Seven Years the Fool, but There is hope.

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I have read so many negative things here, and I have to agree with almost all of them. Living in the mountains has it's pro's and con's. We have only two ISP available to us. They are both pricey and have data caps. I was happy to just have cable until I went visiting with friends and family. They all had these super big flat-screens. They handed me the remote and I was amazed at all the movies, series, and just plain old school local channels. I have been disabled for several years and movies have become a large part of my life. By the time I returned home I just knew I had to get in on the action. I'm not very PC friendly and completely ignorant to how most of my app's work. I'm playing catch up and seem to just get more and more confused. Prior to purchasing two smart TV's I read up on everything I could to understanding streaming movies. What a concept!! Now I have the 10-12 GB's with UN-metered access from Midnight to 5 am all week. Before my new TV's I would get a warning about 15 days into our month to watch my data usage. Now there's just the two of us and mostly used for e-mail. So Smart TV's are up and running. Took me another 2 months to teach myself how to start a "Home Group" and get all of these devises to talk to each other. I was so thrilled with the beautiful colors. The picture just pops out at you. I was one happy camper. We watched our very first movie. Picture perfect, I could see every strand of hair on the actors. We picked a series "Breaking Bad". Still, just a great picture, and then, just like when computers would give you "The Blue Screen". A little red circle right in the middle of the screen buffering. This just continued on and on until I was just so frustrated I wanted to scream. I went to my PC to see if there was some problem with Exede. I could barely open up my e-mail. A few minutes later I get an e-mail from, you guessed it, Exede warning me that on the very first day of my month we had already used all of our data. I was crushed. What good is having candy if you can't have any? My monthly damage is just above $61 a month. Sure, I can purchase additional data at $10 for 1 GB. Last month we had company and of course everyone wanted to connect their devises and watch a few movies. I ended up paying $471 for the extra data. I swore at that point I would never do that again. I don't know about anyone else, but I just can't afford to do this. When I think of all the things I could have gotten for this money. What's even sadder? For all the additional data, we still didn't get to watch but a handful of movies. They still kept doing whatever it is they do to turn us off. I just think it's horrible that the company knows they can take advantage of us.

The reason I've posted this is so I could share a patch with anyone having the same irritating issues. I've found a program which allows me to schedule programs any time I want to. The initial program is free. I've been using it all week. When Exede shuts me down I can cast everything I've recorded completely to my Smart TV's when off line. It does a lot of other things as well. As I've said, it's not a fix, but it's a pretty good patch. I'm posting the web site for you below. The program is very user friendly. I don't think you can beat the price. A life-time license is $50. It feels like Christmas!! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

http://www.playon.tv/refer-a-friend/rafid/MzczNTM0
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Katie

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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There's been a few people that has had luck with Play On. Since it's not our product we can't endorse, suggest or recommend it as a way to help with streaming hence why we never suggested it.

Glad it's working for you!
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Play On is for Windows only, so that rules me out. Play On is cheaper than NightShift which currently only caches Netflix media. Creating a "Media Library" of downloads is illegal unless the Media Library of "cached downloads" is routinely purged (as NightShift does). If Play On does not purge the Media Library, your "life time" license might be short-lived.
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Katie

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Thank you James, I was unaware that it was only for Windows. I wouldn't have wanted to steer anyone in the wrong direction. Definitely not my intention. Sounds like you know your programs much better then me. 
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The Playon Lifetime license is for the Playon software, not the items downloaded using it.
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Katie

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I don't know why I feel like I need to apologies, but I'm sorry if I wrote something incorrectly or wrong somehow. I'm your average senior citizen and not very computer savvy. Of course the license is for the software. I don't understand what else it would be for. I was just so happy with the product that I wanted to share.  
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james1979

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I understand that the license is for their software. My point was that one might see something like this when visiting https://www.playon.tv/



unless Play On has gotten all of the proper licensing or legal clearance as Night Shift did: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/09/netflix-nightshift-caches-shows-on-your-home-network-to-boost-speed/

Play On appears to be legitimate, yet too good to be true. Thinking, I would now guess that, like Night Shift, Play On requires an active subscription to the source of the downloaded content to use the "Media Library". And also, the Media Library would need to be encrypted and not transferable.

I can't try out Play On, but I'm glad that it's working for you!