Regardless of format limits, wirelessly stream any local videos, music, and photos (not web content) to LG TVs!
No longer you have to spend hours converting the files to “right” formats before playing them with a USB drive. This app allows you to beam your media content directly from your Mac to the big screen, wirelessly! Simple as that!
To see the app in use, please watch a little demo video: http://bit.ly/2BUkZzt
* Cast Video, Music & Photos without Format Limits
You can easily cast local videos, music, and photos with Stream to LG TV. It will play virtually any file you throw at it to the big screen, including 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MTS, RMVB, RM, WEBM, WMV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, SVG, WEBP, or any other format. Just select the file that you want to stream, and you can enjoy it on the big screen in no time!
* Playlist Customization
Playlist is also supported in the app. You can throw a whole bunch of files into the app and create a playlist, so that you can enjoy your beloved media content non-stop.
* Playback Control
You can use the app to change videos, songs, or pictures; play, pause, seek, and stop the playback. Volume adjustment is also available.
* Auto Device Discovery
Stream to LG TV automatically discovers supported devices connected to the same network as your Mac. No configuration needed, no hassle!
* Supported LG SmartTV models:
This app works on any LG Smart TV manufactured in 2012 and later.
**Please note that it’s not supported to stream DRM protected videos like movies or TV episodes purchased from iTunes. And this app doesn’t beam online videos on websites.**
Trademark Acknowledgement: “LG Life’s Good” is a registered trademark of LG Crop. This app is not endorsed by and has no association with the company listed herein.
Added the ability to stream photos in variety of formats to LG Smart TV.
Ratings and Reviews
It works. It streams movies very fast with almost no noticiable buffering lag. However, it’s extremely difficult to use. I wish it was as easy as clicking a movie in Finder, and selecting Open with…. Instead, you’ll use a menubar app with a playlist that you have to fill (even if you only have a single movie to play). Some other knobs to turn, and even when you think you’ve figured it out, it won’t work the same way the next time. It also seems to get stuck. Hitting the play button doesn’t do anything to unstuck it. I eventually stopped using this app, and just plugged in my external hard drive into my LG TV - it’s able to play movies from there quite well.
Serious lag and sync issues
It found my TV okay, but playing anything was super challenging. The audio and video never synced, despite the file playing fine in every other program. It also constantly needed to sync, adding more disparety to the audio and video. Things were unwatchable using this app.
Streaming is working great in HQ! Once I figured out that my energy saver setting (turn display off after x) was causing it to freeze, it worked perfectly!
I’m not sure if this is the case for everyone because I was streaming from a local NAS > Mac > LGTV, opposed to files on the actual system.
I was honestly suprised to find it work so well. Great Work.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.