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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2012
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    Free to try; Annual subscription (14-days trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


If you have a PC, router, and game console, you can watch Internet-sourced video on the TV your console is hooked up to with PlayOn from MediaMall Technologies. It's software that you install on your PC; there's no need to buy any new gizmo or hook anything else up. It relays on-demand streaming content from your PC to your TV, entertainment center, or other compatible device via your Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or other compatible game console, allowing you to enjoy old episodes of "Gilligan's Island" in true couch potato fashion, remote in one hand, refreshing beverage in the other.

Speaking of sofa spuds, PlayOn is designed to be easy to install and set up, even for those lacking the nerd gene. To use PlayOn, you need a broadband Internet connection in addition to the gear. The developer strongly recommends wired connections (such as Ethernet) to avoid streaming interruptions, but home networks are getting faster and more reliable all the time, so it's an option. You'll also need to make sure your antivirus and other security software is set up to allow PlayOn to function. And function it does. Using your console's familiar interface, PlayOn finds all accessible devices and content and displays it in an easy-to-use menu. As you might guess, watching Net video on your TV is fun.

The Internet is now a primary source for content, thanks to video-streaming sites like Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix that offer movies, TV shows, and more, often for free. To access much of that free online content via PlayOn, though, you'll have to subscribe to the monthly PlayOn Premium service. With cable TV bills climbing ever higher, it may still be an affordable option for on-demand video, especially if your PC and TV lack the necessary connectors and capabilities to link up directly, such as an HDMI cable.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of PlayOn 2.59.3848. The trial version is limited to 14 days.

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1 stars

"Change to subscription service is "bait and switch""

June 29, 2012  |  By savageone99

 |  Version: PlayOn 3.5.13


Cannot recommend the functionality in any way


Avoid Play on like the plague. When they changed to subscription service it is auto renewed each year through PayPal. Mine renewed on June 5 and since I never use the product I cancelled on June 35. They refuse to refund the unused portion of the subscription and keep it in effect until June 5 2013. This is poor customer service - I have never experienced it in any other subscription service


Service did not work for me and I found it redundant and a waste of time. Poor customer service is inexcusable.

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2 stars

"Used to work good but, Not anymore..."

June 27, 2012  |  By skeeterhoss100

 |  Version: PlayOn 3.5.13


Ease of use.
Variety of content.


Unreliable plugins/scripts.
Having to use my computer to stream content to my game system.
Bad connections and frequent drop outs.
Too many errors example the "This content can not be played" error (800288E1).
Price is way too high.
Plugins and scripts hardly ever update, Even the automatic updating ones still fail to update or work 90% of the time.


All in all the playon used to work good and be reliable for the most part, The latest version is by far the worst and most unreliable and has the most glitches.
Good thing that i did not waste my money on this piece of junk program!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.13
Version 3.5.13 fixes Comedy Central not working.
Publisher MediaMall Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.themediamall.com/
Release Date June 18, 2012
Date Added June 18, 2012
Version 3.5.13
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003/Vista/7/XP SP 2
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Media Player 9
Download Information
File Size 65.54MB
File Name PlayOnSetup.3.10.20.exe
Total Downloads 74,283
Downloads Last Week 211
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-days trial
Price $39.99

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