Introducing PlayOn’s Show Finder: Find Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies on PlayOn!


September 10, 2013 | Skip's Blog

Introducing PlayOn’s Show Finder: Find Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies on PlayOn!

A couple weeks ago, we asked you to challenge us to find your favorite TV shows, movies and clips to watch via PlayOn. You rose to the challenge and we had hundreds of requests for shows ranging from classics (I Love Lucy) to current staples (Breaking Bad)! I enjoyed telling you all how to watch your favorite shows and movies on PlayOn. I enjoyed it so much we decided to put my knowledge of where to find shows into an awesome new feature on our website – The Show Finder. Show Finder gives YOU the ability to search for your favorite TV shows, movies and video clips to watch on PlayOn. It cuts out the middleman (me) and puts the power in your hands.

We’ve spent quite a bit of time compiling this database of TV shows, movies and clips and categorizing what PlayOn channels you can use to access them. If you come across a show that is not in the database, let us know and we’ll keep an eye out for it. We hope you find this new feature as helpful as we do! How to use our Show Finder:

  1. Go to http://www.playon.tv/showfinder.
  2. Type in the name of the TV, movie or video clip you are searching for.
  3. A list of PlayOn channels will appear where you can find that TV show/movie.
  4. If a show or movie is not available, please email us at showfinder@playon.tv and we will try to find it for you.

That’s it! Super easy to use and helpful beyond belief when you want to watch something specific on PlayOn. So what do you think? Will you use the PlayOn Show Finder? Let us know your thoughts, questions and comments on Facebook and Twitter, or by email.


Nostalgia's calling...


September 6, 2013 | Skip's Blog

Hi gang!  I have been going through all of the results of the 5 day challenge we did a while ago and have assembled part 1 of the list of YouTube links and usernames for some of the great shows you all requested.
 
The Monkees, The Muppet Show, The Great Space Coaster, The Carol Burnett Show...Take a trip back to your childhood and enjoy!
 
Add usernames to the YouTube list in PlayOn Settings, subscribe to those users under your own YouTube account or use PlayMark to organize videos into your own custom channels...We are all about creative solutions.  And if your show isn't on this list, stay tuned...more exciting stuff on the way!
 
 
The George Lopez Show:  https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=george+lopez+s...
 
Tru Calling:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=tru+calling&lc...
 
Dateline NBC: DatelineNBCreports
https://www.youtube.com/user/DatelineNBCreports
 
Cake Boss:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=cake+boss&lclk...
 
Hardcore Pawn:
https://www.youtube.com/user/HDHardcorePawnTV
 
Cougar Town:
https://www.youtube.com/user/misschacha2911
 
Dark Shadows:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=dark+shadows&l...
 
Press Your Luck: greenwater735
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=press+your+luc...
 
Classic Game Shows:  gameshowtemple
 
Sale of the Century:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=sale+of+the+ce...
 
Jeopardy:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=jeopardy&lclk=...
 
Nature Documentaries (and Animal Planet vids): AlliantContent
https://www.youtube.com/user/AlliantContent
 
The Outdoor Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=outdoor+channe...
 
The Carol Burnett Show: superspecialesme
 
Dog and Beth on the Hunt (PlayMark):
http://www.cmt.com/dog-and-beth-on-the-hunt/episodes.jhtml
 
American Ninja Warrior (PlayMark):
http://www.g4tv.com/ninjawarrior/videos/
 
The Match Game, Wheel of Fortune, What’s My Line:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MatchGameProductions
 
Gilligan’s Island TV Movies:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=gilligans+isla...
 
Patty Duke: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

Leave it To Beaver: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

The Beverly Hillbillies: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

Gunsmoke: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

Dobie Gillis: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

Rawhide: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 

Andy Griffith: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 
Hulabaloo Performances:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hulabaloo&oq=hulabaloo&gs_l...
 
Shindig Performances:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=shindig&oq=shindig&gs_l=you...
 
