For the last couple of years, my local cable providers have been setting up aggressive pricing deals. At one point about 18 months ago, AT&T was giving either a tablet or $200 off for new customers signing a 1-year contract (for TV + internet). Surewest currently has internet and TV bundled for only $65 a month. They’re so good at getting you in, that it makes you forget the all-too-common issues: defective equipment, incorrect billing, calls to customer service, and more.
It’s any wonder the growing appeal to cut cable and save money and a bit of sanity. Sure, maybe one won’t have everything desired immediately, but a little patience and flexibility never hurts. PlayOn happens to have a pretty sweet offer for those looking to wean themselves off of expensive cable bills. Right now, customers can get a free Google Chromecast with the purchase of PlayOn and PlayLater lifetime. Considering the Chromecast’s $35 retail value, you’re only shilling $35 out of your pocket for the service.
PlayOn and PlayLater makes watching web content easy and convenient. Almost anyone should be able to find a dozen or more shows to enjoy from the PlayOn channel list. Users can stream to computers, mobile devices, or TVs in their home. If a favorite site is not on that channel list, there are plugins available for support.
The best part? The PlayLater portion of this bundle acts like a DVR, so you can record web content for later viewing. Just like how a set top box with DVR records live TV shows, you can record live streaming from the web. Subscription services, such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, work with PlayOn, and it supports both SDTV and HDTV.
If you’re interested in more, check out the PlayOn.tv website!