What are the best Airflow alternatives in 2018?

    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 an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Airflow for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like Airflow are Videostream (Freemium), Gnomecast (Free, Open Source), AirServer (Paid) and Air Video HD (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 12, 2021

      • 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.
      • 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.


    1. Chromecast local files from Linux - supports MKV, subtitles and 4K!.
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    2. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      Watch videos streamed instantly from your computer on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. No need to worry about converting or transferring files.
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      Some users think Air Video HD is a great alternative to Airflow, some don't.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • iPad
      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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    3. 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.
      • 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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    4. AllCast lets you send photos, music, and videos on your Android to your TV!
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    5. Capture your system audio and stream everything directly to your Chromecast.
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