If you are living in Myanmar, you have probably heard of Pyone Play, the first Myanmar online video platform that counts more than 100,000 downloads on the Play Store.
Update January 2019: More than 500K downloads on the Play Store.
The service is totally legit, developed by Forever Group, the largest media group in the country and home of popular channels such as MRTV4 and Channel7.
You can get Pyone Play App for Android directly from the Play Store. You can also download Pyone Play apk on apkpure.com. There is also an IOS app for Pyone Play that you can download on the app store.
Finally, you can watch Pyone Play on your computer by entering www.pyoneplay.com on your web browser.
Pyone Play livestreams three channels in particular: MRTV4, Channel7 and MaharBawDi. The streaming service is sometimes victim of its success especially when the Myanmar national football team is playing live on TV.
Pyone Play is also offering the viewers to catch-up on a wide range of popular Myanmar TV shows such as MasterChef Myanmar, The Money Drop or X Factor. Unfortunately, the replay service is not giving you the possibility to download videos and watch them offline later…
… at least not out of the box but the below tutorial will detail how to do it very easily!
3 easy steps to watch Pyone Play offline on your Mac or PC
To watch Pyone Play videos offline, we are going to use an online video downloader. This piece of online software is able to detect when you stream a video, and capture the source. The good news is that you do not have to watch the complete video to start a download. Only a few seconds will enable the video downloader to find the source and initiate the complete file download.
Method with Google Chrome or Chromium-based Web Browser
If you are concerned about your privacy, you can use Brave web browser which is based on Chromium like Chrome hence compatible with all the Chrome extensions.
Once it is done, install an extension called Flash Video Downloader that you can find here.
This extension works for 99% of the video streaming services including Facebook Videos, Vimeo, Dailymotion and of course Pyone Play. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to download YouTube videos with the Chrome Extension.
Now, you should see a small icon shaped as an arrow on the right side of the address bar:
Then, go to Pyone play website, select the video you would like to download and start watching it.
You should notice the little arrow turning blue which is a good sign!
While the video is still streaming, click on the arrow. You should see two files with two different resolutions. The higher the resolution, the bigger the file but the better the video quality as well. Pyone Play is not yet available in 4K.
Click “Start” to download your show. Now, you can stop the video streaming and wait for your download to be completed.
That is it! Just repeat the process for all the videos you wish to watch offline. When you are done, you can turn off Internet and enjoy your shows using your favorite media player!
The downloaded videos will be saved in MP4 or AVI. If you don’t have a media player to watch your offline videos on your laptop, we highly recommend VLC, a free and open source multimedia player for Mac and for Windows.
3 easy steps to watch Pyone Play offline on your Android smartphone
First, go on Google Play Store and download the following application: All Video Downloader
Install All Video Downloader and open it. You should see a browser with the URL bar.
Type www.pyoneplay.com on the URL bar
Browse to the video you are interested to watch offline
Launch the video and watch the small arrow on the bottom right, it should turn RED.
Click on the red arrow and select the video resolution. The higher the resolution, the bigger the file but the better the quality as well.
Go to the download tab and wait till your file is downloaded.
Method with Firefox Web Browser
The same exact method works with Firefox. You can simply download the Firefox extension here.
Currently supported video streaming services on Firefox:
That is it! Your favorite show is now available on your phone and you can watch it offline using any video player.
Herbert is a nom de plume.
I am an experienced telecom professional blogging about the fastest growing Internet market in the world: Myanmar.