Watch Live TV on your PSP
I wanted a PSP (PlayStation Portable) before and after reading a press release from Sony I now want one even more (shame I’m a bit skint). Sony announced today that the PSP firmware version 2.5 includes Locationfree application support .
Locationfree has been around for a while now (though hasn’t really taken off that much in the UK yet) and allows you to control, listen to and watch your media collection on a variety of devices.
In the past I’ve found Locationfree a bit limiting to which devices it could be used with but with support for the PSP that is certainly about to change.
The system looks a breeze to setup with your PSP communicating wirelessly with the Locationfree base station (LF-PK1). In it’s simplest form you could be watching the football (or soccer to our friends across the pond) and realise you’ve had one tinnie too many and need to go to the little boys room. With this setup you can take the PSP with continue watching the game (very carefully).
Another cool feature is the ability to connect the base station up to your Internet connection (via cable or Wi-Fi), this then allows you to connect from anywhere with a net connection. With Wi-Fi becoming more and more common place (it’s in some McDonald’s now) you’ll be able to watch your favourite shows transmitted from your own house just about anywhere. If you’re out and about travelling on business you no longer need to watch the limited movie collection in the hotel, you can now call home ask the other half to put a DVD on and you can watch it together (admittedly 100s of miles apart which isn’t always a bad thing).
You can find out more about Locationfree on this official Sony mini site and about the latest PSP firmware update here