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The Best Apps to Stream Your Videos on the Go

Do you have videos on your Mac or PC that you'd like to watch on the go? There's no need to use up your precious memory on your iPhone or iPad. These apps will let you stream your videos right from your laptop.

Infuse 7
Infuse Pro 5
VLC media player

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Your own streaming library
Plex: Movies, TV, Music & More

Plex: Movies, TV, Music & More

Plex Inc.

Don't be limited to what streaming services offer

The Plex app is a companion to the Plex media server that runs on any Mac. Plex has among the best user interfaces for streaming video and audio on the iPad. The app provides all the meta data of your content, which lets you see detailed information on every TV show, movie, or song on your Mac. The app also supports some picture, video, and music plugins. The picture plugin will let you stream your iPhoto library to your iPad (including events, albums, keywords, and ratings). The video plugins offer access to some online video providers such as Revision3. The music plugin provides access to your iTunes library organized by playlists, podcasts, audiobooks, genres, decades, ratings, recently added, recently played, and most played. While it's feature-rich, it is not an essential app because of problems connecting to the Plex server. When Plex does connect, it's an awesome experience.

Infuse 7
Infuse 7

Infuse 7

Firecore, LLC

Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac

Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 15, with powerful streaming options, Trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support. Gorgeous interface. Precise controls. And silky-smooth playback.

- PLAY MORE VIDEO TYPES
A powerful video...

Infuse Pro 5
Infuse Pro 5

Infuse Pro 5

Firecore, LLC

Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

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. Gorgeous interface. Precise controls. And silky-smooth playback.

- PLAY MORE VIDEO TYPES
Play just about anything,...

VLC media player
VLC media player

VLC media player

VideoLAN

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player.
It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion.
It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through Wi-Fi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web.
VLC offers support for advanced...

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Your entire library in one place
Air Video HD.

Take your media library with you

Air Video HD.

Air Video HD.

Bit Cave Ltd.

Air Video HD is a slick app that lets users install a media server on their PC or Mac computer (Linux coming soon) and then link it with the iOS app to be able to stream all of your media to the iOS device. It's great for those who have...

VLC Streamer Pro
VLC Streamer Pro
VLC Streamer Pro

VLC Streamer Pro

Hobbyist Software Limited

Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
VLC Streamer streams movies from your computer to your iDevice. Winner *Best Entertainment App* Chip.de.

You can watch anything from your movie collection. No need for complex conversion processes. No need to manually transfer...

8player lite
8player lite
8player lite

8player lite

8soft

8player is a universal multimedia application for your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
11 years in the App Store, 500 000 Pro users, regular updates and much more. Join in!

FEATURES

With 8player for iOS you can:
• Play media files from DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive servers, as...

VLC Streamer
VLC Streamer
VLC Streamer

VLC Streamer

Hobbyist Software Limited

Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
VLC Streamer streams movies from your computer to your iDevice. Winner *Best Entertainment App* Chip.de.

You can watch anything from your movie collection. No need for complex conversion processes. No need to manually transfer...

AVPlayer for iPhone
AVPlayer for iPhone
AVPlayer for iPhone

AVPlayer for iPhone

Sergej Kachalo

AVPlayer for iPhone – convenient and easy solution for playing most video formats on your iPhone

• Main Features:
- Support 3D Touch
- Night Mode
- Built-in search
- Syncing videos via iTunes or Wi-Fi
- Creating folders, moving, deleting, renaming videos
- Sort by name, date, type
- Favorites

• Video Player:
- Support audio codec Dolby (AC3,...

8player
8player
8player

8player

8soft

8player is a universal multimedia application for your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
11 years in the App Store, 500 000 Pro users, regular updates and much more. Join in!

FEATURES

With 8player for iOS you can:
• Play media files from DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive servers, as...

VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™

VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™

VIZIO

With VIZIO SmartCast Mobile™, you can control your entire entertainment experience with your iPhone. Browse & discover movies, TV shows, music, live streams and more across multiple apps at once. Power on/off devices, play/pause content, modify advanced settings and more.

