5 best PlayStation 3 media streaming apps

Turn the PS3 into the best media streamer around

Say what you like about how the PS3's games library stacks up against the 360, it's hard to deny that it's a far lovelier media player.

Near-silent operation, masterful upscaling of SD content to HD screens, the lovely Planet Earth music visualiser and, of course, the Blu-Ray drive.

What it doesn't have is loud prompts and fancy Media Center screens to set up streaming of music and video files from a PC elsewhere on your home network. Fortunately, there are several ways to make that happen - but which one one addresses your oh-so-specific needs?

1. Windows Media Player 11/12 - Free