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    Jul. 10, 2012
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    Free to try; Annual subscription (14-days trial); $39.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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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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"False advertisement"

July 17, 2012  |  By Jon_Smith99

 |  Version: PlayOn 3.5.14


None come to mind


I purchased the "2012 Holiday Package" which equates to a Roku and a lifetime subscription for $79.99
After a month of emails with Playon I received no Roku, an apology on the Playon homepage for falsely advertising the "2012 Holiday Package", incredible amount of frustration, and another charge of $79.99 to my account.
In month 2of dealing with the Playon team, I received no responses to my emails from the Playon team about the Roku or the double charge... Actually i did receive 1 response, which I quote "instructions have been sent to your email. If you have not received these instruction. Check your spam folder". Instructions to what, i dont know. I never heard from any more reps from Playon
So I had to go to my bank and change my card and dispute the charge.
Now after 6 months of using Playon, I can tell you the service works occasionally w/o sound. The Playon interface doesn't work fully with Hulu (user queue functionallity is extremely limited). And constantly disconnected.


Save your money, save your time. Pass on Playon
It's not worth it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.14
Version 3.5.14 fixes Disney showing player controls.
Publisher MediaMall Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.themediamall.com/
Release Date July 10, 2012
Date Added July 10, 2012
Version 3.5.14
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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