Developer: Fabian Pimminger
Current Version: 2.1.5
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 3.6 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.
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
If you want videos playing on your TV in minutes, get Sofaplay - It took me 5 minutes to zero in on this app by googling “stream videos from Mac to xbox”. Once you get to sofaplay’s website, they have a link that will take you into the app store, pony up the $4.99 and download /install it. Over on your xbox one, check to see if you have XBox One Video App. Go into your apps section and look for an app that says "Movies & TV”. If you have it, search for it in the store and purchase it, then launch it. Stop there, it will come up with screen to try and get you t buy actual movies or shows, but don’t do anything. Just go back to your SofaPlay app and you will see that your app has already found the xbox and will show up in the bottom left corner of the UI. Then you will see a dark gray box with an arrow pointing downward, What its trying to tell you is to drop video file from you MAC onto the grey arrow in the SofaSplay. The minute you drop it in there, it begans playig on your PC, No configuration, no myriad of things to configure or other sets, steps to do, simple as pie, I wish all sofware were this simple to set up. Once it is working, you can pause the move or skip around using the Xbox controller as you would have assumed. Perfect little pieceuf software that did exatly what I wanred to do with little to no effort. The entire process tokk less than 10 min. Highly reconneded for ease of us.
Can No Longer Find My Xbox One - This app was working great when I first downloaded it, and was able to find both my Xbox One and my Samsung Smart TV. But suddenly 2 days later, it’s no longer able to find my Xbox One and I can only connect to my Samsung TV. Have tried deleting and reinstalling, restarting Xbox, manually entering IP address but that does nothing. Out of answers at this point, and feel like I just wasted my money buying this. Would appreciate any resolution.
Don't waste your money - I downloaded the lite version of this app and it worked really good but for only the allowed time since it was the free version. So I decided to spend the money for the full version and never got it to work again. I should have just thrown my money in the trash and saved the time I spent downloading it.
Worked for a while but keeps crashing - Very good concept and actually connected easily with my Hisense TV even though it wouldn’t show movie on my Sony. However, it just started crashing for no apparent reason. App needs improvement and resiliency.
Can't fast forward or jump ahead - This app seems to ignore the very basics of streaming videos. There is no way to fast forward or jump ahead in the video. The only thing you can do is watch a video from the very beginning. I would have never paid for this app had I known about this flaw.