PlayOn Cloud for Android lets you record, store, and stream Netflix videos

While having streaming video services like Netflix, Hulu and others have offered us a way to watch some of our favorite movies and TV shows when and where we want, you can’t record or store any of those videos once you leave the service. PlayOn has offered a way for people to record, store, and stream videos from Netflix and others for some time. This week, the company has launched the PlayOn Cloud app for Android, which offers a new way to handle those recordings.

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Previously, PlayOn let subscribers to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and others record and store their videos on a Windows or Mac PC. PlayOn Cloud, which launched for iOS several months ago and is now available for Android, does away with the need for a PC to store those videos. Now they can be contained in a cloud server for streaming or download anywhere. You even have the option to automatically skip any commercials that might pop up in some recorded TV shows.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that, unlike other cloud storage services that charge by the gigabyte, PlayOn Cloud charges customers per video recording. The typical cost is $0.40 per video, although the company is offering customers a way to purchase credits for as low as $0.20 for a limited time. Also, the recordings stay on the PlayOn Cloud server for only 30 days, so if you want to keep them, you need to download the videos to a PC or other compatible storage device before that deadline arrives.

While there are certainly some limitations with this setup, PlayOn Cloud does offer a way for users to store, download and keep movies and TV shows from Netflix and other sources that might disappear from those services in the next month. If you are wondering if all this is even legal, PlayOn says current laws regarding DVRs are on its side.

[Deal] Amazon knocks $10 off the Echo Dot for a limited time

Today is the best day of the year for you to buy the Echo Dot from Amazon. The online retailer currently has its smaller in-home digital assistant available for $40, which is $10 less than the everyday price. It’s a discount we haven’t seen since Black Friday 2016. Like the Echo, the Echo Dot is […]

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Amazon Echo Dot sale cuts $10 off regular price for a limited time

Amazon recently kicked off deals on refurbished versions of the Echo and Echo Dot — the refurbished Echo deal is still happening — and now you can now save some cash on a new Echo Dot, too.

For a limited time, Amazon is selling the Echo Dot for $39.99, which is $10 off its normal asking price. This deal applies to both the black and white versions of the Echo Dot.

The Echo Dot is meant to be a low-cost way to get Amazon’s Alexa assistant into your home. While it’s not quite as powerful a speaker as the standard Echo (it does have a speaker), it offers all of the same features as its taller brethren. That includes support for services like Uber, Spotify, and connected devices from the likes of WeMo and Philips Hue, as well as support for Alexa phone calls and messages.

You can get a closer look at the Echo Dot using the link below. This is a limited time deal, so if you’re thinking about taking advantage of it, you may want to do it soon. You can also check out a video review from our friends at PhoneDog right here.