Streaming made easy with Media Blast for BlackBerry 10

Media Blast
By James Richardson on 5 Dec 2013 11:24 am
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If you're the kind of person that tends to stream media from a home server to your mobile device you'll be interested in Media Blast for BlackBerry 10. The app has been natively built and is optimized for the BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10. Media Blast is free to download but this is really just in order for you to trial the application. For just $5 you can unlock the 5 minute limit and view/listen to as much of your content as you desire. 

As you'll see from the following extensive list of features - the developer has put some real time and thought into this one and with more features listed as 'coming soon' I suspect that Media Blast good be a big hit. 

Key Features:

  • Provides an easy-to-use interface to watch all of your favorite TV shows and movies
  • Alphabetically organizes your movies and sorts TV shows by series and season
  • Keeps track of what you have watched and what you haven't, even if you are in the middle of a video
  • Quickly access recently-watched TV shows and movies, filter by genre, or search your media library to find what you want to watch, fast
  • Displays images, description, genre, release date, directors and more
  • Easily transfers videos from your media server to your device for on-the-go viewing
  • Support for multiple media servers  

Multiple ways to watch:

  • Watch videos on your BlackBerry device or on a TV over HDMI
  • Use your BlackBerry as a remote control to watch on your upnp enabled smart TV, XBox 360, XBMC, using "Play On" 
  • Play on your TV with a Miracast dongle  
  • Supported Media Servers: BMC (12+), TVersity, JRiver, and Twonky (Media Blast may work with other media servers as well. Give it a try!)  

Coming Soon:

  • Browse and select fan art of your choice 
  • Enhancements to browsing music and images 
  • Cast and Crew information

I'll be honest and say that I'm not a media server type of guy so I haven't been able to properly test this one out. So if you do, please feel free to sound off in the comments with your thoughts. I'm sure the developer will be paying attention to any suggestions you may have. 

More information/Download Media Blast for BlackBerry 10

43 comments

TranceRomance

Boom! First in the comments! Yeah buddy!

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Q10...SON!

BriniaSona

I just want native mkv player that supports dual audio and subtitles. For ANIME

sling

Thanks

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Offsite_Ric

Most of my library is mkv, which this app does not yet support. The app looks great though, and I will pick it when it supports mkv's. Until then I am stuck using a side loaded version of plex I bought for my tablet.

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DStLouis

Making streaming easy
...but without any demo video for streaming ;)

James, Is'nt that the definition of irony ?

But good to know, I will give it a closer look.

Andrew4life

No Ftp support....

Boo....

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jgrzadka

What if I don't own a media server? Can I still use this app?

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Nigelbrown

Plex works perfectly on 10.2.1....

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Gotwake424

Thanks for answering my question, what about ps3media streamer?

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MediaBlastApp

Just got PS3 Media streamer working. Expect an update soon.

khehl

Does it include jail broken apple tv running xbmc frodo v12? Xbox 360? Panasonic Viera?

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Stomps01

BlackBerry Link is a hard one to beat for ease of use. Turn it on in your phone, open BlackBerry Link on you computer and you are done. Plays pretty much any format except a certain audio type on mkv's. Hook up a mouse and keyboard to the phone and you are good to go. Heck, if you have a Z30 you can hook up an external USB drive to it and not even stream from your computer....

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bd69

It streams movies from my NAS flawlessly.

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MediaBlastApp

Hey Guys - it's great to hear your comments. I'll be making updates to the app - so keep the comments coming.

Checkout the demo on this site: https://sites.google.com/site/mediablastapp/

MichealBerry

The only media server it sees is the phone (Z10) itself. It does not see my WD Media Server or PC. upnp is enabled on my router, however, upnp is not an available option on the media server. Also, when I select add movies it shows the music library that's on the phone.

bratrazvan

Wtf optimizez for z10 z30 and q10
And for q5 no? Shit App
Q5 is like a gipsy

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BK_NY_RAY

Seriously? No q5? It's exactly like the q10 with a barely slower processor. Why the hell is not for q5 too?

MediaBlastApp

q5 should be supported ... I just did not have one to test with, so I couldn't list it as a supported phone. Please give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Tsaishen

Too bad the play on isn't in the free trail because that's what I wanted to test.

Not willing to buy it to test that functionality.

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mlepage

I've seen a preview of this app and it really is quite good, the developer did a great job. I'm looking forward to using it.

ofutur

Due to limited codec support, I can't recommend this app.
BSPlayer Pro (Android) does a better job or if watching on the phone, something like the Plex dashboard is better suited.

MediaBlastApp

Unfortunately I'm limited to the codec support of the BB10 platform. Media Blast just takes the video URL provided by the media server and passes it to the media player built into the OS. Hopefully people make enough noise to make BlackBerry increase it's codec support.

ofutur

And I think it's very unfair for BB10 devs as Android apps don't have this problem...

Karajorma

That is a problem cause Kalemsoft Media Player will play MKV for instance. Unfortunately Kalemsoft Media Player won't allow me to control XMBC and I'd rather watch movies using my phone as a remote control.

If I have an MKV which Media Blast can't play can I play it on my XMBC PC? i.e does it matter whether the phone can't play it if I'm playing it on another device anyway?

MediaBlastApp

Yes - you can play MKV files using the "Play On" feature on XBMC, but the feature is not fully flushed out and still in beta. It should play, but after you pause I had trouble playing again with XBMC unless I double tapped the play button. I am planning on figuring it out ... to answer your question - yes it will play.

cvdburgh

Ooh, looks nice. I see that you can transfer media files to your device for later viewing, that is very welcome. I miss that in Kalemsoft.

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Spinalcracker

Z10 will play mkv's flawlessly through the Web browser but not the media player. Could have it launch mkv's in the Web browser.

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dlewis0802

When I go to play a movie it says file unavailable. Any thoughts?

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MediaBlastApp

Send me an email (include the type of media server & version). Also let me know if there are any ampersands in the URL of your video (that can cause an issue).

mediablastapp@gmail.com

Brickleberry

Excellent and smooth YouTube like interface. I gave you 5 stars.

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Brickleberry

This app seems to be more potent than I my first impression (excellent), I will test it out and provide a comprehensive review.

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Mikey88Chaos

Any idea what port I need to use for Windows Media Player? It detects it but can't connect using the default port which says 2869

From my awesome BB Z10

MediaBlastApp

Unfortunately Windows Media Player isn't currently supported. Keep an eye out for updates though.

Mikey88Chaos

Ok so what is supported?

From my awesome BB Z10

MediaBlastApp

While I work on supporting Windows Media Player, I would recommend downloading Twonky Server (It has a 30 day free trial). It's the easiest one I've found to set-up. Just make sure to choose two distinct folders when setting it up. One for TV shows and one for movies.

http://twonky.com/downloads/

If anyone else knows of any good free dlna servers that work with Media Blast - let me know and I'll feature it.

Brickleberry

I use tversity server. Works well with this app for the most part, however all my 1080p mp4 files don't seem to play. Is this a limitation of bb10 codec support?

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MediaBlastApp

Yes - unfortunately. I'm hoping to increase my codec support - if BlackBerry doesn't.

Brickleberry

Latest update is truly outstanding it made my movie library come alive - I no longer get the error message when playing 1080p files.

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MediaBlastApp

I'm glad to hear it's now working. Keep "Media Blast" in mind next time CrackBerry asks what your favourite media app is.

;)

Also if you have any other issues please use the in-app email option under About -> Media Blast to get a hold of me directly.