MediaMall Technologies Press Release

Popular Science Honors PlayOn with "Best of What's New Award"

Popular Science Best of What's New 2009 PlayOn™ Powers Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Consoles to Stream Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon VOD, Cartoon Network and more on TV

Seattle – Nov. 12, 2009 – MediaMall Technologies, Inc. today announced that its PlayOn™ software won Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award” in the Home Entertainment category. PlayOn brings high-quality and free movies, TV shows and video from the Internet to your living room TV through your networked Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) or DLNA-compliant device. PlayOn software is easy to download and run on a Windows PC anywhere in your home without messy cables, thanks to your wireless network. A free 14-day trial of PlayOn’s full-featured software, which retails for a one-time fee of $39.99, is available online from www.PlayOn.tv.

“For 22 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what’s possible in the future.” said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − represent the highest level of achievement in their fields.”

“PlayOn makes it simple and affordable to enjoy a virtually endless number of movies, TV shows and other content on-demand from the Internet on your TV,” said Jeff Lawrence, CEO of MediaMall Technologies. “PlayOn’s new My Media feature, which is in beta, enables you to also enjoy personal photos, music and videos from your PC on your TV.”

Popular Web-to-TV Content

PlayOn users are enjoying a huge variety of steaming content from the Internet – including Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, CBS, ESPN and Amazon VOD – right on their living room TVs. Fans can access even more content, from Food Network to Adult Swim and podcasts, by adding PlayOn plug-ins from third party developers.

Thousands of PlayOn users completed a recent survey and shared how they watch TV using PlayOn:

  • 96 percent watch Hulu
  • 76 percent watch movies from their Netflix Instant Queue
  • 66 percent watch YouTube
  • 60 percent stream their personal media (photos, music and videos)
  • 51 percent watch programming via plug-ins, including Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Food Network and more

Examples of free online programming currently available on TV for PlayOn users includes feature films from “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” to “Air Force One” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” Full episodes from “Family Guy,” “The Office,” “House,” “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live” and more are also currently available.

About MediaMall Technologies

MediaMall Technologies was founded in 2003 to make it simple, affordable and fun to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and videos from the Internet on your TV. Its PlayOn software runs on Windows PCs and wirelessly streams Internet content to networked Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 gaming consoles and many DLNA compliant devices connected to your TV. MediaMall operates with offices in New York, Seattle and Copenhagen and can be found online at www.PlayOn.tv.

PlayOn is a trademark of MediaMall Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Editor’s Note: PlayOn logos and screen shots are available here.

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.