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Explains how to record & download WOWOW On Demand program videos! Also investigates rate plans and usage in detail!

author-avatar Yu Suzuki | Chief Editor
Published: 2023.04.25 Updated: 2023.04.25


  • What is the price plan for WOWOW on Demand?
  • How can I use WOWOW On Demand?
  • Can I record WOWOW On Demand program videos?
  • Can I download WOWOW On Demand 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 WOWOW On Demand? Is it free of charge?

The following video contents are available on WOWOW On Demand:

  • Dramas
  • Sports
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Animation
  • Stage
  • Documentary/Culture
  • Information/Variety

Can I watch WOWOW On Demand contents for free?

No, you cannot.

However, there are WOWOW programs that can be enjoyed in conjunction with BS9ch.

Also, there is a one-month free trial when you register WOWOW for the first time via distribution.

About the viewing fee for WOWOW On Demand

There are two types of WOWOW subscriptions

  • Via broadcast
  • Via distribution (including free trial)

You can watch WOWOW On Demand via either of these two methods.

WOWOW viewing fee via broadcasting

WOWOW subscription fee: 2,300 yen (2,530 yen including tax) per month to view all broadcast programs on BS191, 192, and 193 channels, as well as all WOWOW On-demand programs.

No viewing fee is charged for the month of subscription. There is no subscription or initial fee.

Regardless of whether you subscribe at the beginning, middle, or end of the month, there is no charge for the month of subscription, and the monthly subscription fee is 2,300 yen (2,530 yen including tax) from the following month.

Registration of a "Web account (free)" is required to view WOWOW On Demand.

WOWOW viewing fee via transmission

2,300 yen per month (2,530 yen including tax).

If you register for broadcast viewing during the free trial period, the free trial will end when you register for broadcast viewing, and no viewing fee will be charged for the month you register, but a monthly viewing fee of 2,300 yen (2,530 yen including tax) will be charged from the following month. The earliest cancellation date is the end of the following month, and cannot be made within the month of application.

WOWOW On Demand is available. In addition, some programs cannot be viewed during the free trial period and some programs require "broadcast viewing registration".

Can I record WOWOW On Demand contents?

As it turns out, all WOWOW TV BS broadcasts (BS-9ch) can be recorded, but WOWOW On Demand Video contents cannot be recorded.

You cannot record WOWOW on-demand video content, and even if you use a recorder or other device, the screen will go black.

The recording screen has turned black! Why?

HDCP is the cause.

To put it more simply:

HDCP-enabled services such as WOWOW On Demand can only be played on HDCP-enabled terminals; HDCP-connected videos cannot be recorded."

That is what it means.

So is it impossible to record and store WOWOW On Demand content?

No, it is possible!

WOWOW On Demand has a download function, but works that have already been downloaded cannot be saved for a long time. In addition, there are some works that are not eligible for downloading.

It is not possible to record WOWOW On Demand works with ordinary recording tools or software, but it is still technically possible.

In this article, we will introduce a collection of storage methods that can achieve this and support all types of models, including tools that can download WOWOW On Demand videos.

How to download and save WOWOW On Demand contents on your smartphone or tablet

A "download function" is available for WOWOW On Demand.

But it is only available on the SPOX app for smartphones and tablets.

How do I download WOWOW On Demand works on my smartphone?

  1. Select the streaming program you want to download.
  2. Press the "Download mark" to start downloading.

6 Limitations of the "Download function" of WOWOW On Demand

  1. Downloading is only available for programs on the WOWOW On Demand application.
  2. Viewing is not available after 48 hours of offline viewing.
  3. After downloading, if a program is not played for 30 days, it will be automatically deleted
  4. All programs can be downloaded up to 2 times in a year.
  5. Up to 2 devices can be downloaded per account.
  6. Up to 15 downloads per device.

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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 WOWOW On Demand contents using MyConverters

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

2. launch MyConverters and change the language to Japanese. 3.


Paste the URL of the WOWOW On Demand video you wish to download into the URL field above "Home" to access the site. 4.


4. play the WOWOW on Demand video, and once it has loaded, the video will be automatically analyzed. (You may need to log in to watch the video)


5. Customize the quality of the video you want to download, etc., and click the "Download Now" button.


How to watch recorded WOWOW On Demand contents

Recorded WOWOW On Demand contents are saved in MP4 or MKV, so you can move and watch them on any device with an SD card from the destination.

For viewing on a computer, a video player called "VLC Media Player" is recommended.

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

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