PlayLater: DVR for Online Videos

When you first began using a DVR, didn’t it feel like it revolutionized your television watching experience. The DVR allowed you to watch anything at anytime, easily. Well now you can do the same for online videos. PlayLater allows you to record online videos, save them to your computer and then watch them offline or on your mobile devices.

PlayLater works with over 40 online video channels such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, HBO Go, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Disney, PBS Kids and many more. You do need to have a subscription to record from pay channels such a Netflix and HBO Go.

What are the advantages of using PlayLater to record videos?

  1. Many videos are not available online indefinitely. Once you record a video through PlayLater you can watch it forever.
  2. You can watch recorded videos without being online.
  3. No more putting up with slow streaming. Great for airplane use.
  4. Watch videos when you are traveling outside the U.S. from channels that are not available in other countries.
  5. Watch your favorite videos on your mobile devices.
How much does a great service like this cost? You can try PlayLater with a free month trial and record up to 10 videos. Then, if you love it as much as I do, you have several options for payment:
  • Six months for $9.99 with a $2.99 per month renewal
  • $49.99 lifetime plan
  • Pay for a month at a time at $4.99 per month
  • $24.99 annually¬†
PlayLater is simple to use. Once you download the software you will see a guide with all of the available channels. Just choose a channel and search or browse for the videos you want to record. You can also download additional channel plugins. PlayLater is a product of PlayOn, software that allows you to stream videos from your computer to your TV or mobile device.
Full disclosure: I received a free subscription to PlayLater. However all opinions are completely my own.


  1. I am seriously considering doing this. $50 seems like nothing.

  2. Did you do a free trial? Would you pay the $50???

  3. I got it totally for free for reviewing, but I love it and definitely think it is worth the price.

  4. I have not heard of the service but loved reading about it and it seems like something that would become invaluable.

  5. Just curious…Tivo was so revolutionary in the beginning because it allowed you to blip over the obligatory commercials. Is there the function of blipping over the obligatory online commercials with this program?

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