This app requires that you have PlayOn Media Server running on your PC. You can get PlayOn for free at www.playon.tv.
With PlayOn you can easily watch local videos from your PC on your iPhone or iPad. PlayOn will also aggregate all of your favorite streaming content from over 60 sites into one easy-to-use intuitive interface on your PC.
Want to do even more with PlayOn? Upgrade to PlayOn Plus for as little as $4.99 and you can not only watch local videos on your iPhone or iPad, you can stream to your phone using the same intuitive interface. You can also record streaming video from virtually any streaming site, including Netflix, HBO Now, HBO Go, and Hulu. You can cast videos to your TV via your Xbox, Roku or Chromecast. Have Apple TV? You can use AirPlay to stream to your Apple TV. We've got you PlayStation folks covered as well -- use your PlayStation to watch any streaming video on your TV via the PlayOn server. You can do all of this from the device, from your PC, or using your iPhone/iPad as a remote.
New in this version is a media player for PlayOn recordings that are stored on your phone.
Here is a list of just some of the supported channels you get with PlayOn: Netflix, Hulu (no Hulu Plus required), HBO Go, HBO Now, ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, Comedy Central, PBS, MTV, HGTV, ESPN, ESPN3, TV.com, Cooking Channel, The Food Network, PBS Kids, Acorn, Vevo, Sprout and many more. New channels are being added continuously!
Imagine catching up on your favorite TV series while waiting for a flight, or enjoying a sitcom commercial-free during an oil change. Wherever your daily life takes you, PlayOn can entertain you. Try it risk-free. Install this free app, then download the free PlayOn software to your PC. You’ll be up and running in 5 minutes.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs major work
I have the Playon subscription service and the app. I am lucky to get 50% of the recordings I set on the PC to actually reward. The support team has been good about tweaking different settings on my Windows 10 pc, I record straight to a Synology NAS with 20 TB available for recording but still have more failed recordings than success.
The biggest problem for me with the app which tends to have a higher success rate of recording is that you must select each individual episode to record, there should be an option to record the entire season, as well as to subscribe through the app. I also ding it very odd that you are limited to 720p definition on recordings. Fortunately my Synology NAS and Samsung UHD 4K tv do a nice job of upscaling when I stream on my network.
Decent start, but much work needed to make it much more user friendly.
Horrible app. Neither the PC app or the iPhone app would ever work when it actually came to PLAYING a video. It barely worked to just navigate through either of them. At first everytime I tried to play something it would keep giving me a popup to upgrade, which I had already done. Then it stopped doing that and anytime I tried to play anything it would just sit on 100% loading for 10+ minutes until I finally had to shut it down myself every single time. And even if I was using the phone app the PC app would freeze and I would have to shut the whole thing down. I was super excited for this app, but Save your money-This app is the worst. The only positive is that the support team responds very quickly. I am currently waiting on them to refund my money. We will see how long that takes.
In our house, we use three Roku devices and have Playon install on our I-phones. I'm happy to say that playon now works perfectly on all of these devices. In the past, Playon has had connectivity issues. I seriously believe that the root cause of those problems was lack of sufficient memory on the PC. It was right after we upgraded from 4G to 8G of ram on our PC that the connectivity/buffering issues went away. I especially like the Playon Picks channel and the scheduled recording. It all blends together seamlessly for our household. Thanks Playon!👍
- MediaMall Technologies, Inc.
- 1.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 MediaMall Technologies, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.