Use StreamToMe on your Mac to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed from your Mac or Windows computer. No prior conversion or copying required, just click the file and it plays.

You will need the free *ServeToMe* program running on either an Intel Mac (OS X 10.7 or later) or a Windows computer (running Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or later). Download ServeToMe from


- Video replay up to HD quality 1080p
- Continuous, single and random play modes
- iTunes library integration; browse your iTunes files and playlists
- iPhoto library integration; browse your photos
- Display album art while playing music
- Play through folders or use your iTunes playlists
- SRT, SSA and SUB files plus embedded subtitles


You can stream movies up to HD quality (1080p) over WiFi to your Mac from most other recent Macs and Windows computers.

- *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 Mac as though it were actually a local copy.

**Local or remote**

Stream over the internet from your Mac/Windows computer to wherever you have a Mac running StreamToMe. All media bitrates are automatically adjusted to suit your connection speed. You can watch your movies, listen to your music wherever you are.


*StreamToMe* requires Mac OS X 10.7 or greater. The ServeToMe server must be an Intel Mac (OS X 10.7 or later) or a Windows computer (running Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or later).

StreamToMe requires an uninterrupted network connection to the computer running ServeToMe. Network conditions may affect video quality or the ability to connect.

Connecting from an external location (outside ServeToMe's local network) requires UPnP-IGD/NAT-PMP or manual port forwarding on your router. Some configuration may be required (help at

StreamToMe/ServeToMe does NOT play back DRM-protected audio or video formats.

What's New

Version 3.9.7

Fixed a crash-on-startup bug affecting some users.

Ratings and Reviews

My most used music app


I have many CDs extracted to my computer's drive. Too many to load on portbale devices. I use ServeToMe and StreamToMe for the majority of my music listening. I can access my entire music library on my phone or laptop wherever I am. The phone app is very useful and deals well with network challenges.

When travelling cross-country sometimes the bandwith of the cell network can't quite keep up with the audio stream. StreamToMe automatically adjusts the compression on the fly. You can hear the change in quality for a while, but the music usually doesn't stop completely, then, when the car comes out of the valley or switches to the new cell tower the quality pops back up. So cool.

I also keep a large amount of music in Apple's lossless format. I don't want to stream this high-bandwidth through my cell phone. I have configured StreamToMe on my phone to always have ServeToMe app transcodes the stream to a lower bandwidth format. This is transparent once configured.

My most used app


I absolutely love this app. I have a NAS that contains thousands of video files in varying qualities that are all avaliable on the go from my mac, iPad, or iPhone. I love the ability to transcode to whatever bitrate i need to based on my connection speed. The servetome app is running on my desktop with a quad core i7 930 processor and can transcode even my 1080p videos (however it really needs to be on the same network as remotely accessing it is simply too slow for my upload speeds in my apartment). However i still can access the videos in a lower transcoded quality over 3G, which is great when i connect it to my pico projector on the go.

The one problem I experience as of late is that 720p MKV files are frequently causing a loop of sorts where 30 seconds will play and then the video will start over with a really nasty overlay. The only way around this I've found is to force the bitrate on the recieving device down to about 320 kbps. I'm not sure why only the latest iteration of the server software casuses this, but all the benefits this app provides still affords it a full 5 star rating from me.

Home-Sharing on Steroids


Since I only wanted to allow my children at college access to our shared itunes media away from home, setting up Lion Server was just over kill. StreamToMe provided an easy way to set up streaming both within and outside of a home WiFi network. Setting up the companion program SERVETOME on my iMAC at home along with a dynDNS link to my local network was surprisingly simple. In a couple of minutes my children living in Massachusetts and Mississippi were able to log on to my iMac running ServeToME with an ID and password and access our itunes media through the internet on StreamToMe. (Note: While the default video quality is 480p it was easy to increase the streaming quality to 720P.) While I was traveling I listened to my music stored on the server. The video and sound quality on my iPhone and Laptop was great. Bottom-line: If you aren't ready to configure Lion Server (like I am) consider StreamToME and ServeToMe as home-sharing on steroids.


Matthew Gallagher
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English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Matthew Gallagher


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