Video streaming app for Android
December 21, 2013 12:48 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a video streaming app and server for an Android phone and a Windows PC.
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For the last three years my primary mobile device has been an iPod Touch 4th gen. For almost that entire time I've used an app called VideoStream
to watch media. The app uses a media server running on a PC to play basically anything over wifi, no matter the format.
Now that I've switched to an Android phone, I want the same thing again: to be able to stream video from my Windows PC without having to worry about converting it to an appropriate format first. I'm fine with running a server program on my PC, and I'm fine with paying a little bit (a few pounds/dollars).
I don't want a straight uPnP/DNLA streaming app unless it can somehow play any old file format on the phone (MKV, AVI, whatever) without any mucking about.
The phone is a Moto G
running Android 4.3, although apparently a 4.4 upgrade is days away.