Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
PlayOn software uses a PC to route dozens of streaming content channels to various devices.
Redbox Instant has debuted with frankly limited device support. Supported hardware includes the Xbox 360, certain Smasung TVs, and iOS devices. While Redbox has promised to add more devices, PlayOn has announced support for Redbox instant, thereby adding the service to a host of set-top boxes.
PlayOn is a software package that when run on a PC funnels a vast number of streaming channels to a wide variety of devices. Device support includes, the 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Google TV, OmniBox, Roku among others. Nearly every streaming cable channel is supported, which helps PlayOn's stated desire to help customers "cut the cable." Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Amazon Instant, and now Redbox Instant join the list of supported streaming services.
PlayOn is available for a year or for lifetime for current fees of $24.99 or $44.99 respectively. The company also offers PlayLater, which promises DVR functionality for streaming content.
PlayOn is available at www.playon.tv.
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