Backyardigans: ChildrenMediaCartoon, phables101
 
Wonder Pets: coolbearmak
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wonder+pets&oq=wonder+pets&...
 
Hogan’s Heroes: iParatrooper04
 
Small Wonder:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=small+wonder&l...
 
Perfect Strangers:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=perfect+strang...
 
Mr.Belvedere
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=mr+belvedere&l...
 
The Odd Couple, NewsRadio, All in the Family:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUjLNhaxX56PZUQMSUvwr9w/videos
 
Three’s Company:
https://www.youtube.com/user/threescompanyvideos/videos
 
Moesha: moeshaepisodes135
 
Riptide: Rollingthunder41
 

Go-Bots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlSOE-6EdgA
 
Home Improvement: Serial638
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=home+improveme...
 
New Avengers:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=the+new+avenge...
 
Kung Fu: OfficiallyKungFu
http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficiallyKungFu
 
The Monkees: themonkeesrule12345
http://www.youtube.com/user/themonkeesrule12345
 
Have Gun Will Travel: NickatNiteBlknWhite
 
The Price is Right Pilot Episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX35wivlucE&list=TLLIT6veeaEX4
 
The Howdy Doody Show: ClassicTV789,goldenclassictv
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=howdy+doody&lc...
 
Car 54, Where Are You?: pippykins
https://www.youtube.com/user/pippykins
 
Moonlighting: WeeMac1270
 
The Muppets:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MultiMumpitz
 
Bill Nye The Science Guy:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mychannelofscience/videos
 
Ghost Writer: IBeGhostwriter
https://www.youtube.com/user/IBeGhostwriter
 
Carmen San Diego:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=carmen+sandieg...
 
Wishbone: 90sProject
https://www.youtube.com/user/90sProject
 
G.I. Joe: stickpge,PunchorKissFilms
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=GI+Joe&lclk=long
Square One TV (and other great educational programming): TonyDuMont
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=square+one+TV&...
 
Spiderman (1967) and other classic Superhero cartoons: SuperheroKAPOW
https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperheroKAPOW
 
VR.5: vr5fan
https://www.youtube.com/user/vr5fan
 
Space 1999:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=space:1999&lcl...
 
Munsters Go Home!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV5h4XfBUeg
 
The Addams Family:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=the+addams+fam...
 
Newton’s Apple (and other eductational videos): lvlagnetoTwo
 
3-2-1 Contact: HomeschoolDad5280
 
Mama’s Family: jennprbabe
 
Tripping the Rift: AlienShame
 
Baby Blues: Castrum
 
The Green Hornet tv series: TheGreenestHornet
 
Border Wars Season 1-5: BorderWarsTV
 
The Pink Panther cartoon: ThePinkPantherChan
 
Newhart:: PumpkinGoo
 
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: IndianaJonesCROhr
 
The Great Space Coaster: BriSchwa82
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=the+great+spac...
 
The Jack Benny Show:
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=the+jack+benny...
 
The Great GilderSleeves: wflyercomfilms
 
The HoneyMooners
https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=long&search_query=the+honeymoone...
 
Rescue 911 (segments): allgood2000
 
Perry Mason: Boblebzel
 
The Golden Girls: goldengirlpalace
 
Dinosaurs: dinosaursTVshow
https://www.youtube.com/user/dinosaursTVshow


Babble Wants to Know: Are You Ready To Cut The Cord?


August 29, 2013 | Tracy's Blog

How much do you pay for cable on a monthly basis? According to our most recent customer survey, 87 percent of you said that you spent at least $50 per month on your cable bill before cutting the cord. For those of you who haven’t cut cable yet, what are you waiting for?

Inspired by that survey, we created an infographic that helps you decide if you’re ready to cut cable and what your best options are for setting up a cable-free home. Depending on your preferences (are you a PC user? Mac user? Can’t live without sports?), this infographic guides you step-by-step through the intricacies of getting rid of cable.

