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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, providing a true, seamless Mac experience. Enjoy all of your media, including videos, photos and music on all of your DLNA devices. FireStream natively supports media from Music, TV, Podcasts, Books 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 discover 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 quickly reflected in the FireStream content index.
FireStream is fined-tuned for the best Hi-Fi audio listening experience. An optimized audio content layout (including composers) allows for quick and convenient browsing, letting you to focus on enjoying your music library. FireStream supports lossless audio streaming as well as lossless audio transcoding when necessary.
FireStream works great with:
- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3
- Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Xbox One X
- Sony Bravia TVs, Sony Blu-ray Players
- LG Smart TVs, LG Blu-ray Players
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Vizio Smart TVs
- Google Chromecast
- Yamaha receivers
- Marantz receivers
- Denon receivers
- Harman/Kardon receivers
- Naim Uniti/Atom/Mu-So series
- Rotel RCX/RDG/RT series
- Linn DS/DSM series
- Cambridge Audio CXN/CXNv2
- Grundig DTR
- Oppo Blu-ray players, Oppo Sonica
- Bang & Olufsen Beosound/Beoplay/Beovision/Beolab series
- Kodi, MediaMonkey, VLC for iOS/tvOS
- all other UPnP/DLNA compliant devices - look for the DLNA logo
Supported formats include*:
- audio: MP3, AAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, LPCM, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WMA
- video: MOV, M4V, MKV, H263, H264, HEIC, WMV, ASF, AVI, MPEG2, VOB, FLV and others
- image: JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TIFF, PDF, BMP, GIF, SVG, AI, PSD, RAW and others
Get FireStream and enjoy the best Mac media streaming experience today!
FireStream is M1-optimized and runs natively on the new Apple Silicon processors.
Note: Users with Music 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.
* DRM-protected content is not streamable.
- Stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Good video experience once it’s running
The main advantage to digital video is the ability to skip around in the video, or at least to do fast forward/reverse. The Roku 3 box only supports these basic functions if your video is already in particular coding formats. Firestream seems to do the conversion for me, giving me control over the playback.
Originally, I used Serviio for my DLNA server. It did not do the appropriate conversions.
My only gripe so far with FireStream is that you must run it as a logged-in user. If you aren’t logged in, your computer isn’t running FireStream. The advantage of Serviio is that it can run as a true server, making your media available whenever your Mac is running.
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...
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- Cyaneous Inc.
- 89 MB
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Copyright 2021 Cyaneous, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 7-day Free Trial
- Free Upgrade
- FireStream License $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.