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Topic # 159983 19-Dec-2014 09:46
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Hello,

While our press release yesterday stated that we'd launch on Playstation 3 early next year, we (and our good friends at Sony) seized an unexpected opportunity.

This means that Lightbox is now live on Playstation 3...

Merry Christmas to all.




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  Reply # 1200375 19-Dec-2014 09:47
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Nice, keep it coming.

 

Merry Christmas to you too.

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  Reply # 1200382 19-Dec-2014 09:50
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great news!

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  Reply # 1200387 19-Dec-2014 09:53
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Nice one! This makes your service even easier to recommend to family and friends (esp. the non-technical ones). Prior to this, I could only, hand on heart, recommend it to people who already had an iPad by getting them to buy a reasonably inexpensive Apple TV. But with the PS3 generally available from $300, thats another feasible option to sell people on.

Does the PS3 app support playback control using media remotes (either the standard Sony one or third party variants)? If so, that may well be our "go to" Lightbox player going forward.



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  Reply # 1200407 19-Dec-2014 10:14
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Sorry, we don't specifically support any alternative controllers, but if some of them simply remap the normal keys/d-pad to a RCU format, then it should work. I am not intimately familiar with them, unfortunately.




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  Reply # 1200425 19-Dec-2014 10:17
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Lightbox: Sorry, we don't specifically support any alternative controllers, but if some of them simply remap the normal keys/d-pad to a RCU format, then it should work. I am not intimately familiar with them, unfortunately.


I'll have to give it a try later and post my results here :-)

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  Reply # 1200448 19-Dec-2014 11:02
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I will keep saying it until it comes

Now give Xbox One owners a Christmas gift of Lightbox ....... PLEASEsmile




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  Reply # 1200449 19-Dec-2014 11:03
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Fantastic news! Well done!

However does this work for those of use that use US based PSN accounts? As in will the app appear in the store?

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  Reply # 1200452 19-Dec-2014 11:10
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KiwiNZ: I will keep saying it until it comes

Now give Xbox One owners a Christmas gift of Lightbox ....... PLEASEsmile


I'd also be interested in an XBox 360 app too, as we have one connected to our secondary TV :-)

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  Reply # 1200453 19-Dec-2014 11:11
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awesome thanks! Do you have a ROUGH estimate when the ipad lightbox app will support chromecast? Looking at getting a chromecast for a parent for xmas... Just a guestimate? months/6months/a year?



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  Reply # 1200455 19-Dec-2014 11:12
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timbosan: Fantastic news! Well done!

However does this work for those of use that use US based PSN accounts? As in will the app appear in the store?


If it doesn't (which wouldn't surprise me), you can always create a NZ PSN account simply to install the app. Thats how I got the NetFlix app on our PS3 (which is accessible by the NZ PSN accounts once installed), so hopefully the Lightbox app can be obtained and used the same way.



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  Reply # 1200536 19-Dec-2014 12:43
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itey: awesome thanks! Do you have a ROUGH estimate when the ipad lightbox app will support chromecast? Looking at getting a chromecast for a parent for xmas... Just a guestimate? months/6months/a year?




If we did it (not confirming anything), we'd be talking months, not years.

BTW: Final update from us before Christmas:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11376741




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  Reply # 1200558 19-Dec-2014 13:39
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Good work. As soon as you get an app working on my Sony smart TV I'll come back :-)

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  Reply # 1200947 20-Dec-2014 09:02
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Lightbox: Sorry, we don't specifically support any alternative controllers, but if some of them simply remap the normal keys/d-pad to a RCU format, then it should work. I am not intimately familiar with them, unfortunately.


Tried this last night, and can confirm that playback can be controlled using my Logitech Harmony 650.



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  Reply # 1201960 22-Dec-2014 12:02
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dclegg:
Lightbox: Sorry, we don't specifically support any alternative controllers, but if some of them simply remap the normal keys/d-pad to a RCU format, then it should work. I am not intimately familiar with them, unfortunately.


Tried this last night, and can confirm that playback can be controlled using my Logitech Harmony 650.


Cheers, that's great.






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