Jul. 7, 2010

Saving Money

Saving money is always a great thing and everyone has their own way of doing it. According to the research firm Centris, the average cable customer is paying around $75 a month. Not to mention analysts predict an average 5% increase in cable costs. This gives PlayOn customers an opportunity to save $860 a year.

 

Other things I do to save money:

  • Keep a budget. I use Mint.com
  • Plan meals around items on sale at the grocery store
  • Keep an eye out for deals on woot.com

What are some of your money saving tricks?
 

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Jul. 2, 2010

iPhone 4


The much anticipated iPhone 4 has been out for a little over a week now and the reviews are flooding in. Apple Fanboys are raving about the phone. Android users are mostly confused about the hype considering their phones have had many of the same features for a while now. So how does the iPhone 4 measure up? Engadget did an amazingly thorough review. Share with us what your experiences have been.

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Jul. 1, 2010

Box Set Marathon

When a particular show is really good I enjoy watching episodes back to back until I finish a season or simply run out of time. Maybe this is one of the reasons that having cable is not important to me. Dexter, Weeds and Mad Men are my current obsessions that I have been renting from Netflix. Am I missing out on any great shows?

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Jun. 29, 2010

Reality Shows

Hulu has an abundance of reality shows to choose from if you are a fan. Currently, Hulu has the entire season of The Bachelorette up for watching. So feel free to unplug your brain and catch up. Ali Fedotowsky, The Bachelorette is whittling down her choices as the season approaches the middle of its life.  I think we all can admit, ABC is a mastermind at creating a roller coaster ride of drama throughout the season. It is easy to fall into obsession over these shows; most often characterized by a love hate relationship with the show itself. My favorite part of The Bachelorette is the Hulu tags. Here are the best:

  • fake fake fake
  • mistake
  • Ali is nutzo
  • drunk
  • desperate men
  • are you serious
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Jun. 25, 2010

PS3 or XBox 360

Between gamers there has always been a battle about gaming consoles. The PS3 and the Xbox 360 are the reigning kings that get most of the attention. What matters to you in a gaming system: CPU,GPU or maybe games available?

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Jun. 24, 2010

Toy Story 3

Have you seen the previews or gone to the theaters to see Toy Story 3? Sometimes not having cable can leave you out of the loop when it comes to movie previews, but a few weeks ago I discovered that Hulu has movie previews. I stumbled into the Toy Story 3 preview...loved it....and ended up going to the premier in 3-D. I will admit that I like almost all movies; which officially makes me the worst movie critic ever. So it is not a surprise that I loved this movie, but what did you all think?

 

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Jun. 22, 2010

Come Join The Conversation

Are you excited about PlayOn? You should come join the conversation within our forums. Not only do we love our product, but we love our customers and want to hear from you. Come to our forums to share your helpful tips, find answers to common questions and give us suggestions!

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Jun. 18, 2010

Top Dogs on Hulu

Hulu has so many TV show choices that it can be overwhelming at times. So drumroll.......The most popular show of all time on Hulu is "Family Guy - Extra-Large Medium" from season 8. This kind of surprised me, but Family Guy dominates the most popular list by holding down the first five most popular episodes of all time. Some of the other reoccurring shows that make the most popular list are both "The Office" and "Glee."

 

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Jun. 17, 2010

PlayOn & Pandora


Admittedly, as a big fan of Pandora, I always have it running on my laptop while I work. I am not super hip when it comes to the newest music. At this point in life, I just rely on Pandora to suggest music I might like. This past weekend was the first time I tried Pandora with PlayOn. I must admit it was quite impressive coming out of my surround sound.

If you don't know what Pandora is, let me begin be by saying you are late in the game. But better late than never. Pandora is based around customized radio stations. You can create different radio stations from a song or artist you like and Pandora will magically create a radio station with similar music. Oh and it is free for up to 40 hours a month.

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Jun. 15, 2010

Speak The Soccer Lingo

Since PlayOn's latest update has support for the FIFA World Cup 2010 you have no excuse not to watch a few games. GQ recently did an article on how to speak soccer. While I follow The World Cup each year, I frequently get lost in the lingo. In the article they give 12 terms commonly used during The World Cup and I only knew one. Pretty pathetic I know, but they are tricky. Want to know what a wanker in black is or a group of death? Check out their article to test your knowledge.

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Top FAQs

What is PlayOn?
PlayOn is software that you install on your Windows PC. It allows you to use your Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Roku, iPhone, Android phone or another supported device to access movies and shows from content providers like Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, CBS, YouTube, MLB.tv, your personal media, and many more. PlayOn is both browser and media server software, built into one. It browses content from various online providers, and displays that content directly on your TV, iPhone or Android phone.
How does it work?
PlayOn runs in the background on your PC over your home network. It uses standards called UPnP and DLNA to communicate with networked gaming consoles,TVs, and mobile phones working both as an internet browser to access online media and as a UPnP media server to serve videos to UPnP compliant devices. Learn more
How can I buy PlayOn?
Simply visit our buy page for our current pricing.