Download Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • Netflix

    9.002

    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

    6.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Download videos from more than 190 video streaming sites

    6
    5738 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with many sites, Lots of supported file formats
    • CONS: Limited to two simultaneous downloads, Impossible to download certain videos
  • Spotify

    1.0.74.380

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    374 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

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    834 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • YTD for Mac

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    6
    56 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
  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    8066 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
  • Voicemeeter Banana

    2.0.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Audio Streaming

    7
    24 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
  • PS4 Remote Play

    1.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Free PlayStation 4 Streaming App for Mobile Gaming

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Free, Game data saved across devices
    • CONS: Games can look poor, Requires fast internet connection
  • 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
  • JustWatch Movies & TV Shows

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Effective Software to Watch Streaming Movies and Videos

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: A simple and clean layout, Streaming channels are being updated on a regular basis
    • CONS: Some users claim that the recent update crashes upon launch, This app is not available in the United States
  • TuneIn Radio

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The app of 100,000 radios

    6
    83 votes
    • PROS: Lots of stations , Good design, Multiple sorting options , Allows you to save your favorites
    • CONS: Classification isn't always accurate
  • 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

    4
    4 votes
    • SAM Broadcaster

      2016.4

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create your very own online radio station

      7
      385 votes
      • 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
      • OnLive

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        Mac

        Streaming quality games to your computer

        7
        373 votes
        • PROS: Lots of games, Simple and easy interface, Supports older computers
        • CONS: Requires internet connection, Quality varies a lot
      • FNAC Five Nights At Candy's

        1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A free program for Android‚ by funny streaming

        -
        No votes yet
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