Download Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    11957 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
    4911 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
    5438 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with many sites, Lots of supported file formats
    • CONS: Limited to two simultaneous downloads, Impossible to download certain videos
  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    1813 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
  • Spotify

    1.0.89.313

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3475 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
  • ZEE5 - Movies, TV Shows, LIVE TV & Originals

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Nearly endless streaming content in multiple languages

    8
    116 votes
    • PROS: 100,000’s of hours of video content, 12 different languages
    • CONS: Contains ads, Requires subscription
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free program for Windows, by Bytewise Computer Solutions.

    8
    89 votes
    • YTD for Mac

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

      8
      119 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
    • Modbro

      2.1.26

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free App for streaming Videos

      9
      22 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.
    • Google Play Music

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Access music offline or streaming online

      7
      281 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
    • PS4 Remote Play

      1.5.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      Free PlayStation 4 Streaming App for Mobile Gaming

      9
      62 votes
      • PROS: Free, Game data saved across devices
      • CONS: Games can look poor, Requires fast internet connection
    • Open Broadcaster Software

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

      8
      99 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
    • BIGOLIVE

      1.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Live streaming chat application for smartphone users

      9
      122 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.
    • CherryPlayer

      2.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

      8
      423 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
    • Free Movies Box

      2.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Access hundreds of free movies for streaming

      6
      172 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
    • TuneIn Radio

      1.0.1.587

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

      6
      327 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

      2.0.4.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Audio Streaming

      8
      61 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
    • 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
    • SAM Broadcaster

      2016.4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create your very own online radio station

      7
      834 votes
      • XSplit Broadcaster

        2.8.1607.1936

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An amazing video and audio streaming tool

        7
        46 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
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