Effortless Discovery.
VIZIO SmartCast Mobile brings together all your favorite entertainment from...

mconnect Player
mconnect Player
mconnect Player

mconnect Player

ConversDigital Co., Ltd.

mconnect Player is a media player app to support UPnP/DLNA and Google Cast(Chromecast).
- Send Video/Photo/Music to UPnP and Google Cast (Chromecast) devices.
- Gapless Playback by App and to UPnP renderers.
- DSD and FLAC music playback by App.
- Play TIDAL, Qobuz and Bugs music & video to UPnP and...

Rocket Video Cast
Rocket Video Cast
Rocket Video Cast

Rocket Video Cast

Ameen Mody

Unleash your TV with Rocket Video Cast. With Rocket you can browse the web and stream any web video on your TV.

Rocket is also a fully featured file manager that allows you to store files to your iOS device. You can then view the stored files right on your device...

AVPlayerHD
AVPlayerHD
AVPlayerHD

AVPlayerHD

EPLAYWORKS

AVPlayerHD is simple, reliable, and just works. The app plays nearly all video formats without any hiccups, crashes, or need for user tweaking, including HD-quality mkvs. Although AVPlayerHD has support for gestures and has some configuration options, it doesn’t have some of the more “advanced” features as the apps below,...

8player Pro
8player Pro
8player Pro

8player Pro

8soft

8 Player could be great, except that it doesn’t seem to allow for file transfers via USB. Most files apart from HD videos played well, and the app has a built-in downloader and DLNA support.

Secret Video Vault-Fast Player
Secret Video Vault-Fast Player
Secret Video Vault-Fast Player

Secret Video Vault-Fast Player

Wei Zhe

Hide your private videos & music in a secret video vault with PIN passcode.

You can secure your secrecy and precious memories for yourself. Secret Video Vault app gives you a secret and safe place to store all your private videos & music.

Secret Video Vault is also a complete media player...

Cloud Stream IPTV Player
Cloud Stream IPTV Player
Cloud Stream IPTV Player

Cloud Stream IPTV Player

Giovanny Aranda

Watch the TV IPTV from your ISP or any other TV Internet source from your iPhone or iPad!

Features:
• Play IPTV
• Streaming for Internet channels
• Play-multicast streams through a UDP proxy (the proxy must be configured in your local network)
• Support M3U and M3U8, ability to add playlists from the file...

AVStreamerHD Remote Desktop
AVStreamerHD Remote Desktop
AVStreamerHD Remote Desktop

AVStreamerHD Remote Desktop

EPLAYWORKS

Remotely control your PC or MAC anytime, anywhere.

Video streaming up to 30 frame per second with audio, enjoy games, movie and TV shows from your PC or MAC. WebCam is also supported.

Easily manage your computers with AVStreamer HUB Server on single account that it will automatically search your PC...

AirPlayer - video player and network streaming app
AirPlayer - video player and network streaming app
AirPlayer - video player and network streaming app

AirPlayer - video player and network streaming app

Suzhou Totoro Network Technology Co., Ltd.

AirPlayer is an application for streaming video*, music*, photo* from UPnP/DLNA media servers to your Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad.

AirPlayer can access media files on your Windows 7 directly. view http://www.edavs.com/forum/ for more details.
AirPlayer can stream movies from a NAS to your AppleTV 2 without iTunes!
view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DXM2PcBVos for more details.

Videos on Youtube:...

AllShare Video TV Cast Browser
AllShare Video TV Cast Browser
AllShare Video TV Cast Browser

AllShare Video TV Cast Browser

SPM Studios

With AllShare Video TV Cast you can browse the web and stream any online video on your Smart TV. Just navigate to website, find the video you want to play and press the play button! That’s it! The app will detect your TV and send the video on the big...

AVStreamer - Remote Desktop
AVStreamer - Remote Desktop
AVStreamer - Remote Desktop

AVStreamer - Remote Desktop

EPLAYWORKS

Remotely control your PC or MAC anytime, anywhere.

