CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

Summary: LAS VEGAS -- Orb is expanding its growing network of Internet-connected multimedia with the introduction of Orb BR (Blu-ray) software.

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LAS VEGAS -- Orb is expanding its growing network of Internet-connected multimedia with the introduction of Orb BR (Blu-ray) software.

Orb BR works much like the Orb TV in the sense that it brings online programming from sites such as Hulu and YouTube to Internet-enabled Blu-ray players and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, and it can be managed from a smartphone app on an iOS or Android device as well as computers. Users can also stream personal music, photos and videos directly from computers and other devices on the same home Wi-Fi network.

No hardware is required, but users have to install three programs on three devices: the Orb BR CD in the Blu-ray disc, Orb Caster software on a PC/Mac (free) and the smartphone app (free). Orb BR supports HD playback at 720p and 1080p resolutions.

Orb BR will be available for purchase in late February for $19.99.

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  • RE: CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

    Why don't they fix the bugs, glitches, and horrible UI in their existing devices instead of introducing more crap? Fix Hulu streaming so it works as advertised, fix Netflix so I can stream specific episodes in a TV series, let me watch my purchased iTunes movies, and fix the major battery/crashing issues with your controller app.
    jamescto
  • RE: CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

    No thank you!
    james347
  • RE: CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

    Aren't these functions already available for PS3? Am I missing something?
    30otnix
  • RE: CES: Orb intros new Internet TV software for Blu-ray players, PlayStation 3

    internet tv software is useful.
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    yuranet