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MiniDLNA Alternatives for Mac

MiniDLNA is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Plex, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MiniDLNA and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MiniDLNA are Universal Media Server, Serviio, Infuse and PS3 Media Server.

MiniDLNA alternatives are mainly Media Servers but may also be Media Centers or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MiniDLNA.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
MiniDLNA
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is...

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  1. 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.

    Some users think Plex is a great alternative to MiniDLNA, some don't.
  2. 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.

    Most users think Universal Media Server is a great alternative to MiniDLNA.


  3. 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.

  4. Infuse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Mac

    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.

  5. PS3 Media Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.



  6. 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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  7. Macast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  8. MediaTomb

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    Shut down per notice on homepage, but has been forked via Gerbera http://mediatomb.cc/

  9. Tvmobili

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TVMOBiLi is an UPnP/DLNA media server for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    It streams your Videos, Music, and Photos from your computer to any Smart TV or internet enabled device in your home.

  10. TwonkyServer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TwonkyServer makes it possible for your DLNA devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they're stored. Using your device's remote and menu system, view your computer's media library, or an online media feed, and just press play.

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