Playon icon

Playon icon

Playon

Mobile Apps Entertainment
Description

PlayOn is an app that allows you to manage all of your digital video streaming services from a single, simple dashboard.

Platforms
Browser iOS Android
Links

Alternatives to Playon

  1. Kodi alternatives

    Kodi

    Free

    Kodi is an award winning free and open source media player that got its start on the Xbox console. It is now available across many devices and is used primarily to stream movies and television show...

    {{ alternatives[0].votes }}
  2. Plex alternatives

    Plex

    Freemium

    Plex Media Server is a media streaming software service that allows users to stream large amounts of content seamlessly with one device. This company was developed in 2013 and has physical locatio...

    {{ alternatives[1].votes }}
  3. Emby alternatives

    Emby

    Freemium

    media server for personal streaming movies tv music photos in mobile app or browser for all devices android iOS windows phone appletv androidtv smarttv and dlna.

    {{ alternatives[2].votes }}
  4. MediaPortal alternatives

    [widgetkit id=26] MediaPortal: Find Out More "MediaPortal is a stellar example of how free, open source software can harness the power of the masses and deliver a powerful and productive...

    {{ alternatives[3].votes }}
  5. TVersity alternatives

    TVersity

    Commercial

    TVersity Media Server is a DLNA media server software designed for streaming video, audio and images to your DLNA device (including game consoles, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and Roku), to mobile d...

    {{ alternatives[4].votes }}
  6. Splash alternatives

    Splash

    Freemium

    The smoothest Video Player you have ever seen. Rediscover High Definition quality with state-of-the-art Picture2 technology!

    {{ alternatives[5].votes }}
  7. JRiver Media Center alternatives

    JRiver Media Center

    Commercial

    Home · Download · Purchase · Support · Company. Share? The Most Comprehensive Media Software · The best choice for seamless audio, image, television, & video....

    {{ alternatives[6].votes }}
  8. HBO Now alternatives

    HBO Now

    Commercial

    With HBO NOW®, enjoy instant and unlimited access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, movies, comedy, sports, and documentaries.

    {{ alternatives[7].votes }}
Suggest an Alternative

Missing a software in the list? We are always happy if you help us making our site even better.

Suggest an Alternative

Playon Reviews

We have 4 reviews for Playon. The average overall ratings is 2.0 / 5 stars.

Write a Review
Guest avatar
PlayOn does not Play well with others!
written by RK on 2019-02-26 16:29:12
Overall
Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value For Money

Overall Opinion: The PlayOn site describes their program as the answer to people's quest to capture streaming videos for later viewing. This concept is great - download the movies and TV shows that you can access through streaming services, such as Hulu and Netflix. Execution, however, is patchy and unreliable. The service will work great for weeks at a time, then suddenly you can't record from any of the channels that you have been recording from, for weeks at a time! Update to the latest build, same problem. Wait for a week or two for the corrected build, then you get to record for a couple more weeks, until it breaks again. The frustrating process starts over, and you are without recording service for several more weeks.

Pros: There are no Pros to an application or software program that is unreliable and stops working for weeks at a time.

Cons: The Cons are that the application or software program is unreliable and stops working for weeks at a time (refer to my Overall Opinion).

RK is using Playon every other week since a couple of month.
Guest avatar
Playon Review
written by Robert on 2019-05-22 17:27:20
Overall
Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value For Money

Overall Opinion: Playon is not a good idea to buy if you are outside the US. Some major streaming services in Europe are not on the list.

Pros: -

Cons: -

Guest avatar
Playon Review
written by hollidaytb@gmail.com on 2019-08-15 18:20:31
Overall
Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value For Money

Overall Opinion: Glad I only purchased a 3 month service. Playon access is limited and almost all current and many older programs are blocked and cannot be recorded. For those few that can be recorded Playon consistently fails. Frustrating to be 30 minutes into a recording and then "Fail to record." My list of "failed" recordings is huge my list of successful recordings is minuscule and all are standard vice HD. Playon is a good idea that just doesn't live up to its promise.

