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What are the best Airflow alternatives?

Airflow is described as 'An all-in-one solution for sending about any video from your Windows or Mac computer to your Chromecast or Apple TV' and is a Video Streaming app in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Airflow for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like Airflow are Videostream, Gnomecast, Beamer and Air Video HD.

Airflow alternatives are mainly Video Streaming Apps but may also be Media Servers or Screen Mirroring Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Airflow.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chromecast

An all-in-one solution for sending about any video from your Windows or Mac computer to your Chromecast or Apple TV.

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  1. Plex icon

    Plex

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Daydream
    • Kindle Fire
    • Android TV
    • Kodi
    • Roku

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online streaming audio and video.

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    Most users think Plex is a great alternative to Airflow.
  2. Videostream icon

    Videostream

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Chromecast

    Select any video from the Videostream extension for Google Chrome and, using the Chromecast extension, play it on your Chromecast. It's fast and simple to use. Videostream supports subtitles, MKV, AVI, MP4, playlists, and more.

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    Most users think Videostream is a great alternative to Airflow.


  3. Gnomecast icon

    Gnomecast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    This is a native Linux GUI for casting local files to Chromecast devices. It supports:

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  4. Beamer icon

    Beamer

    • Mac

    Beamer streams video directly so it will be played natively on Apple TV and Chromecast. No glitches, clicks, pops or other shenanigans. The video looks just as good as it would on your desktop

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    Some users think Beamer is a great alternative to Airflow, some don't.
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    Air Video HD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV

    Watch videos streamed instantly from your computer on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV.

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    Some users think Air Video HD is a great alternative to Airflow, some don't.


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    AirServer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Xbox

    With the help of a PC, or any other supported hardware, AirServer can transform a simple big screen or a projector into a universal screen mirroring receiver.

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    VLC Streamer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad

    Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

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    Mkchromecast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Chromecast

    This is a program to cast audio and video from your macOS, or Linux desktop to your Google Cast devices or Sonos speakers. It is written in Python, and it streams via node.js, ffmpeg, or avconv.

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    AirParrot

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Screen and file sharing app to share content wirelessly to media servers.

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    OpenTheatre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    It communicates with its own API written entirely using our custom built command-line web crawler designed to scrape information from trusted files, updated every day.

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