OrbLive: All your media everywhere – now for iPhone

iPhone users are being offered an application which promises to let them access all their media wherever they happen to be, with, or without, iTunes.

OrbLive turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a multimedia receiver. It’s a combined service (requiring a home-based media server and iPhone software) which the developers promise will let you receive live TV, listen to music and watch downloaded video content through their device. Users also need to open a MyCast account with the developers of the software.

This promises users instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home computer at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop.

Wifi is required for video, but users can access music and images using 3G or Edge the developers claim. “Select your media, and push play. No need to synch or upload to a website ahead of time. OrbLive plays any media, in virtually any format.”

At present the media server side of the equation is available only for Windows, though the company is promising a version of the software for all the Mac and Linux users soon.

And here’s a video explaining what this interesting software’s capable of.

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2 thoughts on “OrbLive: All your media everywhere – now for iPhone

  1. Constable Odo

    Well it seems this company beat SlingPlayer to the punch. Still this is a very good idea and these type of apps are just great to use if you have WiFi access. I don’t think they’ll hit their stride until WIMAX comes into widespread use. You wouldn’t have to have a lot of onboard device memory to enjoy large amounts of media.

  2. Jonny Post author

    Hey Constable, glad you made time to visit. I concur here, you know – I feel that WiMax is an inevitable part of future handheld strategy – it has to be as developing economies become more important in the business plan of Apple and others – in many such areas, WiMax is the easy alternative to bring nations online, Russia and India will in time exemplify this. In the way are some problems with QOS or even any service when indoors, but I’m pretty certain those are surmountable challenges.

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