Sony PS3: Internet TV Channels With Software In 2011

 

By Posted 10 Jan 2011, 14:59

If you want to be able to watch Internet TV channels but don’t really fancy paying out for hardware devices such as Google TV or Boxee, then we may just have the perfect solution. Orb Networks recently unveiled its new Orb BR software, which will bring Internet TV to your PS3/Blu-ray player.

According to a recent article over at psu.com by Adam Dolge, the new software enables any connected Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3 to access movies and TV shows from popular Internet services such as Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Netflix and Hulu.

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Joe Costello – CEO of Orb Networks – spoke out about the Orb BR software during the recent CES 2011 event, and described it as a less expensive solution than others such as Google TV. The software – which also features the ability to control the service via a smartphone app – is priced up at around $19.99.

As mentioned over on the prnewswire.com website, the Orb BR software is simple to set up. All consumers have to do is insert the Orb BR software disc into their Blu-ray player/PS3, download the free Orb Caster software onto the PC/Mac and download the free Orb controller app onto their smartphone.

You can read more about the Orb BR software via the link here. Would you prefer this software over an alternative such as Google TV or Boxee?