Friday, November 27, 2009

"PlayOn XBOX!!" (watch AMZVid, NETFlix, HULU, CBS, ESPN, YouTube.. MSDN-Channel9 and many more on Xbox360)

Yup..Facebook,, Twitter.. and now what?

well this is not new but PlayOn allows you to watch CBS, AMZ Vid, NetFlix, Hulu, YouTube, ESPN, Channel 9 (Microsoft), Food N/w, HGTV and many more on Xbox 360!
Wait, make sure you have a PC connected to the same n/w as your Xbox360 (i.e on the same router)
How i did it from my remote PC? read my blog - 18Mbps using Powerline Ethernet Adapter

Once you have a Hi-Speed Internt Connection with from your PC to Xbox360, all you need is PlayOn connection.

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So you see, almost any web video channel could be streamed on to Xbox 360

FYI.. PlayOn supports similar streaming on Wii, PS3 and other devices. Check for more info. but Xbox360 is my favorite streaming device :)

Obvious question .. does this support HD? well, not yet, i believe. PlayOn folks have it on their list for future. As of now, when (with my old AMD single core, 1.9 Ghz 1 GB RAM PC), it still gives me DVD quality video and audio for most HD videos on Hulu/YouTube.

What's more? you want to add your favorite web video channel to PlayOn and Xbox?
Read the PlayOn Developer Documentation! and it is easier as it is all .NET Framework based code! :)

18Mbps over your Powerline! HD/hi-speed n/w for home!

Yes, your powerline is much better than your Wi-Fi at home :)

Get a NETGEAR or LINKSYS Powerline Ethernet AV Adapter.

Each package comes with 2 modules, and each module has a powerplug (works in US only as this is 50/60Hz) and an etherent (RJ45) jack; two Ethernet cables!
That's all you need.

What's more, it has 128 bit encryption!

(Very simple setup, you can skip all this and see the image below )

1. Plug one module to powerplug next to your router.
2. Take the Ethernet out from the Module to a LAN port in your router
3. Plug the other module into powerplug next to your remote computer at home.
4. The ethernet cable from it goes to the ethernet jack in your computer
5. Check for connection.. make sure your Wi-Fi is turned off
6. so now that you are using the powerline for your n/w and internet, Test your internet speed connection

Note: for me it was a boost fromabout 4 Mbps over 802.1g to 18Mbps over powerline. You try the same BEFORE and AFTER with an 802.1n series adapter. I still think you can't beat 18Mps with a wi-fi at home :)