We’ve mentioned PlayOn a couple of times here so I wanted to give a quick update to announce it is finally moving out of beta. This media server software essentially acts as the middleman between a PC and any DLNA compliant device, such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, to deliver streaming video from popular Internet sources like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube.
The company behind PlayOn, MediaMall, says it is honoring the pre-production price of $29.99 until February 8, when it will go up to $39.99, and is offering a 2 week trial to all users (whether you have tried it before or not). We should note however that not everyone will be able to take advantage of the service right away – you need wired, powerline or wireless N Internet. Also notably missing is the ability to fast forward video, which can be frustrating to those with slower or unreliable Internet access, as they won’t be able to resume streaming from where they left off in case the connection is lost.