updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu February 17, 2011
PlayOn gets Android streaming app
PlayOn today brought its mobile app to Android for the first time. PlayOn Mobile now lets users tap the service's remote media library from a Google-running smartphone or tablet with a similar amount of control. The approach optimizes video both from traditional providers with web video, like CNN and Comedy Central, as well as digital-first services like Amazon VOD, Hulu and Netflix.
The interface is similar to the iPhone edition and needs an initial pairing over Wi-Fi, but it can work anywhere afterwards with 3G or 4G in addition to Wi-Fi networks.
The app is free to download by itself and will work for two weeks in trial mode. Subscribers need to pay $40 for the first year but can pay $20 per year afterwards. Device owners need at least Android 2.2.