Android users with Froyo or higher can now get Netflix, Hulu, CNN and more streamed directly to their phone

Android users with Froyo or higher can now get Netflix, Hulu, CNN and more streamed directly to their phone
It has long been a dream for many Android users to be able to access Hulu on their phone; even those with Flash on their unit have been unable to use the streaming service. But now, there is a solution. Those using an Android device running Froyo or higher can sign up for PlayOn. With this service, you will be able to watch streaming video from CNN, PBS, FOX, ESPN 3, Comedy Central, Spike, Netflix, Hulu and more. Video can be streamed through 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi.

The service costs $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 for each additional year. Or, you can pay $79.99 for a lifetime subscription. The PlayOn app is available for free in the Android Market and new users can get a free two-week trial. Now you might never put down your Android phone.

source: BGR

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22 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i've been waiting for this forever, it was kind of buggy at first but it ended up playing the shows i like to watch quite nicely.

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

anybody knows if this works with all froyo devices or just ones that have adobe flash support?

15. rome1987 unregistered

dont think flash support is needed because ipad and iphone dont have it

19. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

iphone and ipad wont be able to stream video from this service... its for android. apple is lacking in the streaming capabilities. they may pave the way for innovation (touchscreen smartphones, facetime) but droid is perfecting it.

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Does it show new episodes immediately when the show airs or is there some kind of waiting period? this is what puts me off with online tv streaming. Also does it get Top Gear? I needz my Top Gear!

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Try the free trial from the market place.

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

depends on what sources you have.

18. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

duh... obviously the better the phone the less time it takes to buffer on netflix. you have to wait for it to buffer on computer in most cases as well... if you dont like the service on the computer you wont like it on the phone. the phones that run 2.2 but dont have 1g processors for example may take a min or two but thats a pretty reasonable amount time. consider the LTE phones though.... its going to fly. especially the bionic on verizon...LTE and dual core!

20. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

also most of these services (comedy central, pbs, fox, espn, cnn, hulu,) usually wait to after the show airs to put it up on the internet. netflix waits for it to go on dvd. like i said, if you dont like the service on your computer, you wont like it on the phone in most cases.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Most likely just the ones that can run flash.

14. rome1987 unregistered

the iphone and ipad dont have flash tho

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Android version of the app requires that you have Android 2.2 w/ Adobe Flash.

21. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

i love this comment... it feels satirical but its not lol

22. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

"the iphone and ipad dont have flash though...." hahahahahahahahahahaha sorry budy... maybe you should got a droid lol

6. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Mobile manufacturers better move quicker to send updates for those who have handsets that should get Froyo or later. As consumers can't wait forever and miss the boat.

12. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

can you hear that samsung?

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Imagine watching Netflix on the Xoom....LOVE IT.

8. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

risky...20$ for a year or 80$ lifetime...lifetime = 4 years(20x4=80) most people dont keep their smart phones for more than 2years b4 moving on and what if u get disconnected and wifi is only available -___-...risky xD

9. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

App purchases and subscriptions are tied to your google account, not to your phone. Assuming your new phone is also an android phone, you can just log in with your old account and get access to all your paid programs.

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i got my lifetime license for $30. wait for a good deal.

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

i already pay for netflix...im not payin more to stream to my phone. ill just wait for the netflix app to come into flourishing.

17. icepikk

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Well you will need to get a phone with the new Snapdragon chipsets that are being made then, like with the LG Revolution. Hopefully you can upgrade then or be willing to pay for a new phone with the chipset outright.

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