Download Streaming Media - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    43413 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • MPlayer

    RC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    8
    416 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: Dull interface
  • Octoshape

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

    5
    48 votes
    • Adobe Media Player

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Navigate online videos using this multimedia player

      6
      99 votes
      • PROS: Create lists of favourites, Apply keywords and ratings to videos, Natural, Dashboard-style interface, Playlist manager
      • CONS: Video not always available
    • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

      2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download manager for streaming audio and video

      7
      88 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Monitors browsing for media, Keeps a capture history, Can download multiple videos simultaneously, Works with all popular media formats
      • CONS: Doesn't allow you to select multiple files, Doesn't include a format converter
    • Configurator for Kodi

      47.47.47

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      A Free Kodi Configurator To Get The Most Out Of Your Media Player

      6
      17 votes
      • PROS: Watch movies and TV shows in other languages, Easily manage your add-ons, The home screen looks better and is easier to use
      • CONS: Technical support refers you back to FAQ sections, Not needed for people that know how to configure Kodi, Confusing for people that have no configuration experience
    • Wirecast

      pro-wirecast-6

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Excellent professional live web streaming solution

      6
      27 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use and understand for a broadcasting app, Excellent for webcasting, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media servers
      • CONS: May not support all web cameras or DV types, Only works with QuickTime
    • The Times of India

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Streaming media program for Windows

      8
      13 votes
      • Flipboard for Windows 10

        2.0.3.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free news and general interests explorer

        7
        15 votes
        • PROS: Scrolling between stories is very quick , Each story has an attached image , Ideal for people with nothing to do , Scrolls rather than flips
        • CONS: Has excessive adverts with no way to remove them, Cannot group similar news platforms , Cannot filter to stop you seeing the same story repeatedly, Includes some low quality sources like Mashable
      • Xnews

        5.08

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Streaming media program for Windows

        7
        33 votes
        • PS3 Media Server

          1.72.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Create your Own media Streaming Server

          7
          218 votes
          • PROS: Automatically encode in the following formats MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, Ready to launch and play no codecs needed on the receiving end
          • CONS: Although this package has everything you need setup is required and some expertise is necessary, Must already have hardware setup for Media servers this is only the distribution method
        • Nero Streaming Player

          1.0.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          With Nero Streaming Player you can play photos, videos, and music from your Android smartphone or tablet on any UPnP/DLNA compatible Smart TV, or other Wi-Fi® Media Players.

          10
          3 votes
          • RSS Builder

            2.1.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free Streaming media program for Windows

            6
            11 votes
            • Web Media Player

              0.64.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A Free Streaming media program for Windows

              7
              20 votes
              • AirMore: File Transfer

                1.3.8

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                A free file transfer app for Android

                10
                2 votes
                • PROS: Free to use for any android user, Unlimited media streaming from your home PC device
                • CONS: Limited tech support, Somewhat time consuming set up
              • VidOn Player

                2.0.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                Free HD movie and streaming media player, supports Upnp, Samba, Ftp, DLNA, Nas device.

                -
                No votes yet
                • Jaksta Streaming Media Recorder

                  6.0.1.2

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Easily record any streamed media

                  7
                  16 votes
                  • PROS: Supports many, many media formats, Monitors websites in the background, Includes format converter, Search the Web for videos and music
                  • CONS: The monitoring tool is heavy on resources
                • BBC News Mobile for Windows 10

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A Free Streaming media program for Windows

                  4
                  4 votes
                  • HD Player

                    1

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Android

                    A free program for android

                    -
                    No votes yet
                    • Comics Book Reader

                      0.1

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      A Free Streaming media program for Windows

                      6
                      22 votes
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