169w ago - Today PS3Center.net (linked above) has ran across a free new iPhone application dubbed Pocket Blu, which essentially turns your iPhone into a Blu-ray player and PS3 remote control.
It can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store and is being labeled as "the perfect utility application to compliment your Blu-ray movie watching experience."
The app is also also available for Blackberry and Android devices.
• Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs
• BD-Live enabled Blu-ray player
• Pocket BLU enabled device
• Wi-Fi connection
Current Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs: Bruno, Funny People, Public Enemies, Inglourious Basterds, American Pie 7 - American Pie Presents: Book of Love, 9, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball, Couples Retreat, Cirque du Freak, and Fourth Kind.
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I'd like to see a PS3 media remote control app for my Android smartphone.
Reason being, I never bought one of those PS3 Blu Ray remotes. But I would be willing to buy a real physical remote before I paid for an app. The app would have to be free or only a few bucks to get my attention.
Yeah. If it were a 'software Blu-ray remote', then people who already had one of those smartphones could get this instead of a PS3 Blu-ray remote. I could see a limited market for that. Even more interesting would be something that allowed a smartphone to emulate a PS3 controller.
But this... I can't imagine what the sales pitch was to make anyone think it was a marketable idea.
I can't imagine myself using this either. Really... I have a remote for my bluray player and that's all I should need. If I want to watch special features, I want them on my tv, not my phone. If I was just using my ps3 controller for movies, then I might be able to see this as cool, if it worked as a remote for every movie... but it doesn't.