Big things come in little packages with YouBeam, a handy, free web browser device that connects to televisions and connects to the web providing exclusive paid service ($7.99 a month) through a unique video search engine/browser. This 9-ounce wonder acts like a media center and works to get people to cut their cable service and instead stream content from the Web to their televisions. You Beam has a handy handheld size, simple hardware setup, and blocks viruses, adware, spyware and those annoying pop-up ads.
The new YouBeam gadget puts the power of movies, sports, TV shows, international TV channels, and other video content directly in the palm of your hand at up to 1080p HD from the Web to multiple TVs in a home. YouBeam searches and locates free movies and TV shows on the Web – and strips all viruses, malware, etc. from them. Minimum Requirements: Windows 7 or 8, Internet Connection with at least 1 mb/sec download, TV with HDMI input, Wifi.
The surprisingly small package includes the main piece (Inateck BTSP-10), a micro USB changing cable, a 3.5 mm audio cable, user manual, and handy carrying bag.
The YouBeam hardware piece contains a male HDMI port (with cover) to plug into your TV (HDMI female) and uses the micro USB port (connected on the opposite side of HDMI port) for power.
The YouBeam hardware installation is fairly simple, but the software setup is more involved. The device’s exclusive web browser navigates users to available content plus claims and succeeds to block and prevent any virus, adware, or spyware.
Users must first register at http://www.youbeam.tv and download the YouBeam app before using YouBeam. User can also disable the parental controls with a user name and password. There is a $7.99 monthly fee. Full users can “beam” favorite videos to the TV using the YouBeam device that connects to your TV through HDMI. Users also encounter a unique rating system in the browser where users can rate the quality of videos they watch, and these ratings are used to improve future search results for everyone. The company will also offer you the opportunity to sell YouBeam to your friends and we’re in no way endorsing that.
YouBeam retails for $14.99 plus an upcoming android app that will allow you to beam videos and control the player from your phone.
~ Mike Siebenaler