Ian Stacy · Feb 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Unofficial LocationFree Player for Android Spotted in Action

Sony’s LocationFree Player is a system for streaming video content like cable, satellite, home DVR, and even your DVD collection anywhere in the world at any time (think Slingbox, Sony style). Launched in 2004, the service allowed users to stream to devices like the Sony PSP, VAIO Laptops and even to your home television via standalone players. Many people still use the service even though Sony no longer develops it.

One thing the LocationFree service always lacked in comparison to its competitors was support for mobile playback. With the exception of the PSP and a dated Windows Mobile  program, there has been no way to take you LocationFree service with you. XDA forum member mgschwan has created an app for Android that does just that. It’s already been tested on several devices and seems to work well on higher end models. From the original thread:

The current status of the software is:

* Compatible to LF-B1 and LF-B10 BaseStations
* Support for EU and US models
* Remote control support
* Registration works from within the app
* Fullscreen playback
* Works over Wifi/3G/4G

Before getting too excited you should know that mgshwan hasn’t released the app, choosing instead to await approval from Sony. He seems to be having a difficult time contacting an appropriate representative, so anyone who might know where to point him can check out the original thread here. Want to see it in action? Head to the youtube video here!

 


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