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Plays Beta Available Now

We’re excited to launch the Plays Beta app. It’s been in private beta for a couple months and we’re ready to have more of you give it a try.

What’s new:

  • Instant Replay: You can rewatch up to the last 90 seconds without having to leave the game.
  • Review and Analyze Gameplay: Improved zoom and speed controls, added notes, updated bookmarking and clip creation, and added new hotkeys.
  • Upgraded Recording: We’ve rebuilt recording to impact your PC even less than before.

If you have used the old Plays.tv client, you will notice some features didn’t make it into the Plays Beta. Read more about the changes in our release notes.

Let us know what you think:

  • Download the Plays Beta and try out our new features
  • We want to hear what you like, what you don’t, and what you hope to see in future versions. Submit feedback through the app or use this link.

Thanks!
The Plays Team

 

Getting Started With Plays

Top esports pros and millions of gamers use Plays to improve and win more games. The Plays app makes it easy to record, review, and share your gameplay. We made this getting started guide to help you learn how to use Plays. While it doesn’t cover every feature, you should walk away with the basics on how Plays can help you improve and win more games!

Note: This guide assumes you are using the latest version of Plays. Get it here.

Automatically records in the background

With the Plays client running, you don’t have to remember to start recording when you play a new game. Plays automatically records your gaming sessions, so it starts recording when you start a game and stops recording when you exit the game. In addition, you can set Plays to automatically run on startup. Our goal is to make Plays as easy to use and “hands free” as possible.

 

Instant Replay


Have you ever had a moment when something happened in a game and you wanted to replay it immediately? Our instant replay feature is where it’s at. With the push of a button, our instant replay overlay will pop up in your game. It’s an easy way to pinpoint what went wrong or rewatch what went right at a moment’s notice.

 

Automatic bookmarks for key events in the top games


One of the best ways to improve and win more games is to review the key moments in each game. For example, wouldn’t it be great to go back and see every time you died so you could learn from your mistakes. It can be a hassle to go through a 40 minute match to find your kills, deaths, and assists.

The good news is that Plays helps you do this automatically. For many of the top games, Plays automatically tags your kills, deaths and assists. It makes it really easy to review your matches and find opportunities to improve. And it’s always fun to go back and review that game winning headshot.

 

Add bookmarks manually with a hotkey


Automatic bookmarks are great, but there are times when you want to review a play and it might not be tagged automatically. For example, that one time when you almost died and just barely got away. You can add a bookmark at any time so it’s easy to find that moment later. Did you make a great play 5 hours and 28 minutes into a 7 hour grind? Use the hotkey and book it. You’ll see the bookmark icon in the corner to confirm this moment was saved.

 

Replay and sharing tools

Plays has many features to make it easy to review your gameplay and share it. You can slow down and speed up the replay. Add notes to part of the video. Rewind 5 seconds to see a play again. Upload the video with one click so you can share it and get feedback from others.

We hope this guide helps you get started using Plays. The top esports pros and millions of gamers use Plays to improve and win more games. Climbing the ranked ladder is never easy, but we’re here with you to make it happen. Download the Plays app and get started today!

We’re teaming up with Master Overwatch

Plays.tv loves Master Overwatch

Master Overwatch is the place to go for in-depth Overwatch stats. Be it yours, your teammates, your mentors or rivals, you can get the data you need to improve your skills.

We’ve partnered with Master Overwatch so your stats pages will populate with your Overwatch videos. Your favorite plays and statistics are now all in one place for easy analysis.

If you have your Overwatch account connected in the desktop app, your Overwatch videos can now be automatically added to your stats page on Master Overwatch. Simply connect your Plays.tv account on Master Overwatch and in your settings there, select the following:

MOW Plays.tv Connect

Don’t worry, only public videos will be instantly shared. On your profile page, you will have a link to your Master Overwatch stats. It’s an easy way to show off, as well as improve and learn.

Check out Master Overwatch here.

Our Overwatch integration is ready to assist!

Overwatch Integration

Yes, we’ve been working tirelessly to build the tools you need to take your Overwatch play to the next level. Plays.tv is the best way to replay your Overwatch matches. It will auto-bookmark all your eliminations, deaths, resurrects, and of course, Play-of-the-Game’s. See it in action:

We’ll be releasing a series of blogs on how to get the most out of it in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned!

Sneak preview of next topic: Win matches.

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.

New Preferences: Lots of changes, but we’ve got pics!

Preferences Overhaul

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

  • Manage which applications get recorded. Now you don’t have to record all your Hatoful Boyfriend sessions!
  • New status bar overlay helps you keep track of your recording time and bookmark hotkey (you can also turn it off for that minimalist look).
  • Push-to-Talk is in! Choose when people hear your lovely voice.

For more details on those additions and more, let’s dive in.

Continue reading New Preferences: Lots of changes, but we’ve got pics!

Plays.tv now integrated with FACEIT

We're teaming up with FaceIt

We’re very excited to announce a partnership between Plays.tv and FACEIT!

We love competitive gamers and communities that help them succeed. That makes Plays.tv and FACEIT perfect teammates.

There’s a lot to love about FACEIT.

It’s the place to be for online tournaments in a growing roster of competitive games. Now with Plays.tv integration, your point-of-view match highlights can show up on your FACEIT profile and match pages.

Upload videos to stand out

Here’s how you do it:

  • Link your Plays.tv and FACEIT accounts
  • Record your gameplay during FACEIT tournaments with Plays.tv
  • Upload match highlights you want to show off

That’s it. Your videos section on FACEIT will display match highlights on the match page, and player highlights on your profile page. Browse your friends and teammates best moments as well to learn and cheer together.
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