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Investigate how to use Hikari TV! How to record & download program videos

author-avatar Yu Suzuki | Chief Editor
Published: 2023.05.30 Updated: 2023.05.30

  • What is the price plan of Hikari TV?
  • How do I use Hikari TV?
  • Can I record videos of Hikari TV programs?
  • Can I download Hikari TV videos?

This article will certainly clarify these issues. There is a table of contents on the left, so you can jump to the part you are interested in!

Is there a fee to watch Hikari TV? Is it available for free?

The following video content is available on Hikari TV:

  • Movies (foreign and Japanese)
  • Animation
  • Kids (children)/Special Effects
  • Dramas (foreign and domestic)
  • Korean and Chinese Wave
  • Music/Sports
  • Hobby/Entertainment

Can I watch Hikari TV contents for free?

No, you cannot.

To watch Hikari TV videos, you must register for a rate plan.

About Hikari TV rate plans

Structure of Hikari TV's rate plans

Basic fee

Tuner Fee

Optional Charges

Can I record Hikari TV Video content that I can view in my browser?

As it turns out, Hikari TV Video content cannot be recorded.

You cannot record Hikari TV Video content, and even if you use a recorder or other device, the screen will be black.

On the other hand, with the recording function of an Hikari TV compatible tuner, you can record dramas you don't want to miss or favorite movies you want to save with easy connection and easy operation.

The recording screen went black! Why?

HDCP is the cause.

To put it more simply:

HDCP-enabled services such as Hikari TV can only be played back on HDCP-enabled terminals; HDCP-connected movies cannot be recorded."

This means: "HDCP-enabled services such as Hikari TV can only be played on HDCP-enabled terminals.

So is it impossible to record and store Hikari TV content?

No, it is possible!

Hikari TV has a download function, but works that have already been downloaded cannot be saved for a long time. Also, there are some titles that are not available for downloading.

It is not possible to record Hikari TV titles with ordinary recording tools or software, but it is still technically possible.

In this article, we will introduce you to a collection of preservation methods that can achieve this, including tools that can download Hikari TV videos and other methods that support all types of devices.

No Restrictions, DRM Removal, and Recording and Saving Hikari TV Content on a PC

With MyConverters, a dedicated download tool, all the previously mentioned restrictions will be removed.

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1. high quality output

The quality of downloaded videos can be 720p, 1080p, 4k, and even 8k. For cinephiles who pursue unparalleled video quality, MyConverters is indispensable. It is also possible to download videos as MP4 files with high sound quality such as AAC 2.0.

2. subtitles and multiple languages

MyConverters can output audio and subtitles in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. You can also remux subtitles into your video or save subtitle files separately in SRT format. 3.

3. high value for money plan

For $19.9 per month, you can use MyConverters to download movies from all OTT platforms without ads. This means you save about $90/month for not re-subscribing the following month.

How to download Hikari TV content using MyConverters

1. visit the official MyConverters website, download and install the software.

Start MyConverters and change the language to Japanese.


3. paste the URL of the Hikari TV video you wish to download into the URL field above "Home" to access it.


4. Play the Hikari TV video and the video will be automatically analyzed when it is ready to load. (You may need to log in to watch the video)


5. Customize the video quality and other settings you wish to download, and click the "Download Now" button.


How to watch recorded Hikari TV content

Recorded Hikari TV content is saved in MP4 or MKV and can be moved from the destination to any device with an SD card for viewing.

For viewing on a computer, we recommend the "VLC Media Player" video player.

To watch on your phone or TV, please use an SD card or other device to move the video files before watching.

For those who want to record and save videos from other video streaming services

MyConverters supports not only Hikari TV, but also NHK Plus download,Asobi Stage download,Disney+ download,Prime Video download, andNet also Teletext download. Please give it a try!