Nullriver Software — best known for their Playstation Portable (PSP) to Mac sync software PSPWare — has introduced Connect360, a utility that helps the Mac share content with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game console. Available now as a public beta version, Connect360 costs $10 to register.
The Xbox360 is more than just a game console — it’s also capable of playing music, viewing digital photos and more. Connect360 is a Mac utility that shares iTunes and iPhoto content with your Xbox 360.
Connect360 automatically indexes your iTunes Music Library and your iPhoto Photo Library. It can also automatically detect an Xbox 360 on your home network, regardless of whether it’s connected to a wired Ethernet port or the Xbox 360’s optional WiFi adapter.
Once shared, you can navigate your iTunes and iPhoto content using the Xbox 360’s dashboard. A built-in Access Control List (ACL) can limit which Xbox 360’s can connect to your Mac.
Right now, Connect360 is limited to sharing MP3 audio files and JPEG photos. Nullriver said it’s working an automatic conversion layer to support other image and audio formats.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, an Xbox 360 with a network connection, iTunes and iPhoto. Connect360 is offered as a Universal Binary, capable of running natively on PowerPC or Intel-based Macs.
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