- 04-03-12, 11:05 AM #51
Works excellent for me though - I have a home server I use for all my media servers / minecraft servers / etc etc. And I make more than enough money that 3 bux a month is not worth worrying about. So this might be a "horrible" solution to someone like you. But for people like me, this is a walk in the park - and I'm more than happy with this for Netflix .
I mean really, whats another open port on my server, a few minutes to setup, and a few dollars? I don't care about the work-around as long as it works - heck thats why I use Connect to TVersity for the PlayOn (its simpler and easier). And it does what I want as easy as I need it. So I'm not going to complain about the OP
I would prefer a free netflix app, but there isn't one, so why sit around dreaming about it? When and if one comes available, I'll start using it. Until then, PlayOn is fine with me.
Last edited by KermEd; 04-03-12 at 11:08 AM.
- 04-03-12, 11:13 AM #52
Netflix is aware of PlayOn and using PlayOn to push to your PB and has been aware of it since day one. They work closely with PlayOn - they aren't enemies secretly looking for ways to steal information from eachother lol!
- 04-03-12, 01:27 PM #53
I can confirm that PlayOn does work with Netflix.ca in Canada. Hulu however does not. If you use a service to get around the geoblocking, then Hulu works and Netflix doesn't LOL!
Its because Netflix in PlayOn is now pointing to the U.S store Netflix.com when using the work around. If I had a separate U.S Netflix account then it would work. You can use your Netflix.ca account to use Netflix.com only within web browsers and iOS devices for when you travel across the border. Too bad PlayOn isn't seen as a web browser. Oh and the PS3 for some reason works as well, although I don't know anyone that would travel with one of those. (no for Xbox and Wii)
**Update** Xbox works as well now. I never bothered to test the Wii
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- 05-07-12, 08:16 PM #56
Seem slike a big inconvience that you must have your pc on and running all the time in order for this to work.
What if your PC is off, and it's 2 floors down and your in bed and just want to watch a quick movie/tv show?
What if your PC is hooked up via ethernet? Do you have to now buy/hook it up via wifi in order for this to work?
And the paying an extra $5.00/month or $20.00/year? I understand an app developer needs to make money, but your already paying a subscription to Netflix and Hulu+. I doubt many would like to pay another.
- 05-07-12, 10:15 PM #57
You cant expect developers to rebuild netflix + ui + streaming + video + licensing. Netflix is closed sourceand uses Silverlight (alos xlosed source). Sorry mate
Splashtop is an idea too.
- 05-07-12, 11:09 PM #58
PlayOn is more then just Netflix and Hulu+. you just need check it out, is an all in one solution for media streaming, best of all, is just one application to fit them all
What might be an inconvenience
to u might not be to the next person. For me it was the simplest solution to have Netflix and Hulu on my Playbook. Also Lifetime option is $40 and its free to try. For me this is cheap.
This app does a lot more than Playing Netflix on your Playbook.
I no longer have a Netflix account, but this app is still useful for a lot of other things.
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- 05-08-12, 11:23 AM #60
They should eliminate the need for a home server and offer computing in the cloud to do that (perhaps via Amazon EC2). We need something like OnLive, but for video content streaming rather than video games. I see they have OnLive Desktop, which could be used, but it's just iOS and Android.
- 10-03-12, 07:57 PM #61
PlayOn is offering a 6-month subscription for $15 bucks. I finally caved and will try more than the 2-week trial. The kids have been asking about NetFlix again, so it's worth a trial. Was about to do the lifetime sub with free Roku, but this way I can get a better feel than the two week thing. Besides, I've got a Roku already that hasn't been used much lately. Not quite sure where it even is right now. Plus, I kinda like the feeling that I'm sticking it to Hulu, since they won't let us stream like a desktop browser and won't make a Hulu+ app either.
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- 10-03-12, 08:32 PM #62
- 01-10-13, 05:27 PM #71
And using a different browser with a settable User ID doesn't work either. It seems to detect the platform in another way.
- 01-11-13, 03:49 PM #73