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Entries from August 2008

Watch streaming internet video channels on your TV with PlayOn

August 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to watching streaming internet video. The good news is that there are now many new legal ways to watch video on your PC (think of web sites like Hulu, YouTube, and even NetFlix with it’s new streaming service). Those sites have an amazing amount of content available and more and more is getting added every day. Hulu lets you watch full episodes of hundreds of TV shows like “The Office” and “The Daily Show” as well as a growing catalog of movies with very few commercial interruptions. NetFlix allows their subscribers to stream over 10,000 movie and television selections (see my previous posts here and here). And YouTube lets you watch just about anything that isn’t copyrighted (and even some content which is).

The bad news with many of these services is that you’re still tethered to the computer. Hulu and YouTube are designed to be viewed from within a browser. NetFlix works the same way, although it does offer the Roku NetFlix Player which can be connected directly to your TV (read about that here).

I’ve talked about various ways to be able to watch that content on your television instead of on your PC but, outside of Roku’s NetFlix Player, most of those solutions get pretty complex. But now there’s a new piece of software out there which may finally allow you to easily watch that web content on your television. It’s from MediaMall Technologies and its name is PlayOn. Let’s take a look.

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Tags: Computer Software · Home Theater