Smartcast UHD Samsung & LG TV

Developer: Pavel Kostka

Current Version: 1.5.3

Last Updated: 29 days ago

Download Size: 20.1 MB - Download

Description:

Wirelessly mirror your Mac screen & audio to Samsung and LG TV in **Ultra HD** quality.
Stream video files (two streaming modes) - locally seekable preview & video loop.
All TVs from mid 2012 to the latest 2017 QLED are supported.

Features:
- 12 predefined profiles: 480p...2160p (= UHD 4K) with frame rate ranging from 25 to 60 fps;
- Supreme video quality due to HW video encoder support (variable bit rate >20MBit/sec);
- Video-file streaming in 2 streaming modes (both allow video looping):
-- MPEG4 mode (MP4, MOV) with locally seekable preview (showing video as you drag slider);
-- Direct mode that allows to play any format that your TV supports (typically AVI, 3GPP, DIVX,FLV,MKV,..);
- Session recording: active session can be (in parallel) recorded to mp4 file and replayed later;
- Multi-display support (choose which display you want to cast to your TV);
- Low battery consumption & no buffering interruptions due to overloaded CPU (HW encoder support) (*);
- Optional adaptation of video stream to 16:9 (=TV) aspect ratio;
- 5 fully customisable user profiles (customisable quality with bit rate up to 60Mbit/[email protected] HD or up to [email protected] HD);
- Customisable lags (between what is shown on Mac and TV) for each profile;
- Dimming: computer screen can be dimmed while playing (e.g. a movie in a dark room);
- Time shift: if needed, video and audio can be offset +/- 1000 ms in 25 ms steps;
- Dedicated audio driver that allows to capture & transmit audio regardless of what source is playing;
- Displays current data transfer rate and used/free resources ratio;
- The app is free for transfers up to 3 minutes; unlimited transfers as a one-off in-app purchase.

(*) - The app needs a Mac model 2011 or higher.

Audio driver: http://bit.ly/SmartcastADrv

We currently support Samsung and LG, but the app shall work with most DLNA-compatible devices. If you help with a different TV brand, please send us an e-mail and we will try our best.

Note that:
- By default, you can cast your screen video (useful e.g. for showing photos, giving presentations, browsing web, etc). If you want to transfer also audio together with video, you will need to install Smartcast audio driver (instructions provided in the app).
- You can define the lag but you can't go below certain value given by the TV, typically 1.5-3 secs, i.e. the app is not primarily intended for real-time gaming.

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Release Notes:

Bug fixing & stability improvements.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3.4
Review by TPLP02

Very Nice App - I have had this app for quite some time. I use it to project to my 65” LG TV. It has worked flawlessly. Sound drivers have also installed without a hitch. The newest update has an issue, however, say what youu want about the app. I emailed the Developer, who responded within an hour and has been speaking to me back and forth trying to sort out the proble. I am sure he will figure it out. The app is great, but the author is even BETTER! As I told him, if all developers in the App Store were as responsive and help as he is, it would be a better place for all. Give this app a try if you need a Screen Mirroring app. You will like it! If you run into a problem, this guy will help you out without complaint!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 1.3.3
Review by Treice35

Audio will not mirror to tv - So the app video works really well however, I cant get the audio to screen to the tv. I would like this issue or a refund

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

3/5
Version 1.5.3
Review by wgzn

it works. how well depends on your expectation... - first things first. it does what it claims to do. absolutely. set up is easy. you’ll be up and running in no time. but as for the much-mentioned lag issue... 1. it’s not a bug in or weakness of the program. all similar programs will suffer from lag. its simply the nature of what’s going on. you’re playing HD (or larger) signal over wi-fi. you will have SOME lag. how much or how much it bothers you will vary based on your situation. 2. for the users who just want to passively view (like watching movies or youtube) what’s on their screen, the lag probbaly won’t bother you, as you likely won’t be watching both screens at the same time. but if you want to do it for demonstration purposes–anything where you’ll be explaining what’s happening on screen–the lag will probbaly be too much to handle. the price seems a little high for an “app.” for $5 i’d probbaly just buy it and deal. but $10 just seems a bit high when i can just toss a long hdmi cable across the room and get far better results.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
2/5
Version 1.5.3
Review by BexFx

Need the Audio Driver - Hi There, I purchased this and then realised I need the Audio Driver, but I can’t find the file or refernce to a separate app for where to find it anywhere. Only how to uninstall which is no use to me right now.. Please direct me to where i can find this file?

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
1/5
Version 1.5.3
Review by Penguinisto

Nice, but... - Everything started up just fine at first, television connected just fine, but... aparently it demands an audio driver for a 2-month-old Samsung UHD television. Then, while looking for that driver online, I get a nice notice that it’s only good for playing 3-minute sessions unless I pay for the full version (which I apparently can’t get audio for without downloading and installing a mysterious audio driver that High Sierra does not have installed for it.) Here’s an idea guys - label your app as a demo, make it compatible with the latest OSX version, and stop being deceptive about your product.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people
4/5
Version 1.5.3
Review by Thinandlight

Early success, then bugs - The screen mirroring to my Samsung tv was beautiful BUT there was a syncing issue where audio and video did not match. After manually downloading the necessary separate audio driver, that problem was fixed. I enjoyed a pristine high definition video with audio on my TV. But beware, Smartest audio will override iTunes audio drivers (so you will have to go in and manually change that if you aren’t always mirroring to your TV). When I tried to delete the app, even after quitting the app, the app will not allow you to delete it by moving it into the trash.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 1.5.3
Review by Timothy J. Bruckner

Not worth it - Waste of time. You still have to pay $9.99 for full version

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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