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PlayOn - The Big Holiday Sale []

For a limited time, you can get lifetime PlayOn HD and PlayLater HD licenses for $19.99. You get AdSkipper included. Add HD for $5 more. For way less than usual. Win!

As you may recall, PlayOn slings shows from your Windows PC to various devices, including tablets, smartphones, game consoles, and media center boxes. It's akin to Roku, with your PC filling the role of "the box." (Indeed, you can actually use a Roku box as the bridge between your PC and your TV. And that allows you to stream from Hulu without paying for a Hulu Plus subscription.)

As for PlayLater, it can record from most of the same channels that PlayOn can stream. These include ABC, Amazon Instant Video, Comedy Central, Food Network, HBO Go (!), NBC, SyFy, and TBS. (Obviously certain channels, like HBO Go and Netflix, require you to have an active, paid subscription. But many of them are free.)

In other words, PlayLater turns your PC into a DVR that can record various normally-unrecordable sources for later viewing. It stores these recordings as MP4 files, and can even auto-sync with iTunes so they're queued up and ready for viewing on your iDevice. (Those files will also play on Android, Windows Phone, and other devices.)

Note: This merchant gets a bad rep for its definition of "lifetime." They give you a license for the lifetime of the product, but only for the specific product. If they come out with a new feature set, they usually call it by a different product name and your existing license won't work for the new features (ex. When PlayLater was added to the product line, existing PlayOn licenses didn't work for it. Also, when they added HD capability, it was an upgrade for existing PlayOn lifetime licenses). However, this deal is cheaper than the usual 1 year license cost, so as long as I get a year out of it, I win. More than one year, bonus!!!
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Wow this price is really good. I never jumped earlier because of the much higher price. I am genuinely interested in this, anything I should watch out for?
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Reading the reviews on CNET if it sounds too good to be true it is.
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I'm uneducated when it comes to PlayOn...I only know about their bad reputation. In the world of Roku, XBMC, Netflix, Chromecast, etc. do I still need this? What am I missing out on?
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still miffed at them screwing over those who bought their "lifetime" licence, and then a year later, it became useless. Do not trust this company
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Sorry, but this should be front page. I'm an avid supporter of play on - at the very least it basically gets you hulu content without having to pay their subscription fee. I have not used the playlater feature, but with the new adskipper, it sounds promising.

I know the stories about the lifetime license stuff, but I've been paying $19.99 a year for it and it was up again due in December. No brainer for me.
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Quote from musicman40nj View Post :
Reading the reviews on CNET if it sounds too good to be true it is.
Yeah, I tried to note the rationale for most of the negative reviews in my original post. From your link, it looks like the majority of the negative reviews fall into 2 buckets:
1) the "lifetime" license issue I already posted about
2) Getting your money back within the 30 day money back guarantee is near impossible.

If I end up really hating it, the $25 for me isn't a big loss. Much easier than losing the normal $75+ price for this.
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can It record bbc iplayer shows?
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Guys, be sure to check out this page: link []

It list all the requirements for each channel, some of them require you to be a cable subscriber:
*Get access to more shows if you have a cable provider account."
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I've had play on for about 18 months now and I love it. I've never had any problems with it at all. I have no experience with the play later portion, so I can't comment on that. I'm pretty sure what it does can be duplicated in other ways, but I'm not that tech savvy and this has been very easy to use. Here is what I know. It is a program that runs on your computer, that allows you to access the shows on the network websites and stream them to your rokus, my son also uses his xbox to stream playon, we also access it through our Kindle Fire's. There are quite a few devices listed on playon's website that give you access. It also allows you to access regular HULU through roku, there is only a HULU Plus channel right now, YouTube- Roku has since added a YouTube channel but I like playons interface better. I can also stream HBOGO through playon since directv isn't an approved provider for the roku HBOGO channel. There are also channels that are redundant w/ roku- Netflix, Amazon, etc. The best part that I've found are the private "scripts", basically channels, that people create. I use these to stream "vipbox", which gives access to just about any sporting event, and "one channel" which allows you to stream just about any tv show or movie that has been uploaded on the net, included cam copies of new releases, TV shows within hours of broadcast, etc. There are also scripts that stream live TV. There is also a feature called "play-later", that allows you to mark any video you find on the net and stream it to your tv or other device later. Play on made cutting the cord a lot easier, I paid around $50 for the lifetime license and I'm very glad I did. I'd pay $50 a year for it. $20 is a great deal in my opinion.

One more thing I do not have the HD feature, so i cant comment on that.
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Last edited by wa52lz December 3, 2014 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I agree that the product works as advertised, however I cannot justify paying for the same product again that was suppose to come with a "lifetime license." PlayOn's advertising tactics seem knavish at best. Thanks op for the post (I will rep), but TD for the product.
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still miffed at them screwing over those who bought their "lifetime" licence, and then a year later, it became useless. Do not trust this company
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what better this or plex? So far i've been using plex and it been doing a great job.
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