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cdtech20059 80 18 July 16, 2016 at 12:38 PM in Entertainment (4) More PlayOn Deals
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Record your favorite online shows. Take them with you on your summer travels. Watch on the plane, in the hotel, or by the pool. Your shows ad-free, anytime, anywhere, even offline. PlayOn is for the new way we watch TV.

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I think we've all had their "lifetime" license and been screwed. You've been warned.
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PlayOn Lifetime License holder now being required to pay additional monthly service fees.
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Not this again. Let's wait for the PlayOn shills come on and say they got their money's worth.
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They offer a lifetime for the piece that was offered. Then they rewrote the application and then offered a reduced upgrade to the lifetime with the new features.

I've bought 2 lifetime passes and will say that there product is a lot better now than it was several years ago.

If you have a use for it to record streamable shows without commercials to watch offline, I'd recommend it!
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Oooh a deja-vu!
"Get a lifetime license for PlayOn Premium for a one-time charge of $39.99.* ..."
Mmkayy.. yea let's just say, 'lesson learned'.

Dear PlayOn,
I would like to contribute ideas for your future programs:
2018 PlayOn Ultra
2020 Super PlayOn
2022 PlayOn Turbo
2024 Hyper PlayOn: Anniversary Edition
2028 PlayOn EX
2030 PlayOn MAX
Long live PlayOn! Now please don't forget your early supporters.
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Last edited by VreebieZ July 16, 2016 at 04:19 PM.
Thumbs down for these scam artists
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PlayOn Lifetime License holder now being required to pay additional monthly service fees.
At the end of that Reddit post it says:

EDIT: Problem resolved - this can probably chalked up to a "dumb end user" issue. I was running the PlayOn Settings program, starting and stopping the server to no avail. With the help of Support, I found there is a separate actual PlayOn program. Running that program and logging into my account from within the program, restored all my original accessibility.

I can't speak to others' complaints that predate my experience. Support has always been quick to respond and helpful in tweaking settings and offering fixes. I for one have been using their product since Sept. 2015, and besides the occasional incompatibilities that arise (usually as a result of a particular streaming service changing something which requires PlayOn to respond in kind to, usually a couple days inconvenience at most) I've been satisfied with the product and service and would recommend it. It's very handy especially for the wifi only Android tablets on the road. I stayed on the fence for years before taking a chance with them, and haven't regretted it yet.
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I'm thinking this is worth it for $40. Let's assume every couple years they upgrade the service which forces you to "re-up" the lifetime license, for $20/year I think it is worth it. Am I right or wrong on that? Being able to record online streaming show easily just might finally wean me off DirecTV and its awesome DVR. I will miss ESPN but I think I can deal with that.
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Last edited by snowcrash July 20, 2016 at 02:43 AM.
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I bought the Lifetime License when they introduced 720p HD (about, what, 3 yrs ago or longer?). I haven't had to pay any more and I've had at least 5 updates since then at no charge.
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Last edited by Cotosoti July 28, 2016 at 01:40 PM. Reason: Added time since purchased
Every time I see this I almost jump on it. Then I think....will I ever use it? Probably not.
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