Download Media Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    VLC media player3.0.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44895 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield8.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced VPN software for personal and professional use

    7
    8986 votes
    • PROS: Up to five separate devices can be connected to a single account., It offers more than 2,500 global servers., Hotspot Shield is considered to be one of the best apps for streaming media., A seven-day free trial of Hotspot Premium is available.
    • CONS: Slower speed on free version., Access to only US servers from the Free version.
  • 4shared

    4shared4.0.14.27379

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2381 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield7.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Advanced VPN software for personal and professional use

    7
    303 votes
    • PROS: Up to five separate devices can be connected to a single account., It offers more than 2,500 global servers., Hotspot Shield is considered to be one of the best apps for streaming media., A seven-day free trial of Hotspot Shield Premium is available.
    • CONS: Slower speed on free version., Access to only US servers from the Free version.
  • MPlayer

    MPlayerRC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    8
    430 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: Dull interface
  • Adobe Media Player

    Adobe Media Player1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Navigate online videos using this multimedia player

    6
    105 votes
    • PROS: Create lists of favourites, Apply keywords and ratings to videos, Natural, Dashboard-style interface, Playlist manager
    • CONS: Video not always available
  • Flowplayer

    Flowplayer3.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Dedicated Media Player And Streaming Platform

    7
    45 votes
    • PROS: A compact media player, Host live streaming, Provides skinning options, Review analytics and get more ad revenues
    • CONS: Very basic media player, More features available at paid version, Preferably used for live streaming only, May not be updated for new media platforms
  • Configurator for Kodi

    Configurator for Kodi47.47.47

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A Free Kodi Configurator To Get The Most Out Of Your Media Player

    6
    18 votes
    • PROS: Watch movies and TV shows in other languages, Easily manage your add-ons, The home screen looks better and is easier to use
    • CONS: Technical support refers you back to FAQ sections, Not needed for people that know how to configure Kodi, Confusing for people that have no configuration experience
  • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

    iWisoft Free Video Downloader2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download manager for streaming audio and video

    7
    93 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Monitors browsing for media, Keeps a capture history, Can download multiple videos simultaneously, Works with all popular media formats
    • CONS: Doesn't allow you to select multiple files, Doesn't include a format converter
  • Girls Like You  Maroon 5 ft Cardi B

    Girls Like You Maroon 5 ft Cardi B1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Unlimited streaming

    8
    2 votes
    • PROS: Responsive media controls, Unlimited streaming, Plays background music even with other open apps, Neat interface
    • CONS: Cannot rewind or forward music, No song library, No other use
  • Wirecast

    Wirecastpro-wirecast-6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent professional live web streaming solution

    6
    28 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and understand for a broadcasting app, Excellent for webcasting, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media servers
    • CONS: May not support all web cameras or DV types, Only works with QuickTime
  • The Times of India

    The Times of India

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Streaming media program for Windows

    8
    17 votes
    • Xnews

      Xnews5.08

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Streaming media program for Windows

      7
      33 votes
      • Flipboard for Windows 10

        Flipboard for Windows 102.0.3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free news and general interests explorer

        7
        16 votes
        • PROS: Scrolling between stories is very quick , Each story has an attached image , Ideal for people with nothing to do , Scrolls rather than flips
        • CONS: Has excessive adverts with no way to remove them, Cannot group similar news platforms , Cannot filter to stop you seeing the same story repeatedly, Includes some low quality sources like Mashable
      • AirMore: File Transfer

        AirMore: File Transfer1.6.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A free file transfer app for Android

        10
        2 votes
        • PROS: Free to use for any android user, Unlimited media streaming from your home PC device
        • CONS: Limited tech support, Somewhat time consuming set up
      • BBC News Mobile for Windows 10

        BBC News Mobile for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free Streaming media program for Windows

        4
        4 votes
        • Mia - Bad Bunny ft Drake. new mp3

          Mia - Bad Bunny ft Drake. new mp31.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Enjoy the music

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Has its own song library, Unlimited streaming, Responsive media controls, Neat interface
          • CONS: Does not feature songs of other artists, Does not come with music videos
        • RSS Builder

          RSS Builder2.1.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free Streaming media program for Windows

          6
          11 votes
          • Octoshape

            Octoshape1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

            5
            48 votes
            • PS3 Media Server

              PS3 Media Server1.72.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              Create your Own media Streaming Server

              7
              222 votes
              • PROS: Automatically encode in the following formats MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, Ready to launch and play no codecs needed on the receiving end
              • CONS: Although this package has everything you need setup is required and some expertise is necessary, Must already have hardware setup for Media servers this is only the distribution method
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            1VLC media player3.0.7.1448957.7Windows,Mac,Android,iPhone
            2MPlayerRC 2 1.04307.5Windows
            3Hotspot Shield8.4.189867.4Windows
            44shared4.0.14.2737923817Windows,Android,Web Apps
            5Hotspot Shield7.9.03037Mac
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