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Editors' Review

by   / March 12, 2015

PlayOn lets you take advantage of hardware you already have, in order to stream videos and other media to your TV from your computer. Whether you have a Roku, XBOX, Wii, or another compatible device, you can use this software to access over 100 channels on the computer to watch on the TV.

Pros

Lots of options: Everything about this software is designed to give you options in terms of what you want to view and how you want to view it. You can choose the browsers you want to stream from, including Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Opera. You can also use any of the compatible devices to connect to your TV, so you don't have to go buy any new hardware. And the app provides three different ways to watch your selected shows, including streaming directly, adding to a list to play later, or recording to watch offline.

Channel selection: There are tons of channel options available through this software, including Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Crackle, and many more. All you have to do is log in to your account for the selected service through the app to start watching right away.

Cons

Limiting requirements: Some of the channels offered through this app do still require you to have a cable subscription to access, such as HBO GO, Comedy Central, SyFy, and more. You also do need to have some console or other device to serve as the go-between from your computer to your TV. While most people have one or the other of the supported devices, it's not a guarantee, and the app will do you no good if you don't.

Bottom Line

PlayOn is an excellent option to consider when you want to watch online programming on your TV. It's straightforward to set up, and it opens up a lot of different content options. However, without a cable subscription, some channels won't be available to you.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher MediaMall Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.themediamall.com/
Release Date February 06, 2015
Date Added February 06, 2015
Version 3.10.20

Category

Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003 x86 R2
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Media Player 9

Download Information

File Size 65.54MB
File Name PlayOnSetup.3.10.20.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 87,708
Downloads Last Week 15

Pricing

License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $24.99
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