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PopCast Alternatives

PopCast is described as 'You have a computer full of video files, and you want to stream them to your TV, but your Apple TV or Chromecast won't let you play your AVI and MKV files. No problem!' and is a Media Player in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PopCast for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PopCast are Windows Media Player, Airflow, Pretty Good Music Player and Gnomecast.

PopCast alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PopCast.
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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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  2. The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library!

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  3. Airflow icon

    Airflow

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Airflow.
    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportAirflow can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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  4. Pretty Good Music Player icon

    Pretty Good Music Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Tired of music players that take forever to start up because they're loading ads or trying to download stuff? Of music players that ignore Bluetooth controls, or stop responding after a few minutes? I was too, so I wrote this app!

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    Discontinued

    Not maintained since April 1st, 2017.

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    Gnomecast

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Gnomecast.
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  6. 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

    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportBeamer can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Videostream.
    ⚫︎ LightweightVideostream consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. Mkchromecast icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Mkchromecast.
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    Squire

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV

    Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients.

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  10. Movie Monad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    A free and simple to use video player made with Haskell.

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    Discontinued

    Lastly committed on Dec 11, 2018

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