The firm behind PlayOn, the popular online video streaming service, announced its new PlayLater service. PlayLater allows users to record streaming video from nearly any website — including popular cable programs such shows from TBS, CBS, Adult Swim, and more — for watching at a later time. Its offline cachine features means you can store the video for watching even when a connection isn’t available, too. It’s exactly like a DVR, which means you can choose what you want the software to record, and simply forget about it until later. PlayLater is supported on PCs, and recorded content can also be watched on mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPad. Early beta users will receive a free one-month trial of PlayLater, after which it will cost $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Hit the jump for the full announcement, as well as a chance to be one of the first 5,000 users in the early beta.
Introducing PlayLater, the DVR for online video. Now you can record and watch your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, even offline!
Today, we are kicking off the closed beta for PlayLater, the world’s first DVR for online video. PlayLater is a revolutionary new technology that lets you record your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports events from nearly any website and watch them later, even offline.
If you travel or commute and don’t always have an Internet connection, PlayLater is the perfect way to keep up with your favorite flix and shows. We don’t care if you’re on a plane, train or automobile*, you can watch any shows you recorded with PlayLater.
PlayLater brings the functionality and convenience of your standard DVR to online videos. Tell PlayLater which shows you want to record, and just like your home DVR, PlayLater will record it and let you watch when it’s convenient for you. You can queue up a bunch of shows or movies to record, so you never run out of new content to watch.
Record Any Channel Available With PlayOn
PlayLater lets you record almost any video available online, from nearly any website. Queue up the latest Hollywood blockbuster, find your favorite music video from the 80s, or record the pilot episode of Always Sunny in Philadelphia for tomorrow’s train ride into work.
Watch Your Videos On Any Device
Of course you can watch your PlayLater recorded videos anytime you want on your PC, but if your PC is connected to your TV, you can easily watch your recorded content on your Television too. When used with our flagship product, PlayOn, you can watch your recorded content on your iPad, iPhone or other mobile device.
PlayLater works with any Internet connected PC and costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Beta users will receive a full one-month free trial. To be one of the first 5,000 users in the closed beta and get PlayLater free for a month, download here http://www.playlater.tv
We are passionate about new technology and online video. As more people look online for video content, they will demand more flexibility in their viewing, including a DVR. With PlayLater, we are ready to deliver the ability for people to watch anytime, anywhere.