Developer: Fabian Pimminger
Current Version: 2.1.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Download Size: 2.5 MB - Download
With Apple TV support: Download SofaPlay TV in the Apple TV App Store to stream music and videos to your Apple TV
With Xbox One support: Use SofaPlay to stream music and videos to your Xbox One!
Touch Bar support: SofaPlay now supports the Touch Bar on your new MacBook Pro
SofaPlay Lite 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 Lite and it will appear instantly on the big screen in front of you. SofaPlay Lite 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.
*** SofaPlay Lite allows unlimited photo and image streaming to your TV, but video streaming is limited to two minutes. ***
IMPORTANT: SofaPlay Lite is working with devices, which are supporting the UPnP/DLNA Digital Media Renderer standard. Fortunately, most of the new TVs are working with SofaPlay Lite. 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 download SofaPlay Lite, please use this little app to check if your device is compatible: http://bit.ly/sofaplay-device-check
We’ve fixed an error regarding an issue with the port 1900. If you’ve encountered this error, please try again after the update.
This update also brings the ability to connect to a device by entering its IP address. It is available in the menu bar under "File" -> "Search Device By IP Address"
Apple TV: Download our SofaPlay TV app on your Apple TV (4th Gen) and use SofaPlay to stream media files to your Apple TV
Most Helpful Reviews
Please Read Before Buying - This app is a "check” app, which means it is a trial app that allows for you to see if your computer/device is capable to play to your tv, game console, etc. The video is limited to two minutes and the files, so far as of file formating, I have had no issues with any yet. But please remember that this is a trial application designed to test if your computer/device is capable to stream to your tv or game console! If you like how the application works then you can buy the full, non “lite” version and stream away with no constraints!
Playback Error - I decided to try and use this program with all of my devices. The program did not detect my PS3 or PS4 but it did detect my Xbox 360 unfortunately no video files would play when dropped into the program. The Xbox 360 would just say “Playback Error” and I tried at least three different type of video formats and got the same thing each time. I did not try it on a Xbox One so it may work great on that, I don’t know. Here’s my suggestions: If you want to stream to 360 just get “XBConnect”. In my opinion the easiest way to stream video files to your TV is with the application “Beamer” however Beamer does require a Apple TV but it’s completely worth it and I’ve yet to run into a single format it couldn’t handle. It’s as simple as dragging and dropping the file into the application and watching.