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How to stream a video (and download it), the ultimate guide!

The internet is a wonderful thing, especially when it allows access to great video content, for free! Yep,  nowadays, no need to pay for expensive cable tv or video on demand subscriptions: all new TV series or movies are available in streaming on the net!

In this quick guide I will show you the ropes to learn how to watch videos in streaming, avoid the pitfalls and retrieve the video content on your PC for playback in your own time.

Step 1: Find a great streaming website

There are quite a few video streaming websites out there, here are the ones we can recommend:

For TV shows:

For movies:

NB: These websites very often change names and url,  we will try to update the list above as often as necessary, let us know if you need alternatives.

Step 2:  Be smart

The one thing to know about streaming websites, and that is true for all of them: they’re riddled with all kinds of ads. That’s the rule of the game: you want free contents, but these websites still need revenue, so they’ll annoy you with ads. Fear not, with this warning and a little practice you’ll be able to identify and close ads and quickly download only the content that you want.

Remember: don’t fall for those pop up contents. Sometimes you’ll get a pop-up just by entering the series name in the search section!

Do not sign up for anything, install any program or believe anything those deceptive ads tell you (your pc is at risk, you need to update a plugin, a virus has been detected, etc). Also be aware that some of those pop ups display “adult content”… Simply close them as they appear, and if they won’t go away, insist!

Step 3: Find the right streaming link

Let’s use for our quick guide:

It  hosts a very comprehensive catalogue of TV series , usually the episodes are available minutes after they’re aired on TV. Select the Tv series, season and episode you want to watch.

You will get a list of hosting links:

Some of these links will yield more ads than others, and some of them will have dead links. The rule here is to insist: if one link doesn’t work, pick another one! We usually get less ads with the daclips, vidzi and openload links.

You may land on “transition” pages, asking you to wait/ click on another link, so go ahead, and always be wary that they do not lead you to pages unrelated to the video itself, or to “fake” download/watching links.

And then you’ll finally land on the actual streaming page! Yay!

 Step 4: Watch or retrieve video

If you want to download the video onto your PC, this is when you need to open our free VSO Downloader. This little tool is simply amazing as it will automatically detect and download the video in seconds onto your PC.

So now you have your VSO Downloader open, you just have to press Play on the video:

One last warning: you may have a “fake” play button or yet another ad in the middle of the video. Look for the grey X icon by the side of it to close it and make the “real” play button appear.

The video might buffer a bit or take a few seconds to actually start playing, BUT the VSO Downloader has already retrieved it : you can close the video player! Yep, no more buffering!!!

The video will be downloaded in seconds and saved in the “VSO Downloader” folder in “Documents”!

Step 5: Enjoy!!! 

Catch up on those TV series everyone ‘s talking about, get the latest episodes without spending a dime, watch the videos whenever /wherever you want (the Ultimate version includes a video converter for playback on many devices)!

No more excuses for not being up to date with the latest movies or TV shows!! And keep reading this blog (subscribe here) to get the latest info on what to watch!

Best TV shows of 2016: our pick

What a year this has been ! So many TV shows out there, so little time to watch them…

Here is the VSO Team selection of the shows we loved this year, and how to watch them for free!

So get your VSO Downloader (free) ready, open it, and for each show below, click on the streaming link: play the video , it will automatically be downloaded by VSO Downloader!

10. Love (Netflix)

This arty TV series came a little unnoticed back in February, and it’s a shame, because it is a great modern tale of a love/friendship story.

Stream it here

9. The OA (Netflix)

Yep, we’re till in 2016, so this one counts, eventhough it landed on your screens less than a week ago. Just like Stranger Things (see below), the sci-fi series came out of nowhere and is already creating much controversy: you love it or you hate it. In our case, we totally let ourselves be captured by this unique, strange yet compelling adventure.

Stream it here

.8. Stranger Things (Netflix)

Let’s wrap this one in one sentence: if you liked E.T. and The Goonies, you’ll love Stranger Things! The biggest TV story of  the summer has created a genuine phenomenon, mixing supernatural elements and 80’s nostalgia, so hop on the bandwagon! Stream it here.


7. Crazy Ex Girlfriend (The CW)

This series is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s funny, crazy, clever, and  so much more than just a “musical romantic comedy”. Give it a go, I promise you’ll be hooked. Stream it here.

6. Westworld (HBO)

The sci-fi western series will definitely blow you away with its amazing acting , superb scenery and thrilling plot. Clear time in your schedule for this highly addictive and unique show!

