After working for a while to get media streaming from my WD TV Live to the iPad, I was wondering if I could do the same to my Galaxy Tab. I looked forward to the challenge. And sadly I was disappointed...in how little challange it presented. It took me so little time to figure out how to do it and what software to use that it was almost anti-climatic after the wild goose chase that was the iPad streaming app.
The App I used is called BSPlayer Lite. This little freebie by AB Team Ltd is a swiss army knife of video players. I was worried about fnding an android app that would play the MKV format. A simple search turned up BSPlay that plays virtually all formats. Flv, m4v, avi, wmv....all fall before the mighty BSPlayer.
But what it will play from is almost as exciting as what it will play. The player can stream from pc shared folders, lan shared folders, smb shares, usb drives, etc. Basically, if it can be seen or has an ip address, BSPlayer can play from it. Simply put the app in "LAN Mode" and navigate to the source and stream away!
BSPlayer is ad supported, and they say a paid for version is coming. And while the ads are unobtrusive, I am personally looking forward to paying for the full version. Software writing this good needs to be rewarded.