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Posted by admin On July - 14 - 2010

Here are 3 Best Free Alternatives to PlayOn.

PlayOn is a popular software that can stream lot of media content to your TV. It supports Netflix, Hulu,  CBS, Youtube, Pandora, and lot more. You install this on your computer, then it streams the content to XBOX, PS3, or other supported devices. They in turn stream that to TV. PlayOn is pretty good, but it can set you back by $40.Here are free alternatives to PlayOn that provide some of the similar features.


Boxee is the best free alternative to PlayOn. Boxee is a really amazing software to stream  content to your TV. Unlike Playon, Boxee doesn’t needs to be connected to a XBOX or PS3. It can directly stream content from your PC to your TV. Boxee supports streaming Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and a lot more. One of the great feature of Boxee is that it provides an extensive library of TV shows. You can search for your favorite TV show, and stream that instantly.

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X


XBMC is another good free alternative to PlayOn. XBMC is a full fledged media center for your computer. It is open source, and cross platform. XBMC even works with Xbox. XBMC lets you play all type of media, including CD/DVDs, and stream content from the internet. It can be controlled via commonly available USB remote controls. So, just start XBMC on your computer, connect that to your TV, and sit back and enjoy.

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X


MediaTomb is a good replacement for PlayOn. MediaTomb is another free media server to stream media to UPnP compatible devices. MediaTomb works only with Linux right now, and needs a UPnP compatible device to stream media. It can stream both video as well as audio files.

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Works With:    Linux    

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