By Fabian Pimminger
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
With Xbox One support: Use SofaPlay to stream music and videos to your Xbox One!
SofaPlay 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 and it will appear instantly on the big screen in front of you. SofaPlay 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.
IMPORTANT: SofaPlay is working with devices, which are supporting the UPnP/DLNA Digital Media Renderer standard. Fortunately, most of the new TVs are working with SofaPlay. 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 buy SofaPlay, please use this little app to check if your device is compatible: http://bit.ly/sofaplay-device-check You can also download the limited SofaPlay Lite in the Mac App Store for free to test your setup.
What's New in Version 1.4.1
Small update to improve the reliability of SofaPlay.
A Great EXTRA App to have when you want to watch something NOW on your Xbox
First of all, all apps should be judged by what they do, not what they do NOT do, unless they advertise it.
This app does what it says it does. It plays ONE VIDEO (or media I suppose) at a time directly to your xbox. ( I have not tried to a smart TV)
FIRST, go get the Sofaplay Lite and test it to see if it works before you buy. There was no setting up for me.
YOUR XBOX and MAC need to be on the same network! One can be ethernet, the other WiFi, as long as its the same network. One on 5K and the other on 2.4k wont matter.
I use this app when Im in a hurry to watch something as soon as its downloaded. Im an all apple person, maybe like you. Have to convert MKVs before they play on the apple TV (Do you hear this Apple???)
Even if you use streaming like Serviio they have to upload to server first before they will be recognized.
With this, you simply drop the video file on the program window, and it starts IMMEDIATELY. Youll have to pause it because it starts it before your ready to watch, thats how fast it is!
You can control the video through the xbox. all commands work, pause, REW, FF, etc.
The only reason I can think of for the negative reviews is that
1)People didnt realize what it was, maybe thinking its a streaming service for multiple items
2) didnt work with their TV
For no.2, download the SofaPlay lite, its free and it will work for 2 minutes of video then stop. youve proven it works, and you can pay the 5 dollars for this app that works perfect!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Feb 05, 2016
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 2.2 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Fabian Pimminger
- © 2016, Fabian Pimminger & Gerald Voit
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor