Though the method is a bit roundabout and a little bewildering, users of the BlackBerry 10 in the US and Canada are now able to access Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, and a wide variety of other streaming video services, according to The Next Web.
It goes like this: PlayOn, the online TV streaming service, has launched an app that allows BlackBerry 10 users to enjoy those above mentioned streaming video services. Simple enough, right? Wrong. In this case, the content does not come directly from Netflix or HBO GO. The user needs to download the PlayOn service on a Windows PC which then relays the signal to a BlackBerry 10-based phone.
You still with us? Okay, maybe it’s not the most complicated thing in the world, but BlackBerry 10 users will likely have a mixed reaction to this. While being able to use these streaming video services is most certainly a plus, needing a Windows PC to do so will absolutely make it difficult for some, maybe even an absolute deal-breaker. On the plus side, PlayOn does include apps for basic television channels like Comedy Central, NBC, and CBS.
A subscription to the PlayOn service is either $24.99 annually, or you can pay double that ($49.99) once and get PlayOn for the rest of your life.
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