By Matthew Gallagher
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Use StreamToMe on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed over WiFi or Cellular from any Mac or Windows PC running the free ServeToMe server (download from http://zqueue.com/servetome). No prior conversion or syncing required (huge number of formats supported) just tap the file and it plays. Play on your device or Apple TV via AirPlay or use TV out dock/lightning cables, turning your iPhone/iPod/iPad into a mobile media player for all your computer's files.
** FEATURES **
- Huge number of formats video, music and image formats supported
- Video up to HD quality 1080p
- Continuous and random playlist modes or single file only mode.
- iTunes library integration; browse your iTunes files and playlists
- iPhoto library integration
- Play all your music, display album art
- Play through folders or use your iTunes playlists
- TV out via the Apple Component, Composite and VGA cables (iPhone4 or newer)
- SRT, SSA and SUB files or embedded text or DVD_SUB subtitles
- Play audio in background (requires iPhone 3Gs or newer and iOS 4.1+)
- AirPlay audio and video support (video requires iPhone 3Gs or newer and iOS 4.3+)
**NO NEED TO CONVERT OR SYNC**
Why bother converting your stuff to an iPhone/iPod size or iPad format before you can view it? Syncing files to your iOS device is a pain.
StreamToMe's companion program *ServeToMe*, which runs on your Mac or PC, does that for you. StreamToMe users can download ServeToMe for free from http://zqueue.com/streamtome
ServeToMe converts the files to an iPhone/iPad-friendly format *on-the-fly*, so a single touch will start playback on your device in as little as 5 seconds.
**UP TO HD QUALITY**
You can stream movies up to HD quality (1080p) over WiFi to your iPhone or iPad from most recent Macs and PCs.
- *Movie files*: in MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, MKV, WMV and more formats
- *Music files* in MP3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, M4A and more formats.
- *Photo files* in JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF (RAW files are not supported)
You can *pause and seek* through the file on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as though it were actually on your device.
**WiFi or Cellular**
Stream over 3G or 4G anywhere from your Mac/PC to your iPhone/iPod/iPad. You can watch your movies, listen to your music wherever you are (port forwarding may be required to make your home network reachable from an external location).
**WHAT YOU NEED**
*StreamToMe* runs on any iOS 3.1 or greater iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
You also need the free *ServeToMe* program running on either an Intel Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or a PC with Pentium4 or greater running XP SP2, Vista or Windows. A 1.8Ghz Core i5 or faster is recommended. PowerPC Macs are not supported.
ServeToMe is a *free program* that StreamToMe users can download from http://zqueue.com/servetome
StreamToMe requires a continuous, direct connection between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. Network settings may affect the ability to connect.
StreamToMe is a transcoding server and may require significant CPU power to perform transcoding. To play movies in 720p or greater, a 2.4Ghz dual core CPU or better recommended. Pentium 4, Atom, Core i3 and Celeron CPUs may need to specify lower transcoding resolutions.
Connecting from an external location (Cellular or non-local WiFi) requires UPnP/NAT-PMP or manual port forwarding on your router. Some configuration may be required (help at http://zqueue.com/streamtome/support).
StreamToMe/ServeToMe does NOT play back any DRM-protected audio or video formats.
What's New in Version 3.9.7
* Fixed a crash bug when using the pinch-to-zoom gesture.
Amazing Streaming App
I have used this app for years and it is simply amazing! The main thing that I use it for is to stream videos. I have is mapped to my home computer and I have been able to stream videos in Afghanistan! I travel a lot and being able to leave my hardware at home and just stream it is amazing.
I also use it a lot with my Apple TV with Air Play. What I love about this is that I can start a stream, air play it and minimize the app on my phone and it will continue to play. Best Feature ever!
Finally I have not run across a video file this app won't play. The only thing Missing is local storage.
"Home Sharing" again!
After IOS 8.4 disables iTune's Home Sharing capabilities this app enabled me to stream my music from my Mac computers to my IOS devices again! Yeah! And, unlike Home Sharing, the iTunes app doesn't need to be open in order for it to work. I have limited my review to 4 stars because the interface is rather inelegant and displays your music library as folders. Not as pretty as the iTunes interface, but it definitely gets the job done and is easy to setup and use. At $2.99 it is definitely cheaper than a subscription to iTunes Match or Apple Music!
This has potential to be the perfect app for streaming iTunes.
Setup is easy. The app layout is easy. Custom settings is easy to make.
The issues I have is the delay between tracks. AudioTap never did that. The BIGGEST issue that's keeping me from recommending this app is the sound quality is awful on LTE. Wifi is fine, but as soon as I leave home, give it 10-15 seconds and all the sudden sound quality is the lowest bitrate. It's so bad, I quit the app.
I'm not sure why it does that. When I run AudioTap it runs perfectly fine.
Please fix these 2 things and I'll very quickly give this app 5 stars and recommend to everyone I can.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Jun 15, 2015
- Version: 3.9.7
- Size: 5.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Matthew Gallagher
- © 2014 Matt Gallagher
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.