I’m very excited to give you a first look at OnScreen, Alloysoft’s new Mac app that streams your movies, music, and photos to a PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or DLNA-compatible TV. Using your home network OnScreen lets you enjoy your movies on the big screen and pump your favorite tunes through the stereo, all beamed straight from your Mac.
The app works just like the sharing services built into OS X. Once turned on it will run in the background and automatically stay up-to-date as you add movies and make changes to your iTunes and iPhoto libraries. Your Mac will appear in the media server list on your PS3 or Xbox, just select it and you’re ready to go.
For those familiar with media streaming apps, OnScreen is all about the details. It removes empty levels of navigation, shows only the content it should, and supports great OS features like QuickLook and custom icons. It was built right from the start with HD content in mind and can sling multiple Blu-ray quality streams without breaking a sweat.
Because of the wide range of media files out there OnScreen is being released as a public beta before the finishing touches are added and it’s released for sale on the App Store. I’d love for you to give it a try and send in your feedback.
Update: The beta has ended, thanks to everyone who participated!