Developer: Fabian Pimminger
Current Version: 2.1.2
Last Updated: 2 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 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.
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
Rudy!! - This app has come along way. I got this after trying more imaginitive attempts to stream video with my less media friendly xbox one. I’ve been using this for lack of better choices for about 3 months now. It was a rocky start to our relationship with connectivity issues on start up such as not being able to find my networked xbox one, random crashing and the seemingly routine uninstall/install method to watch video. After a recent update - due on part to the pro active innovators behind “Sofplay”. Thats all a thing of the past and i’m thoroughly pleased i waited it out (and no other purchasable apps came around). Now it’s seemless. Any combinations of powering on either the app or the xbox one works flawlessly. I labeled this review “Rudy” because this app is the little engine that could - the biggest part being pro active team engaged in troubleshooting crash reports.
No support... - In the beginning, this was a fantastic app. It did exactly what it should and said it would do; however, that all soon changed. It no longer connects to my Xbox One and refuses to even find it. I have emailed support twice through their contact page with no response each time. I have become fed up with the lack of support and functionality. I would like my money back! This is all a shame because as far as I can tell, this is the only app that actually streams video to the Xbox One. You guys were really onto something here and it appears that will never be fully taken advantage of.
More Reviews for Current Version
Still Wont Discover Devices - For an app that claims to play just like AirPlay, it falls drasticlly short. For one, the app wont find any dvd player, TV, or game console on my Network. Oh, they added look up IP address support? That doesnt work either. Please do not pay for this app. Customer Support is not existent, and the trouble shooting options they supply are a step down from “turn your router off for 30 seconds”. This app needs to be taken off the App Store if it fails to adequetly provide what is in the description. Each update, given they are few an far between, continually brings this app further and further away from what it claims to do. Its obvious the developer is over his/her head.