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
    11350 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
    4163 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
    5263 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

    8
    65 votes
    • PROS: 100,000’s of hours of video content, 12 different languages
    • CONS: Contains ads, Requires subscription
  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3405 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
    1778 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
  • YTD for Mac

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    8
    111 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 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
    68 votes
    • Google Play Music

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Access music offline or streaming online

      7
      204 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
    • Cake - Video Chat Messenger & Live Streaming

      5.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      A free social networking app for iPhone, by NetTangerine Inc

      8
      43 votes
      • CherryPlayer

        2.4.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

        8
        415 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
      • Open Broadcaster Software

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

        8
        93 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
      • Modbro

        2.0.62

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Free App for streaming Videos

        10
        6 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.
      • PS4 Remote Play

        1.5.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Windows
        Mac

        Free PlayStation 4 Streaming App for Mobile Gaming

        10
        41 votes
        • PROS: Free, Game data saved across devices
        • CONS: Games can look poor, Requires fast internet connection
      • TV 3L PC

        2017

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android

        Free worldwide television streaming app

        8
        79 votes
        • PROS: Free download, Well designed interface
        • CONS: Lack of premium content, No local option
      • BIGOLIVE

        1.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Live streaming chat application for smartphone users

        9
        97 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.
      • TuneIn Radio

        1.0.1.587

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

        6
        323 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
      • NOW TV

        1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android

        NOW TV App

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Access to your NOW TV account from anywhere, Simple to use and free to download
        • CONS: Playback can be a little slow on some devices, Requires a subscription after 14 days
      • Free Movies Box

        2.2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Access hundreds of free movies for streaming

        6
        163 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
      • AirServer

        1.9.7.1

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        A Screen Capturing Software That Works with Both Mac and PC

        7
        14 votes
        • PROS: High-quality mirroring and zero flickering, Works with both PC and Mac, Smooth and easy setup, Even live streaming works great
        • CONS: Certain software (driver) limitations exist, Freezing issues are there, Requires a strong, fast Internet connection, No wired functionality
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