PlayOn, the service that streams many popular online media offerings around your home via DLNA, recently received some updates in its free version, PlayOn Lite. For many, the most interesting update is the addition of HBO GO.
If you’re an HBO subscriber, and your provider will authenticate you to access HBO GO online at hbogo.com, you can now watch HBO GO through PlayOn. This may help alleviate some of the concern some cable customers have had accessing HBO GO on the big screen, since many connected TVs, boxes, and game consoles support PlayOn or DLNA in one form or another. MediaMall, the makers of PlayOn, state that HBO GO is available for free to PlayOn Lite users for a “limited time,” suggesting that continued use will eventually require a paid subscription to PlayOn Premium.
Another interesting update is PlayOn’s My Media feature, which lets you stream content from your own local or network folders through PlayOn. This feature has been in beta for quite some time now, and it gives users a way of viewing their own videos on devices that otherwise don’t natively support DLNA, like Roku boxes.
Source: Media Mall Press Release