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    iStream Alternatives

    iStream is described as 'Stream allows you to stream your media onto your big TV screen with no configuration at all! Just throw in some files and iStream will do the rest!'. There are more than 10 alternatives to iStream for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like iStream are Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), Serviio (Freemium), Infuse (Freemium) and Gerbera (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021
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    Stream allows you to stream your media onto your big TV screen with no configuration at all! Just throw in some files and...
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      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.
    1. Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux.
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      One is a DLNA control point and the other is a server
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    2. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network.
    3. Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.
    4. Gerbera is a free UPnP media server forked from the now discontinued MediaTomb project. It's highly compatible and works with many devices including TVs, Playstation, Android & iOS phones and tablets.


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      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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    5. Macast is an open source tool to use your computer as a DLNA media renderer, so you can cast videos, pictures and music from your phone (or another computer) to your desktop.
    6. MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

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      Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via Gerbera

      See http://mediatomb.cc/

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      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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      SofaPlay allows you to play media files directly from your Mac on the tv. It connects your Mac to your Smart TV and takes care of the streaming. Just drag any movie file onto SofaPlay and it will appear instantly on the big screen in front of you.
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