Video streaming up to 30 frame per second with audio, enjoy games, movie and TV shows from your PC or MAC. WebCam is also supported.

Easily manage your computers with AVStreamer HUB Server on single account that it will automatically search your PC...

iMediaShare
iMediaShare
iMediaShare

iMediaShare

Flipps Media Inc.

The easiest way to stream photos, video, and music from your mobile to your TV!

Your photos, videos and music are instantly available to play on any connected TV screen or audio system around – at home, at a friend’s house, or at your local café. For online content like news,...

VideoX TV Cast & Stream App
VideoX TV Cast & Stream App
VideoX TV Cast & Stream App

VideoX TV Cast & Stream App

Lindenvalley GmbH

Video & TV Cast for Chromecast

The main feature from Video & TV Cast, the browser Apple AirPlay & Chromecast-feature, is FREE and UNLIMITED for everybody!

VideoX: Video & TV Cast for Chromecast is the ultimate Streaming Browser. Your Video & TV Cast Browser for AppleTV & Chromecast! Cast videos from...

Rocket - Video Cast for Roku
Rocket - Video Cast for Roku
Rocket - Video Cast for Roku

Rocket - Video Cast for Roku

Omar Mody

Unleash your Roku device with Rocket Video Cast for Roku. With Rocket you can browse the web and stream any web video on your Roku attached TV.

The app works with all your latest Roku devices including Roku 4, Roku Express, Roku 4k Ultra, Roku Premier 4K, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku...

C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Media
C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Media
C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Media

C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Media

Creation TM

6 apps in one! Creation 5 is the first media app to bring together the 6 key media features: Music, Video, Net Radio, Photos, Music Streaming with Deezer and DLNA/Airplay/Chromecast/Bluetooth - all from the same stylish interface. No more switching apps!

Originally developed for the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 and...

Video Player for Cloud Drives
Video Player for Cloud Drives
Video Player for Cloud Drives

Video Player for Cloud Drives

Tuyen Dinh

Best-in-class video player for your Google Drive!
This app is solely designed for video playback!

* Connect to multiple Google Drive accounts
* Search videos across multiple accounts
* Create and manage your playlists
* Favorite videos to watch them offline
* Repeat and shuffle videos
* Background playback
* Lock screen playback controls
* Headphones, speakers support

Disclaimer:
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C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Player

C5 - Stream DLNA Cast Player

Creation TM

6 apps in one! Creation 5 is the first media app to bring together the 6 key media features: Music, Video, Net Radio, Photos, Music Streaming with Deezer and DLNA/Airplay/Chromecast/Bluetooth - all from the same stylish interface. No more switching apps!

Originally developed for the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 and Playmaker, Creation 5 will automatically find any device on the network. Watch your favourite movies on the Big Screen or play your music collection through your home stereo system - it’s a UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) media app! Available in 12 languages.

Features:

Music
• Enjoy your music library in an easy-to-use, elegant interface
• Access your iTunes playlists, and easily create new playlists
• Enlarge your music collection with our ready-made playlists, new songs added every week!
• Use DLNA, Airplay, Chromecast or Bluetooth to enjoy your music through your stereo system or TV
• Supports MP3, WMA, FLAC and AAC audio formats

Video
• Enjoy your movie and video collection on your mobile device or on the Big Screen using DLNA /Airplay/Chromecast / Bluetooth
• Find YouTube videoclips for any song in your collection, or any song playing on Net Radio or Deezer
• Create music video playlists
• Supports all popular video formats, without conversion

Radio (available as an In-App Purchase)
• Enjoy your favourite radio stations on your mobile device or on the Big Screen using DLNA /Airplay/Chromecast/ Bluetooth
• 40,000 Net Radio stations to choose from - listen to London’s Capital Radio when you’re in Hong Kong!
• Like the song that’s playing? Buy it through iTunes with one tap
• Search for radio stations by the artist you want to hear, genre or location

