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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not even worth half a star"

    October 6, 2014  |  

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    none they rip you off

    Cons

    you can get everything playon offers from xbmc and they work better

    Summary

    when you try to cancel it takes you three or four emails just to cancel and if you so happen to have paid the $5 for the "free chromcast" they do not refund that. They claim it is for shipping but item was never shipped and all shipping companies refund you when item does not ship. So they just take your $5 and chalk it up to you being a sucker. So dont be like me, just save yourself the trouble and download xbmc.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Buggy Interface and Slow Streams, Skip Playon."

    October 6, 2014  |   By garickm

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    Slick Interface and that is about it.

    Cons

    Content stutters constantly and is much better viewed on it's own direct from the source. Sure it's neat to have a Playon "guide", but the minute you save not having to navigate directly to the content provider is not worth having to deal with buffering / poor quality streams. They also limit content, so you benefit from visiting the content provider. Case in point, while trying to get some videos to entertain my toddler, Sprout featured 5 min clips via Playon while visiting the Sprout site allowed me to find full episodes. Even those 5 min clips failed to load while 25 min shows viewed directly on Sprout ran flawless, So it isn't a hardware issue. Also having to have a "Home" pc always on to be able to stream is clunky and the whole set up process is way more complicated than it needs to be.

    Summary

    If you know how to book mark a few pages you can skip this and save your money with the added benefit of getting higher quality and more content. Wish I would have passed on this service.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Money sucker and Cheats"

    July 13, 2014  |   By lzjunks

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    none - Money sucker and Cheats

    Cons

    Nothing useful for early adopters. Does not work on Google-TV in your own home. Money paid cannot be recovered. Customer service will not give straight answers except ask for more money.

    Summary

    Useless money sucker.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "PLAYON AND ROKU IS THE TOP DOG HANDS DOWN!!!!!"

    June 1, 2014  |   By rodney167

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    I BEN USING PLAYON FOR 3 MONTHS NOW AND I LOVE IT....I DROP NETFLIX AND HULU PLUS BECAUSE WITH PLAYON YOU CAN GET ...THE ONE CHANNEL, ICE FILMS, ZMOVIES, AND MOVIES 25..AND THEY SHOW ALL THERE MOVIES IN HD...PLUS THEY HAVE MORE MOVES THAN NETFLIX AND HULU...AND ITS FREE WITH PLAYON AND ALSO IM GETTING RID OF MY CABLE BECAUSE IM GETTING AEREO TV BECAUSE WITH AEREO TV YOU GET ALL THE CABLE CHANNELS AND PREMIUM CHANNELS FOR 8 DOLLARS A MONTH BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE PLAYON FIRST TO GET IT..AND YOU HAVE TO CHECK TO SEE IF ITS IN YOUR AREA ...IF NOT ITS COMING

    Cons

    THE ONLY DOWN SIDE IS PLAYON IS NOT FREE I PAID 59 BUCKS FOR A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP BUT FOR ME ITS WELL WORTH IT

    Summary

    I DONT KNOW WHAT ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT I NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE WITH PLAYON.....MAYBE THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS...I DONT KNOW...BUT ANYWAY YOU CANT GO WRONG ...OH DID I TELL YOU ABOUT FIRSTROW SPORTS WHERE YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES AND BASKETBALL PLUS OTHERS FOR FREE LIVE!!!!!! ITS JUST GOOD STUFF CHECK IT OUT YOU CANT GO WRONG

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING WARNING WARNING"

    March 28, 2014  |   By bstrec

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about this company

    Cons

    This company does nothing but rip you off. If you read all the review, you will see all the negative reviews are form people who can't get a refund from this company this person also. I will never do business with any company who has Jeff Lawrence, MediaMall or Playon attached to it again. This company won't give you any other contact information other than an email address for customer support, and when you do find the email address for Mr. Lawrence, good luck getting a response from him. I had to file complaints with the BBB, Washington State Attorney's office, New York State Attorney's Office and my home state just to get this looser to replay. Then when he did all he wanted to do was blame someone else.

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY

    Summary

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY (MediaMall, Playon, Jeff Lawrence) unless you want to be ripped off.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Save Your Money"

    February 11, 2014  |   By NapJeeper

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    With the cost involved and poor customer service, I can find no pros to give to this software.

