Friendly Streaming is a simple and elegant video browser to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on your Mac.

Just open your favorite streaming site, and enjoy Friendly.

Keep a small window open to play the video, while working on another app. Our picture-in-picture works well with Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and most of the streaming sites. You can adjust the window transparency. Keep it always on top. Keep it in place when switching spaces. Remember your preferred size.

Make it easy to launch Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, Twitch.
If your favorite service is not in the list, you can easily add it by URL.

Easily change brightness, contrast or saturation on any stream. Netflix doesn’t change its video’s looks based on your monitor’s calibration. Friendly gives you extra control. You can even turn any movie into a black and white "classic". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Friendly Streaming is a third-party video browser.
It is not associated or affiliated with Netflix, Inc, YouTube, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, Prime Video or any other streaming service you browse using this app.

What’s New

Version 3.4

New in 3.4
⁃Drag and drop media file into application to open file in VLC Player
⁃Drag and drop URL into application to open streaming site
⁃Fixed crash when exiting fullscreen mode
⁃Fixed site selector positioning when in fullscreen mode
⁃Fixed site selector items remaining highlighted after losing focus

New in 3.3
⁃Fix various loading issues
⁃Right click open local media files in VLC Player
⁃Drag and drop media file into dock icon to open file in VLC Player
⁃Drag and drop URL into dock icon to open streaming site

New in 3.2.1
⁃Quick-Fix for the empty License ("Rocket") Tab.

New in 3.2
⁃You can now support the development of Friendly Streaming by purchasing a license (click on the “Rocket” in the settings or title bar)
⁃Added a setting to remove the “Rocket Button” from the title bar
⁃Site Loading Progress Bar
⁃Clear Data for All Sites
⁃Spacebar keyboard shortcut to Play/Pause local media
⁃Display error page for site loading errors

Please let us know if you have any problem or ideas for the app, by reporting the issues on our support page or email.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Scott..? ,

Solid Streamer

Honestly, this is the only 3rd party streaming app that I've ever used, so it's possible there are others which are superior, but in general, this does what it ought to, and seems to do it pretty well. Netflix plays smoother, and looks better than it does when I stream using a browser application. The only real suggestion I woul have is the option to have a detached transport control (etc.). Would be great to be able to see the artist/track, like/dislike the track, etc. without having to toggle apps, or have the player taking up valuable screen real estate when I'm on a single display. Would be fantastic if it could be in the menu bar, but given that not even iTunes does that, that's probably a bit much to ask.
In general I'm stoked on this app so far, will probably remain my main OSX media streamer for the foreseeable future.

Ccccombobreaker ,

Downloaded specifically to avoid using a browser

Just downloaded this app because I wanted to use something that was specifically for watching netflix at 1080p. If you’re reading this, you may or may not be aware that most browsers, i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome - do not support 1080p playback from netflix. I believe it’s something to do with not having certain rights. Anyway, this program plays movies from netflix at 1080p. You can see the difference vs playing it on a regular browser and as a bonus you can use it for other services too. I’ve been using it for a whole 15mins and I can honestly say this is a great app to put all those services in one place for your mac. Get it, it’s free and it works.

The Real XN ,

Simple is better.

When I wanna watch, I just wanna go to the content. I don't want things reorganized or reframed; which is why I have always used a browser. But this little app (which basically operates like a browser with clever features) streamlines my content viewing without needing to open a million browser tabs. I am really glad they made a simple way to consolidate my content viewing. I would LOVE if they also made turining it on/off capable by keystroke rather than mouse click, but that is a TINY criticism. The app just works, works well, and keeps things simple for when it's time to view.


Friendly App Studio LLC
26.4 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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