.tv will automatically remove older raw footage.

 

CLIENT

Want to make sure that Plays.tv is ready to go when you’re ready to play?
Make sure that your Plays.tv client starts when Windows starts.

You can also manage your desktop notification settings here in the “desktop growls” section.

That concludes our start-up guide. Now, get out there and start playing!

Update: More LoL-inspired stickers for your videos

We have 12 new League of Legends themed stickers for you! Check them out:

Poros Moustache    Dunked   Tibbers Poros Heart

These new additions join a family of unique League of Legends styled stickers that you can use to personalize your videos. Don’t forget you can also use special League of Legends emojis to react to your favorite videos as well!

If you want to learn more about the artist, Helmi Kinnunen (@Nemulaattori), check out our spotlight on the emojis here.

Client Update, Overwatch Giveaway, and More

New Plays.tv Client Release

 

There’s a new version of the Plays.tv client available. The major changes are

  • Fixed a problem where some users were unable to upload videos
  • Added a preference to customize a watermark on your videos. You can remove it, move it around, and include your username.

WIN an Overwatch Prize Pack

Overwatch Contest

We’re standing on the Payload and we want to give some away! We’ve got some amazing Overwatch swag and Battle.net cards to giveaway. Enter for your chance to win here.

Don’t miss out on another contest! Follow our social channels to keep up-to-date with all Plays.tv news and giveaways. For updates on the contest and to see featured clips from Plays.tv, follow us:

FACEIT Partnership

We announced a FACEIT Partnership a few months ago. FACEIT is the leading platform for online PVP competitions in PVP multiplayer games.

 

Thanks for using Plays.tv!

Watermark Update: 5/10/2017

Update 5/10/2017

You can remove the watermark from your videos. Just go to preferences in the Plays.tv client.

Watermark Removal

If you disable watermarks, new videos you record will not have the watermark. We are unable to update old videos that have already been recorded.

Thanks for letting us know how important this issue is to you.

Update 5/5/2017

In our next release, you will have the option to remove the water mark completely through preferences in the client. We want you to know we’ve heard your feedback and trying to make these changes as quickly as possible. Here is more history for you:

Two days ago, we released a new version of the Plays.tv client.  Part of that release included adding watermarks to your Plays.tv videos when you upload. We got a lot of feedback and we want you to know we are listening and reacting as quickly as we can.

Why did we add the watermark?

  • We saw thousands of examples of Plays.tv content shared on other platforms ( Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, etc ) without the creators’ permission
  • In many cases our users let us know about Plays.tv clips being used on other sites with no link to the source
  • Including our brand helps us spread the word. It lets people know they can create and see more clips just like the one they watched.

We learned a lot from this release and your feedback.

  • The watermark was too big.  When we saw it live, it was clear to us we could make it smaller.  The new version addresses that.
  • The username takes up too much space.  We included it thinking our users would like the attribution.  You’ve told us you prefer it to not be there and we removed it.
  • The watermark stood out too much.  We’ve toned down the opacity significantly.

If you want to get in touch feel free to contact us using one of the methods below:

Support: PlaysTV Support
Twitter: @OfficialPlaysTV
Facebook: OfficialPlays.TV
Discord: Plays.tv Discord Server

Thanks for using Plays.tv