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PlayOn for Windows

By MediaMall TechnologiesPaidUser Rating

Key Details of PlayOn

  • Watch videos, shows, and movies from Web sites such as Hulu, CBS, and YouTube on your TV.
  • Last updated on 2/26/2016
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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
Release
February 6, 2015
Latest update
February 26, 2016
Version
3.10.20
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Media Player 9
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
87,877
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Watch videos, shows, and movies from Web sites such as Hulu, CBS, and YouTube on your TV.

PlayOn unlocks the power of your Roku, Wii, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 to watch your favorite movies, shows and videos from Hulu (no Plus required), CBS, Netflix, YouTube, CNN, ESPN, and 40+ more streamed right to your TV. It is wireless and there is no need to purchase a new device, connect messy cables, or worry about your cable bill. PlayOn also enables you to stream your personal videos, photos, and music from your PC to your Home Entertainment Center or your Mobile device.