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PlayOn Home (replaces PlayOn Desktop) is a robust PC app that enables you to record streaming video. Record from all of your favorite streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max and more. Once a show or movie is recorded, you can watch anywhere, anytime, even offline. Cast it to your TV or take it to go on your mobile device. PlayOn will even automatically skip the commercials for you when you watch. PlayOn Home turns your PC into a fully-featured DVR for streaming video.

Trialware $40
OS: Win
File size: 171MB
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Latest version

5.0.181 (June 5, 2024)


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Download PlayOn Home 5.0.181  171MB  Win

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Software License

Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $40)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

PlayOn Home 5.0

PlayOn Home 5+ replaces PlayOn Desktop.

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All features

Record Anything

Record streaming video from over 100 popular streaming sites including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO GO. See what's on

Stream and Cast
Easily stream and cast shows to a streaming device from your desktop, tablet or phone.

Record and Download
Record and download streaming videos as .MP4 files. No expiration date on downloads.

Record an entire season with just one click. Subscribe to a series to automatically record new episodes.

Skip the Ads
Automatically skip the ads with AdSkip when you playback your recordings.

Off-Peak Recording
Tell PlayOn when to record, so you can keep your bandwidth and PC free during peak hours.

Take it With You
Transfer recordings to your mobile device. Watch anywhere, anytime, even offline.


Free Features:

Media Library

PlayOn Desktop streams all your media, photos, videos,music, and PlayOn recordings (Desktop or Cloud) to your TV for free.

All in One Place
A dashboard that aggregates all of your favorite streaming sites in one place for watching on your PC.

Find content easily as well as get curated recommendations.

Always Something New
Record, cast, and stream the shows and movies hand-picked by the PlayOn team every month.


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Acronyms / Also Known As

PlayOn Home, PlayOn Desktop, PlayOn Media Server, PlayOn Digital Media Server, playon, Playon

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26 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

I've been using PlayOn Home for the last 2 years to make recordings. While there are occasional issues I've found it to be quite stable overall, particularly given what it does and how much it relies on individual streaming provider websites. Haven't found any other solutions that are as reliable while supporting so many different streaming providers. A slight learning curve, PlayOn Home is definitely worth the cost of the license fee to be able to automatically record current shows and my family's favorite movies.

Review by Kim Carsons on May 15, 2024 Version: OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

They stole money from their users who bought lifetiime licenses. Broke the software, reissued it under a new name.
DO NOT TRUST this company.

Review by Bill on Jun 23, 2023 Version: 5.0.107 OS: Windows 11 Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

I had the Playon Desktop with lifetime and it worked fine; but then they decided to take it from me with the option of playon home or cloud; which has not been working very good. they should have kept the playon desktop for the ones like me who gad lifetime version. this is a disservice and I think it was just a reason to get more money

Review by Robert on Mar 27, 2023 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10

I purchased an older version of this product several years ago and early this year migrated to this PlayOn Home version. The channels I want to use the most are usually broken. I've seriously started searching for something else. This product used to be great but I'm quickly finding that there are better options out there. From now on I'll always research user reviews before purchasing just about anything. I found that channels typically break the most in the summer and this is currently proving to be still true. I don't know if their staff goes on vacation/holiday or what but repairs take three or four times as long in the summer as they do in the other seasons. I won't be buying another year of this service but it used to be adequate for my needs. No longer.

Review by NLWPS11 on May 31, 2022 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 3/10

Rating by NLWPS11 on May 31, 2022 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10

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