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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 25 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), Serviio (Freemium), Google Home (Free) and Infuse (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    SofaPlay allows you to play media files directly from your Mac on the tv. It connects your Mac to your Smart TV and takes...
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    1. 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.
      • 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.
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    2. 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.


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


      • 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.
    3. 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!
      iStream vs Sofaplay opinions
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      almost same UI and features .
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

      The only one of all those I tried that did what Sofaplay does, i.e. plays a movie dropped on the app.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago


    4. AllCast lets you send photos, music, and videos on your Android to your TV!
    5. Elmedia is a free media player for Mac that supports various video and audio formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT, MP3, etc. The app features exclusive Open Online Video feature which lets you watch YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion videos online without ads.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows Phone is a web app that enables interaction between just about any connected TV that has a web browser and a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Simply create a new channel on the big screen at


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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Watch the latest news, live sports events, YouTube and music videos on TV. Requires only phone/tablet and an optional connected TV. Supports Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Apple TV, XBox, Chromecast... and of course your mobile screen.
    6. TVMOBiLi is an UPnP/DLNA media server for Mac, Windows and Linux.
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