Just in case you aren’t familiar with PlayOn, here’s how it works. You download PlayOn on your PC, and by paying a yearly fee, PlayOn will lend you the ability to stream online media to several other devices. You can stream video from places like Hulu, Netflix, and Comedy Central, to your Wii, XBOX, PS3, and now Android device of choice.
That’s right, by using PlayOn with Android 2.2 and a little Flash magic, you can watch Netflix and Hulu right over 3G. Of course there is a fee for all this, $39.99 a year, but a two week free trial should help you decide if it’s worth it.
What do you guys say, would you rather wait it out a little longer and see if Qualcomm delivers the Netflix goods, or are you gonna give PlayOn a shot? Be sure to share your experiences and opinions in the comments below.
Android Gets PlayOn Support and More Video Content Streaming Than Ever Before
Now Watch Hulu, Netflix, TBS, Oprah, Nickelodeon, ESPN3 and Many Others on your Android Device
Seattle – February 17, 2011
After months of Beta testing, MediaMall Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has officially launched support for Android devices. The free software update and free PlayOn™ Mobile app for Android 2.2 and higher are now available to PlayOn Premium customers, enabling users to stream online video and personal media with Adobe Flash technology from a networked PC to Android mobile devices over 3G or Wi-Fi. PlayOn’s media library contains video content from providers including Hulu (ABC, NBC, Fox, etc.), Amazon VOD, Netflix IQ, TBS, CBS, PBS, the Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, ESPN3, NFL Rewind, MLB, MTV, VH1, Syfy, Spike, TV.com, The Ultimate Fighter and others.
“We’re pleased to add Android to our ever-growing list of compatible devices for streaming online video content,” states Jeff Lawrence, CEO of MediaMall Technologies. “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to affordably access online video content using the screen of their choice. With support for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii, Google TV, Roku, iOS, and now Android, among a multitude of other DLNA-compliant devices, PlayOn offers the most affordable one-stop solution for accessing online video content on your living room TV and mobile device.”
Existing PlayOn Premium customers may download the PlayOn Mobile app for free from the Android Marketplace. Those new to PlayOn can try it out free for 14 days, after which PlayOn and its full library of content, including updates for new channels and supported devices, can be purchased for $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 for each year thereafter.
PlayOn Premium customers with Android 2.2+ need just to download the PlayOn Mobile app from the Android Marketplace and initially pair the device over the local Wi-Fi network with the PlayOn media server. The device may then be used to stream online video and personal media content over 3G or Wi-Fi anywhere in the world where you can get a signal. In addition to Android, PlayOn also currently features mobile support for iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
For a full list of content providers and supported hardware platforms, and to try PlayOn for free, please visit: http://www.PlayOn.tv.
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 and PlayStation3 gaming consoles, a wide range of DLNA-compliant devices connected to your TV, iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and Android v2.2 or higher. 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.