PlayOn and PlayLater go HD
It's fairly safe to assume that there are few people left who don't have a high-definition TV, and those who do not are the ones who aren't interested in modern set-top boxes like Google TV and Roku. Unlike the early days of Plasma and LCD, now the content is there to support the TV and prices have dropped to reasonable levels.
Now PlayOn, and its PlayLater DVR service, are joining the HD revolution. "PlayOn users can now stream up to 720p HD resolution content from many of PlayOn’s 60-plus channels, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO and ABC, to their TVs with only a broadband-enabled PC, PlayOn software and a DLNA-compatible device. Also, PlayLater users can record movies and shows in HD and watch them on mobile devices, whenever and wherever, with no Internet connection needed", the company announces.
"Our main purpose with PlayOn and PlayLater is to give users access to all the content they love to watch on their TV and mobile devices without having to pay the high price of a monthly cable subscription", says Jeff Lawrence, president and co-founder of PlayOn.
The upgrade isn't free, though it also won't damage your wallet. Existing customers can add HD streaming to their subscription for a one-time cost of $4.99 (PlayOn) and $7.99 (bundled for PlayOn and PlayLater). New users can purchase HD with their PlayOn and PlayLater subscriptions for as little as one dollar a month, or $9.99 lifetime.