If you have wanted to stream your local media content as well as internet content in your best home theater room but really did not want to buy or install new hardware then you have the option of using an inexpensive software from Orb BR which is a disc you simply put into your PS3 or your Blu-ray Player which gives you access to thousands of movies as well as the ability to stream content from your PC.
Priced at only $19.99, Orb BR leverages the consumer’s investment in a PS3, and offers a simple and cost-effective way to enter the new world of connected TV without buying or installing any new hardware. In addition to a huge selection of online TV shows, Orb BR provides consumers with access to thousands of movies on their TV, via Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand.
With Orb BR, consumers can stream more than online content, including anything that’s on their PC — downloaded DivX/XviD files, home movies and photos. Orb BR even allows users to stream their iTunes library through their Home Theatre sound system.
Orb BR works with PS3 units that are connected to the Internet using a wired or wireless connection. To help consumers easily find and watch their favorite shows, the Orb controller app features a powerful and easy-to-use global index of TV shows. Consumers can type in the name of the show they want and then Orb quickly finds the show, without having to specify its source (e.g. Hulu, Netflix, ABC, CBS, etc).
It’s quick and easy for consumers to get started with Orb BR because there is no hardware to install. To set up Orb BR, users simply insert the Orb BR disk into their PS3, download the free Orb Caster software to their PC or Mac, and then download the free Orb controller app to their smart device(from the App Store or Android Marketplace).
The Orb BR is a great low cost alternative to the more expensive hardware as well as a good way to test the water and enter the world of online streaming to your home theater room. Would you consider using the Orb BR disc as a low cost way to stream media to your home theater room? What are your experiences between both options?