Network Media Player: Orb vs. Tversity – Streaming media across a network is hard enough, but how do you get your media to other devices, like your cell phone? Warthog wants to know which piece of software is better: Orb or TVersity?

Both Orb and TVersity share a similar function: to stream your media from a computer to any device that you have, including your cell phone, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, etc …

Orb allows users to "MyCast" their media:

Orb has developed an award winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in already available technology (hi-speed broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and sophisticated portable devices) to provide a brand new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire.

In short, Orb provides the ability to MyCast.

TVersity has a simple mission statement:

Our mission is to empower individuals to organize and personalize their home and Internet multimedia collection (audio, video and images) and have universal access to it anywhere (at the home or on the go) anytime and from any device.

Which one is better? Chris says TVersity for two reasons:

  • It has been free the entire time of its development.
  • TVersity supports the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii.

What do you recommend for streaming media across multiple platforms?

Check out the Networking Media video on YouTube and subscribe to our channel!