Stream it here

5. The Missing (season 2, BBC 1)

The Missing  season 2 (brand new investigation, so no need to have watched Season 1),  is simply breathtaking.   The series  follows a young girl who turns up after going missing eleven years ago in Germany. All the ingredients are here for an exceptional psychological thriller: superb storytelling, excellent actors, quick-paced scenario…. This absolutely riveting show makes high budget US drama look very pale in comparison.

Stream it here.

4. This Is Us (NBC)

It is this year’s (this decade’s?) most compelling family drama on TV! I sang the praises of this utterly addictive show after it aired only 3 episodes on the blog.  Now that we’ve got to the mid-season finale, we haven’t changed our mind one bit.  We LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

Stream it here

3. Happy Valley (BBC1)

A deep, intense thriller, set in a desolated town that’s anything but “happy”, and , lucky you, already two 6-episode seasons to catch up with! Happy Valley is a gem, full stop. Stream it here

2. Peaky Blinders (BBC2)

Yes I know, this show is not new, but it’s still the best thing on TV for three years in a row now. Trust me, just watch the first episode of this pre-war gangster drama set in Birmingham and you’ll be hooked! Stream it here

  1. The Night Of (HBO)

Who would have thought that this 8 part drama that came out of the blue in the middle of the summer would have turned out to be such an exquisite, delectable, yet dark and twisted show? If you had just one series to fit in your schedule, it would be this one. Read my review here.

Stream it here.


So what do you think? Have you watched any of these? Which ones made your list?


Buckingham Palace is coming to your living room

Calling all Downton Abbey nostalgics and period drama lovers: your new fix has arrived!

the crown netflix

Indeed, not just one, but two series about the British Monarchy have been recently released , retracing the early lives and access to power of England’s most famous queens: Elizabeth II and Victoria.

Let’s start with Netflix’s The Crown, which comes with  high expectations, given that it’s the most expensive show ever produced to this day. Indeed, it is clear that a lot of thought (and money) has gone into the directing, story line, costumes, sets,lightning, filming locations… It’ s a superb show, exploring the duties, compromises and  struggles of royal life as Elizabeth II accesses the throne in 1947, unprepared for the role.

Clear your schedule to binge watch the whole series (10 episodes)! If you do not have Netflix, you can stream it here and download it wiht our free VSO Downloader to watch it whenever’s convenient.


victoria series

The eight-part drama follows Victoria from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18, until she marries  Prince Albert.

The beautiful Jenna Coleman (from Doctor Who) portrays a young and vulnerable queen who finds herself tested by new responsibilities, threats, the obligation to marry and produce an heir. While some historical facts have been somewhat disrespected or twisted, the lavish show is very entertaining. Like with Downton Abbey, the intrigue is enhanced with the tales  of the “Downstairs” staff at Buckingham Palace. A second season has already been commissioned!

Aired on UK’s ITV channel in September ,  Victoria will only arrive on PBS in January 2017, but you can already watch it here in streaming.

Music is coming

music from iconic movies

The most iconic movies/series always come with an amazing, out of this world soundtrack. Grab your chance to go and see a live symphony orchestra playing your favorite theme!

Goosebumps guaranteed!

Game of Thrones Music is coming next spring: the ultimate treat for fans of the series! A US-wide tour where the audience will be immerged in live music and imagery both from and inspired by GOT via an elaborate and high-tech setup,  which contains multiple stages and various LED screen. Can you believe your eyes- and your ears?

Lord of the Ring All throughout Europe and the US, Howard Shores brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life, with an epic performance by a symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists.

Star Trek  The Ultimate Voyage brings 50 years of Star Trek to concert halls in the US for the first time ever!

And yes, even Star Wars! Enjoy composer John Williams’ most popular movie scores with selections  from — Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more!

Also playing at a concert hall near you:  E.T. , Back to the FutureCharlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton,  The Godfather, Titanic, etc, etc: check out more movies, more dates, anywhere in the world on this website:

Have you booked your tickets yet?

Why “This is Us” is this fall’s must watch show

this is us new show

“This is Us” is the new show everyone’s raving about, and they’re damn right!

You know a show is good when a full season is ordered right after the first episode is aired (on Tuesday nights on NBC). That’s what happened with This is Us, which stands as the No. 1 new show of the fall (so far) with a 4.5 rating among adults under 50 and 14.3 million viewers.

This is Us is a family drama that will play with your emotions like nothing you’ve seen in a long time. The series interweaves four stories together, following five strangers who share the same birthday. It has a superb cast,  the right tone and pace and a last minute twist that  you’d only expect in thrillers or “political” series.

But with only two episodes aired so far, will the novelty wear off ? With Sam Trammel (from True Blood) joining the cast, I’m placing my bet that this show will go on to be an captivating drama as it unfolds. What do you think?

Catch up on the first two episodes here, download them with our VSO Downloader to watch them in your own time on any device!