Any video, any time...cast away with PlayOn!

August 8, 2014 | Skip's Blog

It's your friendly neighborhood Channel Master here, bringing another round of cool online finds (if you couldn't tell, I've been watching old spiderman cartoons with the kiddos this week).  In this week's edition of 'What to Watch', I've found a little something for everyone.  All of these sites work with the PlayOn browser extension...mark, cast or record!
Speaking of the webslinger, you can find all of the original Spiderman '67 episodes here (all three seasons!)
Spiderman 67
In the mood for classic westerns?  Take a gander at this awesome full-length movies with an enitre section dedicated to 'The Duke' himself
Western Mania
Westerns not your bag?  How about some delightfully cheesy B Movies...Free, uncut, and presented in all of their gloriously low budget awesomeness.  Check out Bad Taste from Peter Jackson for a look into the mind of the creative genius before he moved to Middle Earth.
This site is a treasure trove of Classic movies...Free Hollywood Classics from it's Golden Age.  Black and White, Silent, and Color Movies from 1910 to 1970, organized by decade.
Roll a 1d20 saving throw vs. nerd overload and browse here for all of the full episodes of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from 1983.  Enjoy!
Dungeons & Dragons
Happy streaming :)

PlayOn Adds Support for PlayStation 4 and Windows Phone

July 30, 2014 | PlayOn Team's Blog

We are excited to announce that PlayOn now works with the PlayStation 4! With PlayOn PS4 users can get 100+ online channels to their TV including YouTube and HBO GO. The app also lets them access other popular channels like Netflix, Hulu (no Hulu Plus subscription needed), CBS and Comedy Central and bookmark virtually any video in their PC browser to watch later.


We also announced the availability of the PlayOn app for Windows Phone users and the rollout of the new, easier-to-navigate mobile interface. By downloading the new PlayOn app to a Windows Phone, customers can stream online content from PlayOn’s 100+ online channels to their smartphone. Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 users can also use the PlayOn app on their phone as a TV channel guide and remote control to browse and search for movies, shows and clips and cast videos to their TV. PlayLater customers can also use their phone to start a recording, even when their PlayLater PC is in a remote location.


PlayOn UI Channels


PlayStation, Windows Phone, or anyone else can try PlayOn out at no risk. We've got a  30-day money back guarantee. A lifetime subscription to PlayOn and its companion DVR software, PlayLater, is currently on sale for $69.99 and includes a free Chromecast (while supplies last). The PlayOn app is free to download and now available in the Windows Store.




Old School 3D and Retro Movies!

July 11, 2014 | Skip's Blog

There is a ton of super cool content available using PlayOn.  We're always on the lookout for the best in cool, fun online videos so we can bring them to you.
We've stumbled on a couple of real gems...
A Vimeo channel dedicated to Stereoscopic 3D.  Dust of those old blue and red cardboard glasses, pop some popcorn and hit play.  Just search for stereoscopic 3D or browse here and subscribe under your free Vimeo account.
And, for some cool retro movies, download the plugin available at the PlayOn Plugin Channel Store:
Once you have the plugin installed, select via PlayOn, select the entertainment category and check out the Retro Movies channel for some retro awesomeness.  Oh, and the plugin supports user accounts.  You can save videos to your free account online and then easily watch at any device using PlayOn!!
Happy streaming!

The SCOTUS Aereo Ruling

June 26, 2014 | PlayOn Team's Blog

This week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Aereo and fans of live network TV streaming. If you haven’t been following the case, or want more details, read this piece in The Verge.

This is a setback that, in our opinion, is the result of a fundamental misunderstanding of Consumer Fair Use and what it means. That said, there is still much room for innovation and PlayOn will continue to work to provide new solutions to empower consumers to enjoy streaming media in a manner of their choosing. With the growth of streaming media and increasingly savvy streaming consumers, we are very confident about our future and the future of other innovators in the space. We also remain optimistic that eventually our laws will catch up with consumer demand – that limited options for getting content to your TV and high prices from cable companies will be a thing of the past. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website and blog for soon-to-be-announced updates that will make streaming with PlayOn and recording with PlayLater better than ever.

HD support has arrived for plugins!!!

June 13, 2014 | Skip's Blog

Many of you have asked whether HD for plugins would be supported.  We are happy to report that we have added support for HD for plugin development....AND our developers have gone back through and polished up some of our plugins. 
HD support has been added for the following plugins with more HD plugins on the way (stay tuned!)

  • PlutoTV
  • IGN
  • Machinima
  • Twitch
  • TruTV
  • Funny or Die
  • AcornTV

Happy Streaming!!!