Featured on Forbes, The New York Times, and Money (among other publications), PlayOn Internet TV is one of the few legitimate providers out there outside Smart TV. With compatibility to a number of devices including Wii U, Roku, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3, this service charges you one time and then you never spend another dime unless subscribing to one of the services that it supports.
It works like this: download the app to your PC, wait until your device recognizes it, and then stream wirelessly to whichever device or devices you own. PlayOn aggregates videos from all the major channels and also allows you to subscribe to any of the pay-to-play services you’ve grown to love — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. There are also a number of additional “channels” from independent developers that are worth a look, which may or may not charge. Great way to get all your TV content in one place, eliminate the cable bill forever, and negate the need for buying multiple set-top devices. Just choose one and stick with it. And recently, for an extra $10, you can get a DVR function.