PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

Summary: Android users have been waiting a long time for Netflix support. But thanks to PlayOn's new mobile app, they won't have to wait until Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chips ship next year.

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Android users have been waiting a long time for Netflix support. But thanks to PlayOn's new mobile app, they won't have to wait until Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chips ship next year.

The mobile app (compatible with Android 2.2 and higher) uses Adobe Flash and a connected PC to stream media content via 3G and Wi-Fi. Some of the many, many source options include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video On Demand, TBS, CNN, MTV, MLB, Adult Swim and Comedy Central.

The app itself is free to download from the Android Market now. However, access to the PlayOn Premium library costs $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 for each year thereafter. New users can get a 14-day free trial too.

For a closer look at how the PlayOn app for Android works, check out the promo video below:

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  • Try it!

    You'll be amazed at what you can watch via PlayOn from your PC vs what is offered directly via your Android browser. I think they do this to avoid the copyright pitfalls that keeps content from being available everywhere. (Example Hulu) Kudos PlayOn for creating a solution that is available on every device even my PS3 and now Android phone!
    seeit360@...
    • RE: PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

      @seeit360@... sounds cool but $40 is steep.
      slickjim
  • RE: PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

    "compatible with Android 2.2 and higher"

    Well, that counts me out. My Android phone isn't eligible for upgrade and I'm stuck on 2.1. I'll never buy another Android phone again.
    Andre Richards
    • RE: PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

      @Andre Richards what is your phone?
      slickjim
      • RE: PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

        @Peter Perry Droid Eris. Bought it at a time when Google and Verizon hadn't announced anything one way or the other about its upgradability and later cut it off. Still irks me a little. I know it's a cheaper phone but there's no excuse for not being able to support minor updates.
        Andre Richards
    • RE: PlayOn mobile app brings Netflix, Hulu to Android smartphones

      @Andre Richards
      What type of phone do you have? Almost any android phone can be upgraded to 2.2 with a custom rom. Ex. HTC Eris. Check out xda developers. They are just an awesome crew. Google search for your phone and you'll get it.
      chethammer