Popular parenting website Babble shared our graphic – try it out for yourself and find out if you’re ready to get rid of cable:

Are You Ready to Cut the Cord?

So, which one are you? Let us know if you’re stuck with cable, might be ready to cut or are definitely ready to get rid of cable on our Facebook and Twitter, or by email.


Top 5 Ways Parents Use PlayOn and PlayLater


August 28, 2013 | Tracy's Blog

In the spirit of PlayLater winning a Mom’s Choice Award, we dedicated the entirety of last week to all of you parents who use PlayOn and PlayLater. We asked you to share stories of how your family gets the most out of PlayOn and PlayLater. We loved hearing what you had to say, so we thought we’d pass along your parental wisdom and share the top five ways parents use our software:

  1. You love using PlayLater to record your kids’ favorite TV shows before they expire online.
    You can find a ton of awesome streaming content online, but there’s usually a catch: it expires. Instead of letting your favorite TV shows and movies disappear forever, PlayLater lets you record and you're your family’s favorite media on hand and ready to watch.
  2. You use PlayOn to watch home videos directly from your PC to your TV.
    There’s nothing better than curling up with your family to watch home videos. The best thing about using PlayOn to watch home media is that there are no messy – or confusing – cords preventing you from watching your favorite memories. PlayOn makes streaming home videos from your PC to your TV wireless, easy and instant.
  3. You use PlayLater to watch TV and movies while traveling – even with zero Internet connection.
    Traveling with kids can be stressful. Whether your family is taking a road trip or hopping on a plane for your annual vacation, PlayLater allows you to pre-record TV shows or movies to watch on the go. The best thing is: you don’t have to connect to the Internet when using PlayLater. If the show is recorded, you can watch it anywhere. Plus, PlayLater is much cheaper than buying a new movie or swiping your credit card to watch a featured film on a plane trip. Not bad!
  4. You access free Hulu content on TV, without Hulu Plus.
    Hulu is one of the most popular streaming media channels on the planet as it has the latest and greatest TV shows – and a ton of great ones for kids and families. Typically you need Hulu Plus to watch Hulu’s content on your TV, but PlayOn makes it possible to stream directly from your PC to your TV – no Hulu Plus account needed! That saves you an extra $8.99 per month.
  5. You like to schedule little “me” time.
    Whether you use PlayLater to record your favorite show to watch after the kids go to sleep, or you put your kid’s favorite movie on PlayOn to get a little peace and quiet, PlayOn and PlayLater give you a little “me” time!

How does your family use PlayOn and PlayLater? You can share your story with us on Facebook and Twitter, or by email.


Mom’s Choice Award Win


August 20, 2013 | Tracy's Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that PlayLater has received a Mom’s Choice Silver Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards recognize the best family-friendly products, media and services— and this year they recognized PlayLater for its ability to bring households fantastic, family-oriented TV at an affordable price.

PlayOn and PlayLater have become staple names in our own households. Many of us PlayOn staffers have kids of our own, and instead of hearing our kids ask “Can I watch TV? ” we love hearing them say, “Mom, can I watch PlayLater?”

In honor of the award win, and because we want to thank and recognize all of the awesome families using PlayOn and PlayLater in their homes, we want to dedicate this week to parents! Moms and dads, you are the ones who are committed to keeping cable costs low for your family while still providing great TV options for everyone to enjoy. And you are the reason why your children have their favorite TV shows and movies recorded with PlayLater. Basically, you rock. We want to recognize that this week. Look for fun posts on Facebook and Twitter this week earmarked for the moms and dads of PlayOn.

Oh, and one more thing: since we consider you guys part of the PlayOn family, we want to get to know your family a little better. How has PlayOn and PlayLater impacted your lives as parents? How does your family use PlayOn and PlayLater? Share with us on Facebook and Twitter and we'll share your stories on our blog next week.


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