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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: 149MB
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4.0/10
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Latest version

5.0.75 (December 6, 2022)



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Software License

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



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




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.

Subscriptions
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.

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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.

Discover
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.

YOUTUBE




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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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23 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


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: 5.0.34.32514 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: 5.0.34.32514 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10




Years ago when I bought a lifetime PlayOn, there were few options.
Playon downsides are 1) it records in real time - so a TV show is 20 minutes long, it will take 20 minutes to grab/capture, 2) it puts an intro and outro on every video announcing PlayOn and your IP address, 3) they add a bunch of junky channels in the channel search
I just (within the past month) tried two other programs: Kigo and StreamFab
Kigo worked ok sometimes, but froze quite a bit
StreamFab is what I use now. It downloads fast - so a couple of minutes for a 20 minutes episode. It goes so fast, that you end up downloading beyond the limit on services like Amazon and HBO. But StreamFab keeps those episodes in queue. So I just come back the next day and click Start All. If my limit period has passed they start, otherwise I get the warning message, and start again.
PlayOn is vastly inferior these days. Even Kigo with its penchant to freeze still downloads faster than "watching".


Review by MxMShare on Mar 9, 2022 Version: 5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




Just another disappointed customer of Playon TV. A key business value is trust. Playon lost that trust when they abandoned their customers that purchased a life-time license. Their published reason, we just don't want to spend the money to maintain the desktop platform. How about move those customers to the new Cloud platform. Playon has lost the trust of current customers!

Review by Richard Wallace on Feb 5, 2022 Version: 4.5.130.31291 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




Sounds good but it isn't: it is just a buggy and counterintuitive low performance DVR.
Tech support by email comes after long delays and is ineffective.
Closed captions inaccessible.
Not recommended.


Review by Ike on Dec 31, 2021 Version: 5.0.14 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10


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