Pros: -

Cons: -

grex avatar
My Opinion on Playon
written by grex on 2018-06-08 08:05:02
Overall
Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value For Money

Overall Opinion: The way many of us watch television has changed. Streaming media like Netflix and Hulu offer an affordable solution to the traditionally expensive cable packages, and they also allow you to watch the TV you want on your schedule. That doesn't mean an all streaming entertainment ecosystem doesn't come with disadvantages as well. From having to sort through multiple streaming services to find the programming you're looking for to picking a device that gives you all the streaming services you have a subscription to, there are still some hurdles the digital streaming community has to face. PlayOn is a piece of third party software that takes measures to improve how you record and watch videos via your streaming services. The centerpiece of the PlayOn experience is its ability to record videos from any of your streaming services. All of the shows or movies you choose to record are saved in a high-quality MP4 format, so you can be assured knowing that you'll get crisp video free from stuttering. The control you have over recording is respectable. You can set a subscription to an entire show, so new episodes will be recorded whenever they enter streaming rotation, and the ability to set designated times for recording means that you can avoid slowdown during peak computer use. Set it to go overnight and rest easy knowing your bandwidth won't be affected during your waking hours. You can also skip right through the commercials to enjoy an uninterrupted experience from start to finish. Transferring these recorded files to other devices is also easy, so PlayOn is a great choice if you're worried about a program leaving a streaming choice before you have the chance to watch it. It's also great for setting up a playlist for a road trip, remote vacation, or daily commute, where consistent internet connections may be sorely lacking. Another strength of PlayOn is its versatile ability to work as a media server. Streaming devices like Rokus and Amazon Fire can be a great way to condense your streaming services into a single device, but many of these streaming devices are limited on what services they support. PlayOn can let you juice up your streaming device with added features. As a media server, it allows you to organize all of your photos, video, and media in one simple interface and project them directly through your streaming device or smart TV. But using the PlayOn app directly or a handy browser extension allows you to stream any browser based video service to your box as well, essentially circumventing restrictions on the apps available through your device. Both a desktop and cloud option of PlayOn are available. The former is a full service application that can run on your computer, while the latter allows you to record streaming videos on your phone or other mobile device.

Pros: Ability to set recording times automates the process Skipping commercials is a huge boon

Cons: Cloud services charges you per video recorded Requires setting up a complex network for features that might be of limited value\

grex is using Playon every other week recently.

Screenshots

Playon screenshot 1
Playon screenshot 2
Playon screenshot 3
Playon screenshot 4
Playon screenshot 5
Playon screenshot 6
Playon screenshot 7
Playon screenshot 8
Playon screenshot 9
Playon screenshot 10

Playon Videos

Youtube Video: Review: Playon Affordable PVR DVR Software - Record Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video etc.

Playon is an affordable dvr - pvr software program that allows you to record tv shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and additional apps. Playon referral link: http://www.play...

Disclaimer: This video was not made by us, but we found it interesting enough to embed it here.

Comments

Commenting on this article is disabled right now.

About This Article

This page was composed by Alternative.me and published by Alternative.me. It was created at 2018-05-02 07:06:36 and last edited by Alternative.me at 2020-03-06 07:51:25. This page has been viewed 21946 times.

Did you like this article about Playon? Please rate it!
6 of 8 liked this article. This is equivalent to a star rating of 3.75 / 5.
Yes
No

More Software in Mobile Apps > Entertainment

More Popular Mobile Apps

Filter Platforms

{{key}}

Filter Features

Access all of your media files in one program Offline media access Plex Live News Automatic Digital Sync
Suggest an Alternative to Playon
{{ suggestSubmitSuccess }}
You can only sugggest alternatives that are already published on our platform. If you want to submit a software or app, please visit your account page to submit a software.
List of Suggestions
Please start typing the name of the software you want to suggest as alternative to Playon in the field above.
{{ suggestSubmitError }}
Suggest {{ suggestedAlternatives.length }} Alternative(s)
Login
This action requires user authentication. Please log in.
Don't have an account yet? Sign up.