Apple Silicon & Big Sur support is here!
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 PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Sony Bravia TVs, Sony Blu-ray Players, LG Smart TVs, LG Blu-ray Players, Roku, Harman/Kardon receivers, Marantz receivers, Naim Uniti, Grundig DTR, Oppo Blu-ray players, Oppo Sonica, BeoSound Moment, 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.
Note 2: To be able to stream all Photos content, "Download Originals to this Mac" must be selected in Photos Preferences if using iCloud Photos. Otherwise, much of your content may not appear in FireStream because it is not available locally on your machine.
Note 3: If using more than one Photo Library, ensure that your preferred Photo Library is set as the System Photo Library in Photos Preferences. Only the System Photo Library will appear in FireStream.
- Fixed content refreshing bug introcued in previous update
- Improved compatibility between formats
- Memory usage reduced further
- Fixed native WAV streaming support
- Improved compatibility with Samsung TVs (please report any issues)
- Fixed album art on Samsung TVs
- Fixed music track ordering on Samsung TVs
- Fixed amp; appearing in Samsung TVs' listings
- Minor bug fixes in Photos source
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good product - Excellent Customer Service
I have tried several different media players over the last few years but none of them really did what I wanted. My primary purpose for purchasing this product was to be able to use my TV to display a slideshow. I have an extensive (19,000) photo library that is managed on my Mac using Photos. This product has allowed me to simply make my photo library work on my TV. The reason I mention great customer service is that when I first installed it there was no content available for photos, the entire reason I purchased it. I sent an email asking about the issue and had a response within an hour. There was a resolution and an update to the App within hours. That is Amazing Customer Service
Works Well When Configured Correctly
I'm giving this app 5 stars because the email support has been so good. When configured correctly it works really well. The app still needs a little more work though. I was only able to get Photos working when I selected 'Use as System Photo Library' in Photos preferences. This was not obvious until Maksim in customer support told me to select it in preferences. Also, three other device were listed as authorized which I never authorized. I had to de-authorize them to get things working. They still show up in the app however. Finally, I have a new LG smart TV but could only get it to work with the VLC device. Works great but needs just a little more work...
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!
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.