February 18, 2011 | by Michael Heller
The news that Netflix will only be available on certain DRM-enabled Qualcomm devices may be a bit easier to swallow after this story. PlayOn is a multi-platform program that essentially lets you sling streaming media from your desktop to another device, including XBox 360, PS3, Wii, iOS device, Google TV, and now Android (provided you have 2.2). The service will cost you though. You can either pay a flat $79.99 lifetime subscription fee, or $39.99 for the first year, and $19.99 each year after that. There can be quite a bit of value for your money though.
Unfortunately, you have to have a Windows PC to make it all work, but if you do, you’ll be able to sling streaming video from your PC to any compatible device. You’ll need to install the program on your PC, and the app on your Android device, then you’ll be able to watch video from Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, ESPN3, CNN, Amazon VOD, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, BET, PBS, SyFy, and a ton more.
There is a 2-week free trial, so give it a shot and let us know what you think!