Google going from desktop to your TV with media server

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In he old days, we used to watch a simple device called a television. Nowadays, all the stuff worth watching and listening to tends to be stored on or accessed through a computer. To help remedy this, google releases the Google Media Server.

Requiring at least Google Desktop 5, the Windows only Google Media Server lets users connected their PC with a UPnP-enabled device (works with the PlayStation 3) , thus making stored videos, music, photos, that are stores on the former, viewable via your TV.

Google Media Server is a Windows application that aims to bridge the gap between Google and your TV. It uses Google Desktop technology such as Desktop gadgets for the administration tool and Google Desktop Search to locate media files. All you need is a PC running Google Desktop and a UPnP-enabled device (e.g. a PlayStation 3). At the touch of a button, you can then:

  • Access videos, music, and photos stored on your PC
  • View Picasa Web Albums
  • Play your favorite YouTube videos

It's easy to install, so please try it out.

Google going from desktop to your TV with media server

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