With Apple TV support: Download SofaPlay TV in the Apple TV App Store to stream music and videos to your Apple TV
With Xbox One support: Use SofaPlay to stream music and videos to your Xbox One!
Touch Bar support: SofaPlay now supports the Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro
SofaPlay Lite allows you to play media files directly from your Mac on the tv. It connects your Mac to your Smart TV and takes care of the streaming. Just drag any movie file onto SofaPlay Lite and it will appear instantly on the big screen in front of you. SofaPlay Lite streams your video wirelessly to your TV.
No configuration needed, no hassle. Just drag and drop.
Your Mac is completely controlling and managing your TV and taking care of the streaming. Just lean back on your sofa, get some pop-corn and enjoy a movie, or two.
*** SofaPlay Lite allows unlimited photo and image streaming to your TV, but video streaming is limited to two minutes. ***
IMPORTANT: SofaPlay Lite is working with devices, which are supporting the UPnP/DLNA Digital Media Renderer standard. Fortunately, most of the new TVs are working with SofaPlay Lite. Also, there are a few supported Blu-Ray Players. If your device has a network connection (wireless or wired), there is a great chance it is supported. Before you download SofaPlay Lite, please use this little app to check if your device is compatible: http://bit.ly/sofaplay-device-check
Ratings and Reviews
Our Xbox and Desktop CD/DVD players don't work and I wanted to watch a family movie on our TV. After confirming this app would work with our device, it proved to be a great solution.
Dont waste your time on the lite version.
The app picked up my xbox but it would have been nice if they were more up front about the 2 minute limit on the lite version. Show me ads or something to make up for the free version, what the hell am I supposed to do with a 2 minute limit?? Waste of my time.
Seems buggy. Doesn’t play videos at all. Even <2 min.
This app recognized both my Samsung TV and my Xbox 360 and it was able to display photos, but it would not play any video at all through either device. I tried it with three different 1080p standard .mp4 files all taken by the same camera. These files played back fine on my computer. When I tried to play one of these videos through this app, it would sometimes display a message saying that this was a trial version and unable to play videos longer than two minutes. However, each video I tried was well under one minute. I tried adding the videos individually, or in a playlist with other videos, or with other videos and photos. I was unable to make it play videos at all.
My phone is able to play videos and photos with no issues on either the TV or the Xbox, so the problem must be with this app.
It also appears to be unable to use the standard controls on the TV or Xbox 360 to navigate between photos, but I didn’t test this extensively.
The app also seems to exhibit inconsistent, buggy behavior, at least from my limited testing.
The interface looks nice, but if the app doesn’t work that doesn’t really do it for me.
A pity it doesn’t work right– I probably would have just spent the $5 to upgrade to the full version if it had.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.