Download Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.7.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    10861 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders, Basic version is free
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • Netflix

    9.002

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    All the best offers in Top series, documentaries and shows

    8
    3716 votes
    • PROS: Touch friendly interface, Beautiful interface, Personalized recommendations
    • CONS: Some laggy performance at times
  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    3356 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • All Video Downloader

    6.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Download videos from more than 190 video streaming sites

    6
    5169 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with many sites, Lots of supported file formats
    • CONS: Limited to two simultaneous downloads, Impossible to download certain videos
  • ZEE5 - Movies, TV Shows, LIVE TV & Originals

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Nearly endless streaming content in multiple languages

    9
    14 votes
    • PROS: 100,000’s of hours of video content, 12 different languages
    • CONS: Contains ads, Requires subscription
  • YTD for Mac

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    101 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • Google Play Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    7
    184 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
    • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    412 votes
    • PROS: Huge library, Good audio quality, YouTube and Last.fm integration, Opens Amazon.com MP3 store to purchase tracks, Trending tracks
    • CONS: Messy interface, Some videos require you to register to watch, No video/audio converter
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save your favorite streaming videos or audio music from youtube onto your computer with this software

    8
    45 votes
    • Cake - Video Chat Messenger & Live Streaming

      5.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      A free social networking app for iPhone, by NetTangerine Inc

      9
      4 votes
      • SopCast

        4.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        Mac

        Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

        7
        1766 votes
        • PROS: Lots of channels to choose from, Organized by categories, Create and broadcast your programs
        • CONS: Streaming quality and consistency varies wildly, Gives no error log for those channels that won't stream, A lot of non-US content
      • Open Broadcaster Software

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

        8
        85 votes
        • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
        • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
      • Camfrog Video Chat

        6.21.679

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Join live streaming video chat rooms

        8
        897 votes
        • PROS: Lots of people online, Lots of different rooms available, Good for those using sign language
        • CONS: Very confusing and overwhelming at first, Interface looks a bit cheap
      • PS4 Remote Play

        1.5.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        Mac

        Free PlayStation 4 Streaming App for Mobile Gaming

        10
        33 votes
        • PROS: Free, Game data saved across devices
        • CONS: Games can look poor, Requires fast internet connection
      • TuneIn Radio

        1.0.1.587

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

        6
        317 votes
        • PROS: Tons of radio stations, Local broadcasts from major cities, Well organized interface, Intelligent search, Podcast support
        • CONS: Radio station icons are hard to read, No skipping, No recording features
      • Voicemeeter Banana

        2.0.4.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Software for Audio Streaming

        8
        54 votes
        • PROS: Free to download and use, Huge number of useful features
        • CONS: Can be tricky to get to grips with, Several hours of required to learn
      • Modbro

        2.0.62

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Free App for streaming Videos

        10
        2 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use., Versatile, with lots of added features.
        • CONS: It is only compatible with Versions of Android that are higher than 4., Categories list can sometimes stop working.
      • BIGOLIVE

        1.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Live streaming chat application for smartphone users

        9
        96 votes
        • PROS: An excellent alternative to traditional video chat software., It is possible to send gifts and to earn extra money through Bigo.
        • CONS: As some content is intended for adults, parental guidance is required., In-app purchases will be presented to the user.
      • XSplit Broadcaster

        2.8.1607.1936

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An amazing video and audio streaming tool

        7
        50 votes
        • PROS: Simple, easy-to-understand interface, Effective combination of video sources, Good value for money
        • CONS: Doesn't work well with all capture cards
      • Pluto Video Downloader

        1.0.0.325

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Download videos from 450+ streaming sites (including YouTube), and convert them to many formats

        8
        7 votes
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