iMediaShare.tv bills itself as a way to “transform your iOS device into a remote control seamlessly streaming personal and online media to your connected TV.” Boasting the ability to send videos to your internet-enabled TV with no additional hardware, no cables and no other TV apps, iMediaShare gets big points for requiring only a WiFi network (you don’t even need an account: you can just start it up and start watching.)
It’s worth noting that there is also a Lite version of iMediaShare. However, the full version is worth the extra cash, for two main reasons: the full version offers up an ad-free experience, and also offers additional online video channels in HD. Those channels include Online channels in the full edition include: Animal Planet, CNBC, CNN, College Humor, Dailymotion, NASA TV, NY Times, Showtime, TED Talks (HD), The Onion, Victoria’s Secret, Vimeo, and YouTube (HD).
A full list of compatible devices is available on iMediaShare’s App Store page, but the list includes televisions from Samsung (w/ AllShare), LG, Sony BRAVIA, Panasonic Viera. Also supported: PS3, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and WD TV.
The design is sleek and seamless, and couldn’t be easier to navigate. However, one issue I had during the review was iMediaShare’s inability to automatically connect to our local network and media server. Another problem was that the app had a tendency to freeze up when switching between activities, such as shifting from the Photo area back to the home screen.
But despite those issues, I enjoyed the variety of channels that iMediaShare has to offer. Despite some stability issues and the problem with automatically discovering our local media server, I found the overall app experience satisfying.
iMediaShareis compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.