Play On (Review)


What if you could find Hulu, Pandora, Syfy, Netflix, Amazon Videos, NHL, and the MLB all in one place? Well thanks to a great service called PlayOn you now can. So now I am sure you are asking what is PlayOn and why should I care? Well if you are all about the content that great online services provide but hate going to multiple places to get it PlayOn is perfect for you. Maybe you don’t have cable or maybe you do but travel often and want media on the go PlayOn is right up your alley.

Imagine being able to watch all your favorite, shows, movies and sports whenever you want — on your TV — no cable subscription, messy cables, or DVR required. Now also available for streaming to your iPhone, iPad, and coming soon to Android phones.

PlayOn offers 1000’s of your favorite shows on demand that can be instantly streamed right to your TV or to the plam of your hands.

Choose from the following

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Live Sports on ESPN3
  • Frontline
  • The Daily Show
  • Adult Swim
  • Archer
  • The Office
  • Family Guy
  • And so much more!


One of the great things that I found about PlayOn right off is the community is big in supporting plug ins for your PlayOn server. When you first start the server up you may be sad to see your favorite channel is missing. Thanks to great support networks you may be happy to find that your favorite network actually has a plug in. In my case Syfy has a great line up and unfortunately with out cable I am not able to watch some of the great shows they put out. Thanks to PlayOn and the community I was able to find a plug in that had Syfy now I am able to again enjoy some of their programs.

This all sounds to good to be true!! I thought the same thing before actually trying out the service it is great being able to enjoy Family Guy on my 40 inch tv instead of trying to squint on my small 19 inch monitor. PlayOn has also helped me find some great shows that most likely I would have never watched or just passed up. One other big draw for PlayOn is that Netflix provides streaming to your console without the use of a disk. No longer are you tied to your computer trying to enjoy Hulu just as long as you can recieve a Wi-Fi signal say hello to your entertainment.

PlayOn gives you the option to choose your own payment package

PlayOn Liteis absolutely 100% free for all users! It gives you access to “My Media” (all your local media files from your PC and home network), as well as the Pandora radio channel. No matter whether you buy a PlayOn license or not, you will always be able to use the PlayOn software for My Media and Pandora. Forever. For free.

PlayOn Premiumis our newest product line for PlayOn. You can pay for it either with a yearly subscription, or through a single one-time payment. By buying a license, you continually get access to the latest and greatest features and content in the PlayOn Premium product line. You can buy a PlayOn Premium license on our purchase page. As long as your license is active, you will always get free updates to the PlayOn Premium product. If you cancel your subscription, you will still have PlayOn Lite.

PlayOn Basicis the license we sold to all users before May 20, 2010. If you own a PlayOn Basic license, you should first and foremost get a big huge thanks from us for being a founding user. Thank you! PlayOn Basic has no recurring subscription fees, but has a locked feature set and a static list of content providers (Hulu, Netflix, CBS, ESPN, MLB, CNN, Amazon VOD, YouTube, Pandora, My Media). We still offer free support to Basic users, but you won’t get the latest and greatest features and content unless you upgrade to the PlayOn Premium package. You can upgrade either with a one-time fee or a recurring annual subscription. We are offering reduced upgrade rates between now and September 2010 — the first year of PlayOn Premium for only $4.99, or a PlayOn Premium License upgrade for a single one-time fee of only $39.99. If you do decide to upgrade to the subscription plan, and later cancel, you can still roll back to your original PlayOn Basic license. To upgrade, simply visit the upgrade page with your current license key handy.

PlayOn offers users a 14 day trial this will help break the ice and give someone a chance to test whether they will enjoy the service or not. After the 14 day trial if you do decide to continue your subscription you have two options of how to do that.

PlayOn is a simple service to use and the interface is easy to navigate with little to no help at all. You will be on your way to enjoying great content right from day one of your 14 day trial. If you are unsure there is a support tab to help with all of your questions you may have.

So my question to you is if you already use all these services why not have them in one easy to find place. Without first knowing what PlayOn was I can now say that I would pay for the service just because it does offer a great value to those of us with multiple avenues to watch media. PlayOn was also easy to set up making the transition into it very easy then when using it after a few seconds of learning everything felt natural.

Let Us Know if you have used or will be at least trying PlayOn now.

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