The PlayOn Digital Media Server is way cool

I downloaded and installed Media Mall’s PlayOn Digital Media Server software for my PC.  It’s a neat little media server that runs on your PC, and allows you to stream internet video from your PC to your PS3, Xbox 360, and other devices that support DLNA.  You can stream video from YouTube, Hulu, CBS, Netflix, CNN, ESPN, and they added Amazon’s VOD service last week.

It was extremely easy to set up.  Downloaded and installed on my PC, inputted the IDs and passwords for some accounts like Netflix, and the PS3 picked up my PC right away.  I haven’t tried everything out, but the quality is standard definition, which for the moment is completely fine by me.  I’m curious how it looks on HDTV, but I suppose if you have a decent TV, it’s going to upscale for you. As long as your PC fits the minimum specs, and you use ethernet or 802.11g or higher, you should be set.

PlayOn Media Server on PS3

PlayOn Media Server on PS3

I think Hulu is especially groovy.  I thought it was good before when it was just SNL reruns and Family Guy.  Now you can even watch old time 80’s shows like Airwolf and The Facts of Life.  I just watched the pilot episode of Airworlf for fun while blogging! The PlayOn software costs you a one-time $39.99 if you choose to keep it after the 14-day trial, but it’s a done deal for me. Who wouldn’t want to curl up on the couch and watch Alf again?

Before I forget…. thanks, Anil!

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3 Responses to The PlayOn Digital Media Server is way cool

  1. Anil says:

    I wish they would add the ability to stream your own files. I heard it was coming soon.

  2. jimboy says:

    check out Orb. it’s free and will let you stream your own files.

    i have never heard of playon before. i’ll have to check them out.

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