Orb Live Launches as First Service to Stream Free, Ad-Support Hulu to Android
Looking for a way to get Hulu on your Android device? No, not Hulu Plus, but the ad-supported stuff that you’ve been using for years. You’ll want to check out Orb Live for Android. This media application runs a one-time $9.99 and provides access to a number of streaming services (Hulu, Daily Motion, YouTube, etc).
Should you have subscriptions to premium services such as Hulu Plus, Amazon Video on Demand, or Netflix, you can also add those to your list. Of course, you can also stream your home media library (pictures, videos, etc) directly to your Android device.
To take advantage of this new Orb offering, you’ll need to download to apps – the Orb Live app for Android (1.6+) phones/tablets and Orb Caster (FREE) for PC or Mac. NOTE: As of the time of this post, the Orb Live app was not listed in Android Market although it is expected anytime.
Press release after the break.
New $9.99 Orb Live App Makes it Easy to Watch TV Shows and More on an Android Device
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 – Orb Networks (www.orb.com) today announced that it OrbLive app — the first service that enables consumers to stream the vast majority of popular premium online TV shows, sports, movies and more directly to their smartphone – is now available for the Android, on the Android Marketplace ($9.99.) For TV viewing anywhere and anytime, Orb Live makes it simple and affordable for people to watch shows from Hulu, ABC, CBS, Fox, ESPN and more, with its unique technology that streams TV shows for free to a mobile phone.
Orb Live is the first service to stream free, ad-supported Hulu to mobile devices. Priced at only $9.99, with no subscription fees, Orb Live opens up a whole new world of entertainment options for mobile phone users, with thousands of TV shows available. Orb Live features premium online content, including full TV show episodes – which until now could only be watched through your computer’s web browser. With Orb Live, consumers can also watch a huge array of sports and movies via services such as Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand.
To help consumers easily find and watch their favorite shows, Orb Live features a powerful and easy-to-use global index of TV shows. Consumers simply type in the name of the show they want and then Orb quickly finds the show, without having to specify its source (e.g. Hulu, Netflix, ABC, CBS, etc).
The new version of Orb Live for the Android is available today in the Android Marketplace, and the iPhone app is already available in the App Store. Orb Live requires Edge, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi network for connection to the Internet, to stream media via Orb Live to a mobile phone. Orb Live requires a PC or a Mac running Pentium 4, 2GHZ CPU, and for optimal video experience, a dual core CPU is recommended.
About Orb Networks
Based in Oakland, California, Orb Networks, Inc. is the leader in digital media streaming solutions for the digital home and remote access applications. In addition to Orb Live, Orb Networks offers the Orb Music Player ($79) that streams iTunes and Pandora to any home stereo. And, the Orb TV ($99) solution, with a hockey puck-sized device that plugs into a TV, enables consumers to stream online video content to a TV. The new OrbBR (Blu-ray) software works with an Internet-connected Blu-ray player and is easily controlled through a smart device or using any computer. For more information about Orb products, please visit www.orb.com.