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    Sofaplay Alternatives

    Sofaplay is described as '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' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sofaplay for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Plex, which is free. Other great apps like Sofaplay are Universal Media Server (Free, Open Source), Google Home (Free), Serviio (Freemium) and Infuse (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 29, 2018

    1. 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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    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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      Formerly known as Google Cast, Home provides a control center to setup, manage and control Chromecast, and Google Home devices. CHROMECAST FEATURES • Easily browse trending and popular content from your Chromecast-enabled apps.
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    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. Basic features * DLNA 1.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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      • 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • iPad
      Stream Videos from desktop to mobile.
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    7. 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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