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#1 Tiako

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

http://view.playon-e...d670c7c7313&r=0

#2 UnlockPotential

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

Wow. If this is legit then it sounds awesome. :D I'll wait for others to confirm.

#3 gooflee

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

It is listed on DealNews, so it looks legit. I am surprised that they would be giving a free 1 year with all of the financial problems they went through.

#4 Izod

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

PlayOn is a gret service well worth paying for. I use it for free Hulu on my X360 as well as an easy media server. Love it well worth buying if you have a lot of media or use Hulu frequently

#5 Monoxide1986

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

What exactly is this? Third party software to run top of netflix, hulu, etc? Do you have a have a subscription with netflix or hulu? Or is playon giving you access to videos? Some clarity as to what this actually does would be nice.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for posting. I don't have a Wii U, but I passed this along to my buddy who won one in last month's Burger King promotion.

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#7 InFlames215

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

What exactly is this? Third party software to run top of netflix, hulu, etc? Do you have a have a subscription with netflix or hulu? Or is playon giving you access to videos? Some clarity as to what this actually does would be nice.


Seriously, can you google? And so demanding. This pretty much explains it:

http://www.playon.tv/playon

#8 TommyLove

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

Sounds great and all, but wouldn't this offer fill up all the Wii-U's memory?
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

PlayOn is a gret service well worth paying for. I use it for free Hulu on my X360 as well as an easy media server. Love it well worth buying if you have a lot of media or use Hulu frequently


I haven't tried it myself, but can't you do the same thing with Plex for free? I use Plex for other media and found PlayOn to be sluggish and problematic, although it's probably been updated quite a bit since I last used it. I know the Hulu channel on Plex shows up in my upnp shares, I just haven't attempted to watch it using my 360. It's worth checking out.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

I downloaded and activated for premium. however, I can't have access too hboo go. what is going on?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

It worked. Watcing free animes on my gamepad. nice!! Thanks!!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

I downloaded and activated for premium. however, I can't have access too hboo go. what is going on?

the website says HBO Go and ESPN 3 require an active subscription

#13 Gareee

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

Basically, it looks like you install a media "server" on your pc, and the content streams off the web to the wiiU

It looks like there is a TON of free content on there as well. This week's episode of Big bang Theory is on there, for instance.

And you can watch media either on the tv, OR gamepad.

I'm wondering if we'll be able to watch a live new year's eve special on the wiiU with this?

(We've been unable to on the ps3 for the last 3 years in a row.)

Thanks to the OP on this!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:43 AM

Hmmm - might as well give it a shot.

#15 DrNo

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

Looks like you don't need to use a Wii U for this promo, http://slickdeals.ne...e-for-all-hack?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

Seriously, can you google? And so demanding. This pretty much explains it:

http://www.playon.tv/playon


Sorry, didn't mean to come across as demanding. I was posting from my phone and was trying to keep it short and sweet.

I tried looking at it on my phone and really couldn't make too much sense of it. I wasn't sure if the normal subscription service items were "free" through using this, because that's honestly the only reason I'd use it (I like free stuff). After looking from my home computer you need to be subscribed for Netflix, Hulu, etc.. I already have a custom-built media center pc that I use to stream movies and shows to my TV so this really is of no use to me. I may download for the hell of it and see what "free" content they have if there really is anything...

Thanks for posting OP.

#17 speedracer

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

I'm not saying it's a bad deal or a bad piece of software, but PlayOn as a company is shady as Fuck.
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#18 oregon

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

PlayOn can be used for many things... some people say its great, others say why would I pay 40$ year or whatever it is for the service.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:49 AM

Disable Windows Firewall otherwise you'll have an annoying time trying to get connected.. and you'll actually need accounts on Hulu and Netflix unless you've never done so before in which case you get that free month trial.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

I keep on getting error 112-1006

#21 murphyspub

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:16 AM

can't seem to get a spoof to work in firefox with user agent switcher. Anyone have any luck?

#22 MaximusDM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

can't seem to get a spoof to work in firefox with user agent switcher. Anyone have any luck?

No I couldn't figure it out, I download Chrome and it was all pretty straight forward. Afterwards you get an e-mail for download/set up.

Then I just uninstalled Chrome. Not my browser of choice.

#23 duderanch

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:54 AM

Not available for Mac users. Boo-urns.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:10 AM

any thoughts on playon?

#25 DrNo

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

can't seem to get a spoof to work in firefox with user agent switcher. Anyone have any luck?


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:46 AM

I haven't tried it myself, but can't you do the same thing with Plex for free? I use Plex for other media and found PlayOn to be sluggish and problematic, although it's probably been updated quite a bit since I last used it. I know the Hulu channel on Plex shows up in my upnp shares, I just haven't attempted to watch it using my 360. It's worth checking out.

This exactly, Plex does everything PlayOn does only better and for free. I found streaming to be a PITA with playon on my Roku. It works perfectly with no lag with Plex. Although I did find I liked how playon handled Hulu. It was easier to navigate and worked pretty well. But I did try streaming a movie from pc to ps3 with plex and that didn't impress me at all.

#27 ready2play

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:02 AM

sweet..I'm down to try it out!

#28 V4Oldboy

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:14 AM

Meh, why not. Grabbed a code. Doubt I'll ever use it though.

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#29 SeanAmI

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:20 AM

Can't get the download to work. Is there a specific browser needed?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:34 AM

I'll try it out. Thanks!

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