Get Chromecast-like capabilities on your Roku with PlayCast!


November 20, 2013 | Tracy's Blog

We’re excited to announce that PlayCast by PlayOn is now available in the Roku channel store!
 
PlayCast by PlayOn lets you send videos from the browser of your screen directly to your big screen TV through your Roku. Basically, you have the functionality of a Chromecast, without having to buy a dongle. You can use what you already have – a Roku – to cast videos from your PC to your TV.
What’s awesome about PlayCast by PlayOn is that you can cast videos using the browser of your choice, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera.
Want to see how it works? Check out our PlayCast by PlayOn page or take a look at the steps below:

  1. Download PlayCast by PlayOn for free from the Roku channel store.
  2. Open PlayOn and enable PlayCast by PlayOn for your browser in your PlayOn Settings. Click on the checkboxes to enable PlayOn for your favorite browsers, and then click the “Apply” button.
  3. Open a browser and find a cool video that you want to cast to your TV. Nearly any video on any site will work. When you find the one you want to cast, just click on the PlayOn icon, which will be at the top of your browser. Choose which device you want to cast to from the list of available devices, and watch the video on your TV!

 
A couple tips to remember:

  • Your Roku device must be on the same network as your PC.
  • To use PlayCast by PlayOn on your Roku, you must install the PlayCast Roku channel. You can get it free in the Roku channel store!
  • Having trouble? Or find a site that doesn’t play nice with PlayCast? Is there a feature that you really love? Tell us at support@playon.tv. We love hearing feedback from you.

Try PlayCast by PlayOn and let us know what you think! You can reach us on Facebook, Twitter or via email.


Streams with Screams!!!


October 31, 2013 | Skip's Blog

Happy Halloween fellow streamers!  I've been working over the last week on assembling a list of some of my favorite scary movies and TV shows...With a little help from Mrs. Channel Master and our little PlayOn minions, we think we've come up with a pretty cool list to suit a variety of tastes (and stomachs).   Watch with PlayOn or record with PlayLater to save for a weekend screamfest!
 
And, as a special treat we have added a new plugin to the PlayOn Plugin Channel Store just in time to enjoy for Halloween - Just like being at a 70's drive-in theater, without the speakers attached to your car door...Campy goodness from CreepyFlicks.com
 
http://playon.tv/channel-store/channel/creepy-flicks
 
 
For the Grown Ups

  • Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2 - Crackle, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime
  • Night of the Living Dead - Crackle, Hulu, Amazon Prime
  • Nosferatu - Amazon Prime
  • Hellraiser - Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime
  • Supernatural - Netflix (prior seasons), TheCW (current season)
  • American Horror Story - Netflix, Amazon Prime (prior seasons), Amazon VOD (current season)
  • Psycho - Netflix
  • Poltergeist - Amazon Prime
  • The Gate - Amazon Prime
  • An American Werewolf in London - Amazon Prime
  • The Exorcist - Amazon VOD
  • Re-Animator - Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • The Night Stalker(Classic Series) - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/hammerheadx1
  • The House on Haunted Hill (1959) - Hulu
  • The Shining - Amazon VOD
  • The Cabin in the Woods - Amazon Prime and Netflix
  • Repulsion - Hulu

 
For the Entire Family


Exciting new plugins hitting the PlayOn Plugin Channel Store


October 21, 2013 | Skip's Blog

We've added several cool new plugins over the last couple of weeks.  Be sure to stop by the Channel Store to check them out....and, as always, free to download!
 
 
PopCorn Flix:  Popcornflix was created for people who want to watch "Great Movies. Free." Popcornflix has full-length movies that will make you laugh, make you cry, scare the heck out of you, or inspire you to hug the person you love.
http://www.playon.tv/channel-store/channel/popcorn-flix
 
 
Daily Motion:  Dailymotion is one of the leading sites for sharing videos over the Internet.
http://www.playon.tv/channel-store/channel/daily-motion
 
 
Twitch.tv:  Twitch is the world’s largest video platform and community for gamers.
http://www.playon.tv/channel-store/channel/twitch
 
 
Machinima:  The Dominant Video Entertainment Network for Gamers
http://www.playon.tv/channel-store/channel/machinima
 
 
CBC:  Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster. Includes television shows, news, and sports programming. Programming available only in Canada
 
 
Stay tuned - More exciting content on the way!


TargetTicket.com and PlayMark...an excellent combination!


October 2, 2013 | Skip's Blog

Has anyone checked out the new TargetTicket service?  It looks pretty cool so far.
 
I've been testing over the last couple of days and it turns out you can use PlayMark to watch videos from TargetTicket.com at your TV or mobile device...Or record those videos with PlayLater!
 
With a bit of patience, touch of magic...and some secret sauce - you can be watching or recording your favorite videos from TargetTicket.com in no time :)

Here goes:

  •    Stop the PlayOn server
  •    Hold SHIFT+ALT while starting the server again
  •    In the Internet Explorer window that opens, browse to TargetTicket.com
  •    Log in and play a video
  •    Close this IE window
  •    Now, launch IE (normally) and browse to TargetTicket.com
  •    Click on My Library
  •    Play a video. 
  •    Click on the PlayMark button

 
Now you'll see the PlayMark window open with a message indicating "analyzing" followed by a message indicating there were no videos detected.
 
 
DON'T PANIC! 
 
 
Click on next and you should now be able to select the video again in the PlayMark window.  This time the video should be detected and play in the PlayMark window.  Crop the video, click next and then choose to "save", "save & send to", or "save and record"...
 
That's all there is to it...As always, if you have any trouble just let us know.  We are happy to help...Providing solutions and spreading the media streaming love - that's what we're all about!


Season 4 of White Collar available to stream free!


September 21, 2013 | Skip's Blog

Many of you have asked about shows like White Collar from USA Network. Leading up to the premiere of a new season, USA generally makes the entire previous season available to stream free at Hulu...and White Collar is no exception.
 
For a limited time, season 4 is available to stream free in its entirety. And it's web only so it's not available using Hulu Plus - but you can watch on your TV or on your mobile device using PlayOn. Or use PlayLater to record the series before it expires. Happy streaming!
 
 
 
http://www.hulu.com/white-collar


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