Orb Networks Launches Orb Live for iPad and Android Phones

Users Can Now Placeshift Media from Their PC to These Portable Devices

Jun 09, 2010, 13:00 ET from Orb Networks

OAKLAND, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Orb Networks, the leader in digital media streaming solutions, today announced the availability of its Orb Live software for iPad tablet computers and Android phones. Orb Live lets users placeshift their personal media such as music, photos and videos, live TV, and internet TV from their PC to their portable device. The software works with any Android phone, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and is available from the iTunes App Store and the Android Market for $9.99.

Portable devices, including the most advanced smartphones and tablets, have limited storage and can access only limited internet content. Orb makes it possible for users to access their entire media collection stored on their PC, web-cam feeds, live TV, and internet TV and stream any content they wish to their phones and personal devices. Orb also announced today that users can now placeshift internet TV content from their PC to their Orb-enabled devices.

"Imagine turning your iPad into an on-demand media center," said Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. "With immediate, anytime access to all your media using your Android phone, Orb Live will change the way you enjoy your media. A user can access all his music, videos and photos—even live TV if his PC has a tuner card—from the palm of his hand."

What is Orb MyCast?

Orb MyCast is a personal media server for PC or Mac that enables users to placeshift personal content, live TV, and internet TV to other PCs, game consoles, smartphones and mobile phones with browsers. Orb has a rich history of enabling PC and Mac users to placeshift content from their home PC or Mac. Today's release of MyCast 2.57 enables users to placeshift internet TV streams from ESPN3. Content that users can view on their PC can now be viewed on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

The Orb MyCast software is available as a free download from www.orb.com.  Since its introduction in 2005, Orb Networks has registered more than 10 million downloads for its Orb MyCast software.

What is Orb Live?

Orb Live is an application for iPhone and Android that allows users to stream personal content, live TV, and internet TV streams from their home PC to their mobile device.  Orb Live has been optimized for transmission over Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE networks and is the most full-featured personal media streaming solution for Android phones, iPhones, iPad and iPod touch devices. Orb Live is available from the iTunes App Store and Android Market for $9.99.

About Orb Networks
Based in Oakland, California, Orb Networks, Inc. is the leader in digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications.  The company develops PC software, smartphone applications and web application services.

Orb has developed an award-winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in available technology (broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and portable devices) to provide a new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire. In short, Orb gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. Orb is enabling media anywhere.

For more information about Orb Networks and Orb Live, please visit www.orb.com.

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