PlayboyTV is an online archive of the shows on the Playboy television channel. If you already get that channel, you probably don't want to duplicate here but if you don't have it in your service area, or don't want to subscribe on your television, you can watch all of their original programming here. Annoyingly, when you log in you find yourself at the "Gateway" where they try to upsell you to various mega-paysites. Up top though, you can continue to PlayboyTV or PlayboyPlus, whichever you are subscribed to. Once inside, you can browse by most popular, newest, or just by show title. The most popular show definitely seemed to be "Swing", which just as it sounds, is a reality show about couples trying swinging for the first time. There were 2 seasons online, with 45 minute or so runtimes, as it's an hour show but the online version is sans-commercials. All told, there are 44 different shows in this online archive, each with a season or more to view. King of Clubs is the behind the scenes of a famous strip club. Sexcetera is a "news hour" type of show documenting interesting and unusual sexual practices. The Stash is a half-hour show of funny porn movie outtakes. The list goes on and on, but happily you can browse the show titles before you join. All the content streams in your browser, and when I viewed on a fast connection, it was as seamless as watching it on television. If you prefer, the content has been optimized for mobile devices like tablets as well. Clicking on the subscribe page will give you a list of cable providers if you do want to add it to your home viewing, OR you can join the online version. Be careful, there is a cross-sale to PlayboyPlus auto-checked and the prices are higher that way even if you DO want both.
Date Reviewed: 2013-06-13
Cost: $29.99/month recurring, other options Advertising Content: Medium Category Listings: Streaming Video