Download Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • Netflix

    3.7.0.23

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Native Neflix app for Windows' tile UI

    5
    346 votes
    • PROS:Touch friendly interface, Beautiful interface, Personalized recommendations
    • CONS:Some laggy performance at times
  • All Video Downloader

    5.9.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Download videos from more than 190 video streaming sites

    6
    5737 votes
    • PROS:Compatible with many sites, Lots of supported file formats
    • CONS:Limited to two simultaneous downloads, Impossible to download certain videos
  • Spotify

    1.0.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    373 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
  • SopCast

    1.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Watch live sports and television on your Android phone

    6
    24 votes
    • PROS:Lots of channels, Good video quality for many channels, Allows you to open specific URLs
    • CONS:Badly organized channel listings, Very few US channels
  • Jing

    2.5.47113

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Capture and share images and video

    6
    265 votes
    • PROS:Discreet yet accessible, Save to video or image, History feature
    • CONS:Crosshairs view , Can lag, Limited editing
  • BIGOLIVE

    1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Live streaming chat application for smartphone users

    6
    6 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.
  • YTD for Mac

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    6
    55 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

    6
    57 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
  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    8065 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
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    6
    18 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
  • Windows Video Downloader

    4.2.0.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save Your Favourite Videos with Windows Video Downloader

    7
    31 votes
    • PROS:Quick and simple video downloads., Converts to a wide range of formats.
    • CONS:Compatible only with Windows., Requires payment.
  • Camfrog Video Chat

    6.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Join live streaming video chat rooms

    8
    565 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
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    7
    359 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
  • DuckDuckGo for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Searching And Privacy App For Internet Users

    7
    13 votes
    • PROS:The stories it suggests are not the ones you see on other websites, Their suggestions for new topics are inventive, You do not end up seeing the same things over and over again,
    • CONS:If you cannot find it on Google you will not find it with this app either, Some of the suggestions seem very random, No tracking means no specific/personal suggestions,
  • ScreenFlow

    5

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent professional screencasting studio

    6
    1134 votes
    • PROS:Lots of effects, Simultaneous recording, Powerful but simple editor, Huge number of improvements in latest version
    • CONS:No way to subtitle or add text to screencasts
  • TuneIn Radio for Windows 10

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    133 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
  • SoundCloud

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Access and upload SoundCloud recordings from your Mac

    5
    47 votes
    • PROS:Allows you to listen to and upload SoundCloud files from your Mac, Slick and easy to use, Search and create your own playlists
    • CONS:May be unstable if fails to connect to the cloud
  • MorphVOX Mac

    1.2.4

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Digitally Change your Voice

    4
    101 votes
    • PROS:Change your voice with a variety of filters, Add background sounds and special effects for great audio clips, Available for Mac OS and Windows PC,
    • CONS:Not a free program you must purchase a license in order to use this software,
  • Free Movies Box

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access hundreds of free movies for streaming

    6
    145 votes
    • PROS:Large catalog of movies, Classification of movies by genre, Search engine
    • CONS:Difficulty of launching some movies, Variable video quality, Overall quality of movies available, No subtitles, Bug with playback bar
  • Ditto TV

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Watch more than 100 Indian TV shows live on your mobile device

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:Plenty of TV shows to watch for a monthly fee, Adaptive streaming means it can run in areas with poor Wi-Fi
    • CONS:People outside of Middle and South Asia will not be interested in the app, The free trial only lasts for two days
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