Introducing PlayCast by PlayOn

Easily send videos from the
Internet to your TV instantly!

PlayCast by PlayOn lets you send videos from the browser on your PC to your big screen TV via your Roku, Chromecast or Xbox 360. Why watch videos on the small screen when you can send them right to your TV?

PlayCast by PlayOn is enabled in the PlayOn media server. Get PlayOn today so you can get started.
Show your vacation pictures from your PC on your  TV

Want to try PlayCast by PlayOn? Here's how to get started:

  1. Get PlayOn and prepare your device
  2. PlayCast from PlayOn depends on the PlayOn media server. Once you have the latest version of PlayOn installed, then follow these simple directions.

    If you have a Roku: You'll also need to add the free PlayCast channel to your Roku. You can do that by visiting the Roku channel store. If you have an Xbox, Xbox One, or other supported device you're already all set.

    » Get PlayOn

  1. Enable PlayOn
  2. Once you have PlayOn installed, you will need to enable it for your browser. Open up PlayOn Settings and click on the Browsers tab. Click on the checkboxes to enable PlayOn for your favorite browsers then click the Apply button.
Mark the video
  1. Cast away
  2. Now just open your web browser and go surfing! Once you're on the web page with the video you wish to cast, just click on the PlayOn icon which should be at the top of your browser. Then pick which device you want to cast to from the list of available devices*, and watch the video on your TV!

*Your Roku, Chromecast, and Xbox 360 devices must be on the same network as your PC. Chromecast and Xbox 360 will automatically appear in your PlayCast by PlayOn devices list. To use PlayCast by PlayOn on your Roku you must install the PlayCast by PlayOn Roku channel — Get it free in the Roku Channel Store.

My Media Technical Features

Check it out! My Media has made the following technical enhancements since coming out of beta:

  • Ability to include iTunes music playlists (check the Show iTunes playlists box in My Media Options)
  • Share media files on your USB devices
  • Better support for sharing media on network shares (NAS, etc.)
  • Include embedded or external subtitles in transcoded output (check the Include subtitles box under Subtitles in My Media Options)
  • Improved fast forwarding functionality for transcoded content
  • Better hierarchy and structure of media file folders and categories
  • Ability to specify file extensions that should be served directly to devices, without transcoding
  • Generate dynamic cover art for all media, if possible to acquire from online sources
  • Improved efficiency of metadata extraction from media files
  • Checking parental control metadata
  • Samsung TVs: show thumbnail images as well as the ability to directly serve .srt subtitle files

Minimum Requirements for the PlayOn Media Server

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later) or Windows Server 2003/Windows Home Server (Service Pack 1 or later). 64-bit versions of Windows are also supported.
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • A home network

PlayCast by PlayOn is coming soon!

Send videos from your browser to your TV with your ChromeCast, Roku, Xbox 360, or Google TV.