    Cons

    If you buy anything from them, be prepared to KEEP buying. They offer things like "Lifetime" software so you can get all those new features as they come out, then when that feature comes out, you need to buy another license. It's a sham.

    Summary

    There are free options out there that will do everything Playon will do with better support from not just the developers, but from the community. Stay far, far away from this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best media server"

    January 10, 2014  |   By chaseknows

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    Unlimited plugin's. Movies, Television, Sports, Concerts, Documentaries, Children programing, Radio Stations are unlimited.
    All Satellite channels are available plus more that aren't offered on Dishnet. I Have over 10 thousand movies and TV shows available plus many more. Free Network Channels that covers all broadcasters, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and WB.

    Cons

    I have no cons. From the initial download to total functionality took no more then 10 minutes to understand to actual watching. Playon is about as simple as any other application you would download and install and use.

    Summary

    To start using Playon Software on my Roku took me about 10 minutes after the initial purchase and download. I went with the Life time along with Play Later DVR Software. I was so amazed with all of the Plugin's that it took me a few weeks to settle down to just watch a show. After several months later I'm still impressed with all Playon has to offer including the new Playon HD software upgrade

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great product if you know how to use it"

    January 7, 2014  |   By jimgerard

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    With PlayOn you can access Hulu.com free which has much more content than Hulu+. While some networks do have mostly clips as some have complained, other networks (even cable) regularly post full new episodes. If you are a Roku user PlayOn gives you full access to your YouTube account which you can control from your couch with the Roku remote. I even use PlayOn as a DVR to catch network TV shows later which I missed when aired (I get the locals via directional antenna.

    Cons

    You have to have the PlayOn server downloaded on a computer if you use Roku and if you are a sports nut (which I am not) there is little on PlayOn for you.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No honor among thieves..."

    January 6, 2014  |   By magichut

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    It plays local content okay. Tversity and Orb do the same. It also gives you a central location to stream from.

    Cons

    If they have a sale and you are within the refund timeframe, and you request the difference be refunded to you (Or you could go the other route of requesting a refund and repurchasing the product at the sale price) they will not honor it. Rather than pay you the difference back, they offer a pittance in return.

    Summary

    Overall the product isn't bad. If you Wiki it you will find alot of other products that do similar tasks for less or the same. Don't expect any good support and don't expect a refund or difference in price if they put it on sale while you still have your 30 day money back guarantee. It's underhanded the way they treat customers and sad at the same time. Just because you have national attention for your product, shouldn't mean that you now ignore and screw the people that are supplying you the income. They also keep adjusting their prices based on holiday flow as well. Here is an example:
    Christmas Prices:
    PlayOn Lifetime: $59.99
    PlayLater Lifetime: $39.99
    PlayOn HD for Lifetime: $9.99
    PlayLater HD for Lifetime: $9.99
    PlayOn + PlayLater Bundle Lifetime Discount: $-29.99
    PlayOn + PlayLater HD Bundle Lifetime Discount: $-4.99

    Todays (1/06/2014) Prices:

    PlayOn Lifetime $39.99
    PlayLater Lifetimeremove$39.99
    PlayOn + PlayLater Bundle Lifetime Discount $-29.99
    PlayOn HD for Lifetimeremove$9.99
    PlayLater HD for Lifetimeremove$9.99
    PlayOn + PlayLater HD Bundle Lifetime Discount $-4.99



    Note that it was not the sale price, but the actual price of the product that went down. Can't they be sued for this kind of malicious practice? I've said my two cents, buyer beware. It's better to build an HDPC or choose a more reliable streamer than mess with this.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not buy unless you are a Computer Tech"

    December 9, 2013  |   By charity1230

    Version: PlayOn 3.6.63

    Pros

    The number of channels would be a pro if they contained more than clips; customer service is very responsive.

    Cons

    Everything else. Frequently stops and starts, constant buffering and reloading. A lot of the channels contain just clips or nothing at all. Even though customer service is helpful, they could not fix my issues.

    Summary

    I do not recommend this product and I am sorry I wasted my money on a year subscription. I have not been able to watch one show entirely. For me, it is not user friendly and does not deliver the TV/Movie content that was advertised. Since I am a cord cutter, I thought this would be great. Not so.

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