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How to Stream Video to a Tablet PC?
« on: December 07, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
Stream video to a Tablet PC
For just simply watching rented movies on your tablet PC, the Movies feature in Google Play, or using Netflix are the easiest options.  Check out this post for more information --> Android Market Movies

Netflix has a new app which works well on an Android tablet, but you first need to subscribe and pay the monthly fee.  Click here to get the Netflix app from Google Play --> Netflix

Hulu Plus is now available for streaming TV shows to an Android tablet.  With a subscription of $7.99 a month, you can experience unlimited streaming of current and classic TV shows.  Click here to get the Hulu Plus app from Google Play --> Hulu Plus

If you cannot use either of these features or if you want to view video you already own, then you still have some other options.
  • Purchase the movie on DVD, but buy the disc set that includes a digital copy of the movie.  Then put the DVD into the DVD drive of your computer and copy the digital copy from the DVD to the tablet using a USB connection between the computer and tablet PC; or follow the instructions to stream video below.  If the digital copy is not in a MP4 format, you may want to download the  app MX Video Player which will play videos in several other common formats including avi and wmv.   For more details of how to transfer the files from your PC to your tablet, refer to this post -->Connect your tablet PC to a computer.
  • Stream Video - If you have the movies loaded into a shared folder on the hard drive of your PC, and if your PC is connected to a wireless network, then you can download an app called UPnPlay from the Android Market which will connect your tablet to your shared drives where your movie files are stored.  In fact this app will allow you to stream music and picture files as well as video.   The Video app that is pre-installed on android tablets is limited to MP4 files, so if you also download the app MX Video Player then you can stream video coded in most formats.
  • Rip the DVD to your PC - You can purchase software that runs on your PC that will convert the DVD video to a MP4 format so you can view the video on your tablet.  After you convert the video to MP4, you can use a USB connection to move the MP4 file from your PC to your tablet. 
  • There are some free apps on Google Play that allow you to stream News, TV shows or old movies, these include:
  • Movies on Android
  • TV on Android
  • TV.Com
  • CBS News
You can always use the browser on your tablet to access the various network websites and watch episodes from there.

Any other suggestions?
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