MediaMall Technologies, a software company based in USA, has launched the free PlayOn app for handsets having Android 2.2 operating system and above.
The application allow users to stream personal media and online videos from networked personal computers to Android handsets over Wi-Fi and 3G. The media library of PlayOn app has video contents from Hulu (ABC, NBC, Fox, etc.), Amazon VOD, Netflix IQ, TBS, CBS, PBS, the Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, ESPN3, NFL Rewind, MLB, MTV, VH1, Syfy, Spike, TV.com, The Ultimate Fighter and others.
Android users have been waiting for a Netflix app for a long time, and the Hulu fans might have been frustrated over being blocked if they had an Android device. The PlayOn app comes just at the right time for such users. Though the app itself is free, but it would not suffice for the users. Existing PlayOn customers can download the mobile app for free from the Android marketplace.
Jeff Lawrence, chief executive officer, MediaMall Technologies, says, “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to affordably access online video content using the screen of their choice. With support for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii, Google TV, Roku, iOS, and now on Android, PlayOn offers the most affordable one-stop solution for accessing online video content on your living room TV and mobile device.”
The new users can try it for free for two weeks, and after this period the app itself and full library of content can be purchased by paying $39.99 (approx Rs 1,810) for the first year and $19.99 (approx Rs 900) for subsequent years. If the users are ready to pay $79.99 (approx Rs 3,600), they can have the app for life.