Video Streaming Solutions For iPhone
Stream videos from home to your iPhone using Air Video or Sling Box Mobile...
Streaming video’s from the Internet to your iPhone – or iPod touch – is made easy with thanks to sites such as Youtube.Mobile. But if your favorite clips or movies aren’t readily available from a streaming website, you’ll no doubt find that keeping numerous video files on your iPhone’s hard drive is a storage hogging practice.
Luckily there some great solutions to stream video files stored at home, directly to you iPhone. Not only that, but it’s also possible to rig up your home TV, satellite, cable, DVD or Blu-ray player so you can access programs or movies, wherever your iPhone goes.
Streaming Videos From Your PC
A little app called Air Video lets you stream video’s on your home PC on your iPhone. The software is actually two apps bundled together, one for your iPhone and one for your home computer that acts as a server.
Air Video iPhone App
“Air Video can stream videos in almost any format to your iPhone and iPod touch. You don’t need to copy your videos to the device just to watch them…
If the videos in your collection are not in format supported by iPhone, Air Video will convert them on fly*. You don’t need to wait until the entire video is converted. You can start watching it almost immediately!”
Air Video allows streaming from both Mac and Windows computers, so don’t have to run Apple computers at home. It also offers an on-the-fly video conversion for incompatible files.
The free version is limited to watching just a few vids at a time, at random. But the paid pro version, available for $2.99 lets your browse and watch freely.
Streaming Your Home Entertainment System
While the Air Video app might make great use of devices that you’re likely to already own, i.e. a home computer, laptop and an internet connection, a Sling Box Player will transform your whole home entertainment system into a streaming media center accessible from anywhere.
The basic Sling Box device links up to your TV, satellite, cable, DVD, Blu-ray or set-top box, then lets you access your programs or movies via an Internet connection. This solution is a great way to access all of your media including live TV.
Sling Box Media Player
“Extend your living room TV experience to your iPhone or iPod touch with SlingPlayer Mobile software. With a Slingbox at home and SlingPlayer Mobile on your compatible phone, enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection (the iPod touch only supports Wi-Fi)…
“If you like TV, it’s hard not to smile when you take control of your TV and DVR right from your iPhone’s stunning touchscreen interface. Flip through your local channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and even schedule DVR recordings. Watch video on demand and even pay-per-view programs. Never miss another show or game — whether you’re in the back yard, out to lunch, or on the other side of the world. It’s your TV. Don’t let it be trapped in your living room. Set it free — with your iPhone!”
SlingPlayer Moblie App
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you will already own a Sling Box player, so you’ll have to fork out the cash to purchase one, the app will also cost an additional $29.99. But once you’re set up, you’ll be able to stream all your media, directly to your iPhone.
Although the SlingBox Player and its iPhone app cost money, the streaming benefits are undoubtablely much better. SlingPlayer Mobile is available for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian operating systems.
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