Jun. 24, 2010
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?
Jun. 22, 2010
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!ShareThis
Jun. 18, 2010
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."
Jun. 17, 2010
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.ShareThis
Jun. 15, 2010
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.ShareThis
May. 28, 2010
Have you had a chance to see Hulu's new video player?
Hulu has some new features including: adaptive bitrate streaming, seek hover preview, heat map, ad volume normalization and updated closed caption displays. I hate getting a screaming loud commercial in the middle of my show. So I love the idea of volume normalization. They also added an ad tailor in hopes to show users more relevant commercials. For all the info click here or watch the video below.
May. 27, 2010
May. 25, 2010
There are five bottlenecks for getting PlayOn to work great, and if any one of these is not up to snuff, you're in trouble, and it's time to make some tweaks!
May. 21, 2010
Do people ever watch the Hulu movies? Most everyone I know uses Hulu strictly for their TV shows. Once and awhile I even hear people diss the Hulu movies. There has to be masses of people out there that have already tried watching a bunch of Hulu movies and found some gems. Here is a top 10 list of popular Hulu movies. Please share any other movies that you like so we can add them to our list.
May. 17, 2010
Our newest guest bloggers, the TechTremor.com team, is crazy about technology news, reviews and how-to resources for any type of user. Tim Roenicke is a tech enthusiast and is passionate about giving people the knowledge to embrace new technology. David Winn is a self-proclaimed gaming enthusiast and does some awesome reviews and walk-throughs. After reading this, go check their site where they are giving away a free PlayOn Lifetime License and a $50 Visa card.
A month or two back I was sitting at my TV flipping through all 300 channels of my $120 cable bill and thought to myself, “This is 60% re-runs/junk, 20% infomercial, 10% news, 7% public service, 3% new content/stuff I actually want to watch.” Alright so maybe that’s not the exact dialog, but sadly pretty close. My DVR was packed full of movies I had watched 10 times and the 1 or 2 series I’d record each week. Somehow it just didn’t justify $1,500 a year. That’s a nice vacation…and I needed one.
Dave gave me a heads up on PlayOn. He had heard of it through a friend and had loaded it up on his PC. He was “completely impressed how easy it was to install and run on both my PC and 360” so I decided to give it a whirl.
Needless to say I was so impressed I canceled my cable the next day, literally. Now, going without cable isn’t for everyone. If you want to be up on the latest and greatest sitcoms and series that very night, it’s not going to cut it for you. However, I would DVR most of those anyway and watch them a week later. Hulu through PlayOn was now my new DVR and the best part, I don’t have to program a thing.
Since then I’ve set up just about everyone I know with it. Regardless of if you drop cable or not it compliments it extremely well. My parents who are 50 now use PlayOn with their Wii and still have cable. My mother has to get her Dr.Phill fix.
We both agree its worth every penny. For a little more than a trip to the movies for two you can have PlayOn in your home and bring the movies to you. We give a big "Thank You" to PlayOn for making our lives easier and more affordable.
A valuable tip for new users: If you are having problems, make sure PlayOn is up to date on your PC. You can do this on the System Check tab of their software. Nearly every time we have encountered a problem it has been because we did not have the latest version of PlayOn. Due to the nature of their service frequent updates are necessary, so be sure to keep an eye on that.