PlayOn Sidesteps The App Store, Streams Hulu And Netflix To Your iPhone/iTouch/iPad

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Hey, programmers — tired of waiting for the App Store to approve your digital pride and joy?  Take a page out of PlayOn's playbook: unhappy with how Apple was dragging their feet on the approval, they went the HTML5 web-app route and came up with a way to stream video (including Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, and other sources) to your iDevice.

Here's how it works: First, you have to be a registered PlayOn user, which'll set you back $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 after that, or a flat up-front fee of $79.99.  Next, download and install the PlayOn client to your PC (sorry, no Mac version) with a home Wi-Fi network.  Once the app is running, open up a browser on your mobile device and surf over to to see a list of devices running PlayOn.  Select the desired device, and your PC will sling a variety of video content to your handheld.

The PlayOn PC client can also stream to video consoles or other devices in your house.

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[Via Mobiputing]