Exclusive: PlayOn brings Hulu and Netflix to the iPhone — without Apple’s help

PlayOn, the service that allows you to view streaming media from the web and PCs on a variety of devices, is finally headed to the iPhone as of tomorrow. It originally planned to release an iPhone app via the iTunes App Store, but due to approval delays by Apple, PlayOn has instead developed a mobile HTML5-driven web app.

YouTube’s video rental store is open for business

After dabbling with film rentals by offering five Sundance Film Festival titles in January, and expanding its beta testing effort with more content in February, Youtube finally launched its rental store today.

Jetcast’s new UniversalPlayer boasts built-in app store

Jetcast, a startup whose tools help Internet radio and television broadcasters make money, today announced the launch of a new media player, UniversalPlayer. The new media player gives broadcasters and advertisers something that previously only giants like Google and Apple might have: a built-in app store.

PerfectStream: The future for personalized video playlists, advertising?

While Facebook, Google and Twitter are pioneering the creation of personalized content streams, what they offer is usually text with either linked or embedded multimedia. But what if you could have a custom audio or a video playlist sent to your phone, car or TV — generated on the fly?