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DownTheShore
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Beautiful NJ
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·Verizon Online DSL

Playon Holiday Sale




For those interested, Playon is currently having a holiday sale.

PlayOn is media server software for your Windows PC. With PlayOn, you can use your home network to magically stream your favorite online shows, movies, and home media files from your PC to your TV, smart phone, or tablet. To display videos on your TV, PlayOn relies on a game console or other supported device such as a Roku.

PlayOn works on the following devices:

Wii
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
iPhone
iPad
Android phone (Requires OS 2.2)
Roku
OmniBox
Google TV
Kindle Fire
Moxi HD DVR
NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000
HP MediaSmart TV
brite-View CinemaTube
Cirago Network HD Multimedia Center
UEBO M200
Showwx
ZAAP TV
Jadoo TV

PlayOn will also work on a number of other DLNA-compliant devices:

Keep in mind, we can't test every DLNA compliant device out there, but most of them are compatible with PlayOn...Here are some of the other DLNA devices we're aware of that work with PlayOn:

Diamond HD Media Wonder Full HD Media Player
DirecTV HR20/HR21/HR22
D-Link DSM-510, DSM-520, DSM-750
Internet@TV
Mvix ULTIO
Myka
Pioneer KURO HDTV
SageTV HD Theater
Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
Sony Bravia DLNA-compatible HDTV
vmcPlayIt
Western Digital TV Live
XBMC

Playon is a premium channel that allows you to access over 55 channels of programming, much of it channels that you have to have cable tiers beyond basic to access. There are also about 63 plug-in channels that you can add to the service, created by the community to address various interests.

»www.playon.tv/buy/
»www.playon.tv/content-channels

I use it with a Roku device and am happy with it. Your computer runs as a server for it on your home network.
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HarryH3
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·Suddenlink

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Tempting! All the channels seem like they could be bandwidth cap-killers though. If this is installed on an HTPC, can you stream stuff locally (I.e., to the TV attached to the PC)? Their pages only list all of the other devices it can stream to.



darcilicious
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Forest Grove, OR
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·Frontier FiOS

1 recommendation

said by HarryH3:

If this is installed on an HTPC, can you stream stuff locally (I.e., to the TV attached to the PC)?

PlayOn aggregates video content from the web so regardless of your set up, the PC that has PlayOn installed is going to get that content from the Internet and yes, it will count towards your usage.

However, streaming it from the PlayOn PC to any other device/player on your LAN will not count towards your usage.
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