I’ll keep this short… I’ve got a lot of writing to do today. I usually don’t write articles to share deals (that’s what my Twitter account is for), but I this is special deal that I wanted to specifically call out. It’s too good to just let it slip off your timeline.
I’ve previously written about PlayOn Plus. You can read the review, but I think the title really says it all: PlayOn Plus Will Change How You Watch Television.
If you aren’t familiar with PlayOn Plus it allows you to turn a Windows computer into a DVR recording just about anything that’s streamable online. That’s hundreds of channels including all the popular major networks. You can simply set up a subscription and tell it to tape all episodes of NCIS and they’ll be there waiting. It even has an “skip advertising” option.
It doesn’t just work with the networks. You can record Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Video, Hulu and others. Perhaps the best feature is that you then have a file that you can bring anywhere. This means that my kids can watch Amazon’s awesome Tumble Leaf or Go Diego Go! in the car on a long trip. I don’t need to worry about having an internet connection and/or the cost of streaming data on my wireless plan.
And until the end of the year, you can get this for just $40… forever. It would be a great value at $10/mo., but the one-time low-fee is probably the best value in entertainment today and a must for any cable-cutter. I’m not even a cable-cutter and it is a great supplement to my cable’s plan and DVR (though I’m trying to ween myself off of that).
The deal ends in 2016, so you should probably grab it now before you get busy with the rest of the holiday rush.
Oh man!! I would LOVE something like that, but have a Mac. Do you know if there is a Mac alternative?
Lazy Man says
I don’t have a Mac, so I wouldn’t be an authority, but I don’t know of one.
I have a PlayOn Plus subscription and love it. I don’t subscribe to cable, but between PlayOn and my OTA antenna I have more than enough content to watch. One of the great things about PlayOn Plus is that you can subscribe to certain feeds shows and have it download new episodes automatically. For example, I enjoy CBS’ “Shark Tank” and I just subscribe to it on the PlayOn app and then I can stream saved episodes on my Roku. Keep in mind that episodes aren’t available via the web feed indefinitely so for infrequent TV watchers like myself, having a local copy eliminates that “clock is running” feeling.
Lazy Man says
Brent, this is exactly what I do with The Grinder, the first show I tried it with. I need to spend about 15 minutes moving my regular shows from my cable DVR to these feeds, but I haven’t done it yet. If it works for few months and if I can get OTA working well (my initial attempt where I live now didn’t work nearly as well as the last place), I think we could cut cable television.
The two reasons I keep cable now are for DVR and reception, not the actual cable channels. It’s a waste of money and I’m embarrassed by it.