Netflix!


October 1, 2008 | Dkarlton's Blog

All right, the moment is upon us! We have just released the latest version of <a href="http://www.getplayon.com" target="_blank">PlayOn</a> with Netflix to our subscribed beta testers. We've been kicking its tires for the past week or so, and it's looking pretty slick. There are still a few glitches here and there, but overall, it should deliver for the vast majority. Give it a spin!

Also, Netflix has made some really cool announcements recently, adding content from <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSBNG140... target="_blank">Disney and CBS</a>, as well as <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE4900ZR20081001" target="_blank">Starz</a>. We'll be taking a look as this content becomes available, and expect the vast majority of these videos to be available through PlayOn.

Marshall Guthrie recently posted a <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1803746/play_netflix_hulu_on_popcorn_hour_... target="_blank">great video showing PlayOn running Netflix on his Popcorn Hour A100</a>. Thanks Marshall! You can see his blog post <a href="http://eugovector.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=385286" target="_blank">here</a>.

We've also seen a few other examples of people posting videos to YouTube, showing PlayOn in action. Check out <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPR4KrA7A_0" target="_blank">PlayOn running on the Xbox 360</a>, as well as <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZtQ2wtPwPM" target="_blank">on a Sony PSP</a>. Pretty cool.

We'll be pushing an update notification to everyone who already has PlayOn installed, so you should see a system tray balloon popup, letting you know that the recent release is available. We should also be sending out a mail to everyone who is signed up to be a tester.