PlayOn Brings PC-to-TV Video Casting to Xbox One

PlayOn Browser gives Xbox One users Chromecast-like ability to cast online videos from their PC to TV

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kneon3841d ago

Most of which will become redundant once dlna is supported.

5eriously3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

Now who want to do that? My Internet are connected directly to my TV so are my PC via HDMI? So what are the real world benefits?

HolyDuck3841d ago

A lot of people don't hook their PC up to their main TV and use a smaller monitor for it, you really couldn't think of having a group of friends round and casting your Movies to your TV instead of having to crowd around a tiny monitor?

5eriously3841d ago (Edited 3841d ago )

HolyVuck people are so stupid! Ever heard of wireless access, DNLA, Media servers?

I guess not as those with consoles know exactly how to stream via media servers and how to do it all! (wink)

Godmars2903841d ago

Wonder why they're making it exclusive when before Playon has been usable from the Wii to PS3 and 360.

mixelon3841d ago

I don't see the point. Install PLEX on computer on your network. Set up library folders for any downloaded media you have.

Install addons for your favourite video sites. (The escapist, ign, youtube etc all have them)

Access the Plex page in your console's browser - PS4 and presumably X1 too. Watch anything you like - for free! Yay!

Plex will work even more seamlessly once DLNA support is added, but for now its actually pretty great already.


You've Enjoyed Game Pass' Day-One Releases; Now It's Time To Pay The Piper

As exciting as Game Pass' Day-One releases are, sustaining it all is easier said than done; the price hike was all but inevitable.

LG_Fox_Brazil1d 6h ago

Ain't paying jack. MS were the ones who put themselves into this situation

Jin_Sakai1d 6h ago

No thanks. I’ll stick with PlayStation and Nintendo.

InUrFoxHole8h ago

I'll pay. Not getting day 1 with psn or nin

Obscure_Observer1d 1h ago

Imo, Gamepass is just too good to ignore so I don´t give damn about the price hike.

As an Ultimate subscriber since day one, I´ll stick with Ultimate and play many of the most exciting and amazing upcoming AAA games from both XGS and third party developers day one!

Let´s go!

purple10113h ago

imagine subscribing for all these years in wait for greatness, then being served up Luke warm Starfail and Redfail and a bug filled Forza 8, with less tracks than the older one,

all while paying $15, for months on end,

PhillyDonJawn10h ago

You forgot getting fed Outerworlds, Gears, Forza Horizon, Halo, Stalker, Ori, MLB, Yakuza, Doom eternal, Ea access. sound like good eating to me

DivineHand12510h ago(Edited 10h ago)

It's mostly day-one 3rd party releases on Game Pass. Xbox sparsely releases 1st party titles as you all know. Several day-one titles are being released this month and none of them are 1st party

Reaper22_9h ago

Don't kid yourself. Forza is the best in the genre and gamepass is still the best deal out there. You sony guys know that because you're so emotional over this stuff. Microsoft is in your head. First with the purchase of Activision and then with the latest showcase. But don't fret. Everything is gonna be OK. Ive heard that PS Home is planning to come back next year. Possibly in VR. Now that sounds interesting.

Lightning778h ago

@Divine few Months later it's all about 1st party again, yet wasn't the case at the beginning of the the year, man I wonder why..... That argument came right back around in no time, didn't take long. Hell I been hearing that almost a year now it's been about 3rd party.

Then wants Indy and Avowed drop it'll be about 3rd party right.

No consistency just pure clownery.

FinalFantasyFanatic1h ago

What about those of us who are predominantly Nintendo or PC? I still think it's a meh service, but I also didn't see much point upgrading from PS Essential either.

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Eonjay11h ago


What price would be too high for you? Is there such a thing?

PhillyDonJawn11h ago

$30 a month. That's too much at that point. Till then price hike don't effect me. Just got 4 3 months card for $31 a piece

InUrFoxHole8h ago

Whoaaaa there sir. I agree the value is still there but i certainly care about the price hike. Push back now and guard the future. Look at sony. Gamers said nothing now they're dealing with gaas

Einhander197220h ago

I bet the standard tier turn into the wasteland that games with gold was before they turned it into game pass so they wouldn't have to give away monthly games or anything you could keep and boost subscribers numbers so Phil could release numbers months after they said they weren't going to reveal numbers anymore. (totally not another lie of course...)

Elda13h ago

It was inevitable. Folks have to realize any & everything goes up in price, no matter what it is.

jznrpg12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

Agreed but they said it would not go up because of the acquisition and it clearly went up because of it. If they didn’t BS so much it wouldn’t be as big of a deal imo,

Elda10h ago

Any company saying that is BS, it should definitely go in one ear & out the other. Again....prices go up eventually no matter what it is.

FinalFantasyFanatic1h ago

From experience, I hear a lot of companies say, "we will not raise prices", only to shortly after raise the price, there's no way they could sustain Gamepass without a price increase.


Good luck explaining that to a certain fanboy group…

Outside_ofthe_Box11h ago(Edited 11h ago)

Tried telling that to a certain fanboy group when game and console prices went up 🤷🏾‍♂️. I remember the company being able to afford to eat rising costs being the rebuttal.
Bet you weren't as understanding of that concept then as you are now huh?