It’s Okay to Cross Streams


My life is mobile…

I once needed a way to send a media stream (video) from a source (computer) to playback equipment (TV) in my home, under my control wherever I was. This is actually not as uncommon as you might think. In fact, you can buy a self contained network appliance or software to do this. Being a BlackBerry user, I wanted an app written for BB10 to handle the remote part of this need. A quick search in BlackBerry World came up PlayOn ( I quickly found, downloaded and installed the PlayOn Media server app for Windows ( This turned out to provide me just what I needed and it works on my Z10, Z30 and Passport. See my video below where I show these apps in use and explain why I wanted this capability.

I have encountered people who dislike hybridization of fixed point computing with mobile computing. They want everything done on their phone only. I know that is not realistic with current battery technology. Therefore I use a computer to handle what it is good at and my phone where it’s superior. I believe crossing streams between Windows and BlackBerry is a good thing, in this case.


jrohland has never been able to figure out how to use Capital letters in his name. He can't write like e.e. cummings but he word rhymes sometimes.