Photos
• Sort images into albums, select favorites
• View on the Big Screen
• Share with your friends via email, SMS, Facebook or Twitter

Music Streaming Service - Deezer
• Over 20,000,000 songs - browse by artist, album, track or genre

DLNA/Chromecast/Amazon FireTV
• Automatically finds and connects to any DLNA ,Chromecast or Amazon FireTV device on the network or any Bluetooth device
• Browse local content stored on a NAS, and sort it by artist, album, title or genre
• Create playlists from different servers
• Download music or videos from the Internet or stored on your NAS for offline playback

Internet Browser
• C5 has its own Internet browser. Everything that you can play in the Internet you can play in your external devices and also download it for offline playback

Please note:
• DLNA/Chromecast streaming is not supported for Deezer.
• DLNA/ Airplay/Chromecast devices must be on the same network as the iPhone or iPad

Compatible with the following brands supporting DLNA / Airplay:
Bowers & Wilkins / Bang & Olufsen / Twonky / Sonos / Xbox / PlayStation and many more!

ALLPlayer - movies on the go

ALLPlayer - movies on the go

ALLPlayer

ALLPlayer - the best way to watch movies on the go.

ALLPlayer is one of the most popular and generally downloaded video player for watching movies on Personal Computers. According to Polish Internet Survey Megapanel Gemius - ALLPlayer is one of the the most commonly used applications.

Now improved version of an ALLPlayer app is finally available for iOS mobile devices. It allows you to watch videos in all formats by using software and hardware decoding. You can now also stream videos, along with subtitles, directly from network environment such as GoogleDrive/Dropbox/Ftp/Smb

- HARDWARE ACCELERATION - can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder.

- OPENSUBTITLES - subtitles downloader built in.

- MOVIE INFO - automatic download and display of movie info.

- ADVANCED OSD - easy adjustment of advanced features on screen.

Player Supported Video formats:

- AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MKV, M2TS, MOV, MPG, MPEG, RM, RMVB, WMV, VOB, ASF, QuickTime, F4V, TS, HD, ...

Subtitles formats:

- DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS Subtitles tracks.

- SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.ass) with full styling.

- SubRip (.srt)

- MicroDVD (.sub/.txt)

- SubViewer2.0 (.sub)

- MPL2 (.mpl/.txt)

- PowerDivX (.psb/.txt)

- TMPlayer (.txt)

AllShare TV - Media Server with SmartTV Connect

AllShare TV - Media Server with SmartTV Connect

Muhammad Usama

Stream photos, music and videos from your iPhone / iPad to TV.

AllShare TV is UPNP/DLNA compatible media server application that let you stream photos and videos from your iPhone / iPad to TV, Gaming Consoles, Media Players and other DLNA devices. The AllShare TV seamlessly integrates into your home network and automatically discover TV and supported devices around you so you can share photos and stream videos on big screen.

With AllShare TV application you can control the Playback of your media on TV from iPhone or iPad. The AllShare TV also supports SSDP protocol which allow your Smart TV to discover and display this application in TV Source menu so that you can browse and control your iPhone / iPad media directly from your Television. You can create Albums in AllShare TV to organise your Photos and Videos and control the visibility of these Albums to protect your private photos and videos.

Features:
*Universal Application (works on iPhone, iPad, iPod)
*Control Playback on TV from your iPhone / iPad
*Browse your iPhone / iPad media from Television
*UPNP/DLNA Compatible Digital Media Server (DMS)
*UPNP/DLNA Compatible Digital Media Controller (DMC)
*Automatically discover supported devices nearby
*Privacy Features for your personal content
*Playback Controls
*Volume Controls
*Create multiple Albums to Organize Media
*Auto update default albums from iPhone and iPad Library
*Support various Video and Image formats
*Support WiFi/Ethernet
*Image Thumbnail on TV Browser
*Video Thumbnail on TV Browser

Note: Please note that AllShare TV application works with UPNP and DLNA Compatible devices. Please make sure that iPhone / iPad and TV is connected to same WiFi router.