As many of you know, PlayOn allows you to stream content from sites that include Netflix, Hulu, CBS, YouTube, ESPN and more on your television through your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or your HP MediaSmart TV. Now one of the problems with PlayOn is that it only supports Windows PC’s, this is bad news for us Mac users, well, bad news until now.
Platform Nation is here to show you how to install PlayOn on your Mac through Parallels Desktop and how to get it working in a step-by-step guide, so lets get right into it so you can enjoy watching some great and free content through your gaming consoles.
Step 1. You need to go to their site, themediamall.com/playon.
Step 2. Now you need to get the file to download, just click either of the links that will bring you to the registration page.
Step 3. Its registration time, feel out all the required fields and hit submit.
Step 4. Download the file. Your about half way done with the whole process now.
Step 5. So I just downloaded the file to my Parallels desktop. Find the file and open it and just install it. There is nothing special you need to do here.
Step 6. After install PlayOn will be running in your taskbar, right click it and select settings. The only thing you should have to do is put in your info under User Management. You might also want to change your performance setting if you do have any streaming issues to medium, its located under the Advanced Settings tab.
Step 7. Now this is the most important step. You must go to your configuration area on Parallels. Under the network option it most likely is preselected as Shared Networking, you need to change this to Bridged Ethernet. After this is done restart Parallels.
That is it, you should be setup and good to go. If configured correctly you will see PlayOn as an option under your videos area on the XMB if using a PlayStation 3. And if you’re using a Xbox 360, select Videos under the Media tab, and you should see PlayOn, if not, hit the X button to select video source and it should pop up.
Now have fun with PlayOn, it is an awesome piece of software that I know I will continue to support.
If you have any issues with the install, please don’t hesitate to ask here on this post or ask at the official PlayOn support area of MediaMall’s forums, themediamall.com/forum.