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 3.1.2

If you love the app, please let us know by rating the app in the App Store.
This is the way more people can discover Friendly. Thank you!

FIXED in 3.1.2
⁃Fixed Hulu Playback issue
⁃Fixed Facebook log in window crash
⁃Added European HBO GO urls

FIXED in 3.1.1
⁃The app now launches on MacOS Sierra and El-Capitan
⁃The Picture-in-Picture window will not steal focus on mouse-over anymore.
⁃Picture-in-Picture window size is now saved correctly.
⁃Various crashes and improvements.

NEW in 3.1
⁃Video Adjustments (transparency, brightness, saturation, contrast)
⁃Customizable Launchpad (edit Favorite Streaming sites)
⁃Easy way to add any custom streaming site by URL
⁃Play local video and audio (MPEG,DivX,ASP, XviD,3ivX, H.261, H.263,H.264,AVC,Real Video, and more)
⁃Clear Site Data (to solve Netflix, Hulu and Amazon error codes)

⁃Hulu location services issue
⁃Hulu login with Facebook
⁃Prime Video audio syncing
⁃Prime Video access for United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Japan

⁃Enhanced Picture-in-Picture to work on any sites (please let us know if you still see any issue)
⁃Added access to preferences and ability to quit application from status item
⁃Added ability to play videos when minimized
⁃Added ability to save Picture-In-Picture resizing
⁃Application window opens to the last size and position used before quitting
⁃Recent Site list moved to account switcher for easier access

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
3K Ratings

3K 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
25.7 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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