Introducing FireStream: the most advanced UPnP/DLNA media server for the Mac platform. FireStream is written for the Mac from scratch with an "it just works" philosophy, so that you can be sure it provides a true, seamless Mac experience. Enjoy all of your media, including videos, photos and music on all of your DLNA devices. FireStream natively supports music and videos from Music and Photos as well as any user specified folders. The media is organized just like it is on your Mac and includes thumbnails and rich metadata. Its a snap to locate and stream your favorite content from the comfort of your couch.

Transcoding allows you to play media files that would normally not be supported by a device by converting them on the fly. You can specify connection speed and quality settings to fit your network and device capabilities with ease or enable subtitles with a single click.

With automatic device detection and automatic transcoding configuration, FireStream makes streaming your media as easy as can be. Just power on your UPnP/DLNA media device and FireStream will instantly locate it. Using the Devices tab you can adjust advanced per-device transcoding, network and quality settings giving you fine-grained control of each device. FireStream also has a built in authorization system that allows you to limit access to specific devices.

Unique just-in-time indexing technology allows FireStream to instantly share your media without having to index your entire Mac first! Changes to your media libraries or folders are instantly reflected in the FIreStream content index.

FireStream works great with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Sony Bravia TVs, Sony Blu-ray Players, LG Smart TVs, LG Blu-ray Players, Roku, Harman/Kardon receivers, Naim Uniti, Oppo Blu-ray players, Kodi, MediaMonkey, VLC for iOS/tvOS and many, many other devices.

Get FireStream and enjoy the best Mac media streaming experience today!

Note: Users with iTunes or Photos libraries stored on an external drive or network share may need to add that drive/share to Content > Folders in FireStream and Stop, Quit and restart FireStream to ensure the content is accessible.

What’s New

Version 1.34

- Fixed an issue thatcaused shared folders to stop being updated/refreshed
- Added support for iTunes track number metadata in Folders source
- Fixed a possible hang when toggling shared Photos albums

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

lotohnz ,

Excellent little media server!

Like a previous reviewer I migrated to FireStream from the late, great Playback. FireStream does everything Playback did, only better.

When I was looking for a Playback replacement I couldn't believe how complicated, and sometimes expensive, other media servers were. Why? All I wanted was to stream photos, music, and movies from my Mac.

Fortunately I found exactly what I was looking for in FireStream. FireStream is a great, efficient little media server for your Mac. FireStream is super easy to set up, reliable, secure, and easy on your Mac's resources.

FireStream also consistently displays album artwork and metadata. As great as Playback was, it wasn't as reliable with the artwork and metadata.

I'm really grateful for this app!

Eytan B ,

Getting better but still room for improvement

I have been using it for a three years now. Works well when it works, but occassionally locks up and is a giant resource consumer (I have a LARGE library). I find the lack opf granular settings or an undestanding of the profiles to be annoying -- yes, most people youi would thoink don't csre, but modt people who have DLNA srvers understand if they wanet media to be converted or streamed without comprerssion. I cannot tell without asking developer what audio and video gets converted for each "profile". Can I have a custom where I can choose based on ehat I know my device can handle? Also, I don't use it for photos and video, only audio - is seeing empty folders for those categories of media the fault of my clients or the fault of the server? Could it be made that if a media type is not there, the folder for it is not presented? Keep up the good work :)

MrAtariMac ,

Replacement for Playback

I was using Playback for a few years and was very happy with it. But then I had to reinstall it and it wouldn’t accept my credentials because it needs to ‘connect’ to the developer for verification and they either don’t support it anymore or are out of business. I looked at other products that were clunky or wanted annual fees for support. I paid for FireStream (a risk since there is no trial period), but it works just fine. I would prefer to still be using Playback because I really liked its interface, but this works fine and I’m glad I found it. I’ve used smart TVs to access my media, but my main TV is a Sony Bravia that never has been able to recognize movies. Went round and round with Sony and they had no solution. And for the last couple of years it shows an error if I try to do a software update. My other TVs don’t have a problem. So for the Sony Bravia I have a Roku connected and its media player has no problem with music, photos, or movies. So FireStream is a great Playback replacement for me and fairly simple to set up. As such, 5 stars!


Cyaneous Inc.
31.6 MB

macOS 10.14 or later, 64-bit processor



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