5 best PlayStation 3 media streaming apps

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