Orb Live streams live programming to mobile devices

Orb Networks this week rolled out its Orb Live app, which enables users to stream premium online TV shows, sports, movies and more to their iPhone or Android devices. The $9.99 app currently is available from the App Store, with a mid-August release planned for the Android Market.

Orb Live

Orb Live lets users stream premium online TV shows to their iPhone or Android devices.

Just last year, Orb Networks released a device allowing users to stream over-the-top content from their computers to their TVs.

Mobile-video viewing is on the upswing as devices like Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad, along with an array of Android tablets and smartphones, make content portable. A recent study by Nielsen Holdings said mobile video saw a 41 percent increase in the past year.

"Now consumers can use Orb Live to watch their favorite TV shows, sports and movies anywhere, on their mobile phone, without any additional subscription fees," said Joe Costello, CEO and co-founder of Orb Networks. "No matter where they are, people can use their mobile phone to get the same great content that is available on their home PC for watching at the beach, on the soccer field, at the
airport or on a commuter train."

Costello said the company had improved the streaming quality of the video at various connection speeds.

The app includes a global index of TV shows, with a search function that allows users to type in the name of the show they want to watch without specifying the source.

The new version also provides consumers with live streaming of music files, online music, video files, home movies and photos.

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