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Top 5 Free Video Streamers for Mac/PC

Still sticking to the traditional concept of media streaming service and searching for those paid concrete video streamers, like Apple-TV? It's time to think out of the box and welcome some new ideas, as the best free media streamer software has been already rolled out in the market.

What Tops the List of 5 Best Free Video Streamers?

5KPlayer is absolutly your first choice for free video streamers! What makes it superior to the other 4 top free video streamers is that it streams videos and music between devices seamlessly, for example, from iPhone iPad to Mac/PC or from Mac/PC to Apple TV.

Here, the top 5 free video streamers based on user's rating are recommended in this article for your information and preference.

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Main Features:
* Supports popular streaming tech - AirPlay
* Supports Mac (El Capitan) & Win (10)
* Plays almost all file formats
* Supports for 4K/8K resolutions

Among the top 5 free video streamers, the AirPlay-enabled HD 5KPlayer is more powerful in streaming media between devices and cross platforms. With two versions for both Windows and Mac, this best free video streamer software can easily and seamlessly stream 4K videos, movies and music, and even stream 8K videos from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac/PC and PC/Mac to Apple TV via AirPlay. More importantly, this top free video streamers is helpful to save your eyes from small screens display and allows you to enjoy videos and movies on big HD-TVs with great sound system.

VLC Streamer

VLC Streamer
If you want to sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone/iPod/iPad or smart-phones and other tablets of android system, VLC Streamer becomes one of best free video streamer APP to be installed on your portable devices. It features particularly in Live Streaming of video after a few seconds of processing (assumes a reasonably powered computer).It also smoothly streams movies over the WIFI from your computer to your target devices with good playback quality.

However, it is designed to work on the local network and requires the installation and run of two APPs -free VLC Helper APP on your Mac/PC, and in the meantime, the VLC Streamer APP on your portable devices. Also, the Streamer does not play DRM protected videos.

DivX Player

DivX Player
With a built-in DivX Media Server the DivX player, one of the top 5 free video streamers, lets you live stream videos, music and photos to any DLNA-compatible device in your home, like the PS3, Xbox or Samsung Galaxy line of products and stream videos on demand. You can also use "Stream To" feature in the Player to control which device you stream the videos to.

However, the download of DivX Software includes a DivX player, a DivX web player and a DivX converter; with this big installation file, this free streamer software tends to eat up too much space in your computer.

Quick Time X

Quick Time X
As one of the best 5 free wireless video streamers, Quick Time X also has its unique streaming solutions –HTTP live streaming, using the HTTP protocol, which means QuickTime X streams video from almost any web server instead of requiring special streaming servers, and it works reliably with common firewall and wireless router settings. HTTP live streaming is designed for mobility and can dynamically adjust movie playback quality to match the available speed of wired or wireless networks, perfect whether the video is watched on a computer or a mobile device like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The AirPlay-enabled QuickTime can also stream videos, movies and music from iphone/ipad/ipod to Mac and Mac to Apple TV.

VLC Player

VLC Player

For streaming online videos, VLC player is without doubt one of the best free media streamers, as it provides web channel streaming services that can stream online videos within a blink of eyes from almost all online websites.

However, as many users are complaining, VLC falls short in image quality with buggy interface quirks.

Now, are you taking a fancy to any of the top 5 free video streamers recommended above? If you happen to be fond of 5KPlayer in particular, you may want to continue your reading as we have provided some tips here for 5KPlayer streaming from Mac/PC to Apple-TV. Also, for more information of 5KPlayer, including its AirPlay function and online video audio download, you can visit the 5KPlayer official website.

Stream Videos from Mac/PC to Apple TV with Best Free Media Streamer

Step 1: Download the powerful free media server software -5KPlayer on Mac/PC;

Note: Make sure that the Mac/PC and Apple TV are connected to the same WIFI network.

Step 2: Click AirPlay icon on the top right corner on the interface of 5KPlayer, and a list of AirPlay video receivers will pop up. Select Apple TV.

Note: The AirPlay icon will go red if it is enabled.

5KPlayer Airplay Receiver Selecting

Step 3: Select the videos/music you want to stream from the local disks or drag a file onto 5KPlayer interface and 5KPlayer will stream the file effortlessly.

Note: Make sure that the format of your file works with AirPlay, since AirPlay only supports the following audio and video formats: Video –MOV, MP4, M4V; Audio –MP3, M4A, AAC. If not, for audio files, you can convert the file format into MP3 and ACC directly by 5KPlayer; but for video files, you may need a video converter software for Mac OS or for Windows PC to convert your videos first.

AirPlay Mac to Apple TV

5KPlayer, recommended as one of the top 5 free video streamers, offers the top free streaming solution that not only helps you AirPlay from Mac/PC to Apple-TV, AiPlay-enabled devices(e.g. iPad and iPhone) to Mac/PC, Mac/PC to Mac/PC, but also works well in solving 4K 8K video playback problems. It is an all-in-one video music player, online video downloader and free media server software that is dedicated to your special needs.

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