Did you ever want to access all your media files via your TV? Now Orb.com makes is easy if you own any of the new game consoles. Wii, X box 360 and PS3 are all compatible with Orb.com.
What can you do with Orb?
- Access any files on your computer through your TV
- Watch video files
- Play Internet games
- Play internet radio
- Youtube and other video services.
- Check Email
- Play and record TV if you have TV tuner
Almost anything you can do on the internet is now available on your TV. I am using the Wii for my gaming console, so this post will be in reference to using the Wii.
- Download orb software on your PC
- Right click on taskbar icon and direct Orb to your network files
- Next go to orb.com via the Wii and log in (you’ll need the internet channel installed) I save Orb.com to my favorites and away you go, the rest is fine tuning Orb
internet + PC + Wii = TV access to files
Once I had Orb installed I started playing with it. Wii uses the Opera browser to access the internet. I could play most flash files, like games and movies. Occassionally it would say I need to upgrade download and install Adobe Flash. Most video files worked write off the bat. A few files I had in my storage drive required me to down load and install. What’s so great about it was that Orb made finding the correct drivers a breeze. If I wanted to play .mov files, Orb told me exactly what to do. Visit www.orb.com/drivers for more information. I have to say that the internet experience is not as good as on a laptop. But again remember what we will be using this for. I’m not going to be writing my blog posts with the Wii virtual keyboard anytime soon, but I will be doing picture slideshows to show friends and family. I have basic cable, occasionally I might watch a NOVA documentary online via the Wii. I really like acessing my music on the TV.
When we’re playing cards or something like that I love being able to listen to my music through the TV. It’s pretty high tech to show friends. If you never heard of musicovery.com you have to check that out. It’s a great tool to find new music and guest will be impressed that you have it on your TV. Enjoy using Orb, tell me what you think about it, I want to know.