DLNA streaming from Mac to Smart TV

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With the help of Elmedia Player you can easily stream various media wirelessly from your Mac or MacBook to DLNA-compatible devices on your home network. DLNA-compatible device is the one that uses UPnP protocol for finding and sharing video, audio, and other media with other devices on the network.

Why is it so useful? Well, whenever you want to stream media from Mac to TV wirelessly you can do so - no need to copy files to USB flash drive or connect your device to the TV set with an HDMI cable. Thanks to the DLNA support you can turn your Mac into a media server gaining quick wireless access to video and audio files on your TV's large screen.

DLNA UPnP player for Mac - Elmedia Player

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+. 59.68MB free space. Version 7.14(2226). (10 Aug, 2020). 4.8 Rank based on 463+ users
Elmedia Player is a great option for DLNA streaming from Mac to Smart TV. It basically plays the role of a DLNA Media Controller (DMC) letting you stream video to smart TV from Mac via DLNA/UPnP and control the playback. Additionally to being a good DLNA player for Mac, Elmedia Player PRO is a universal downloader for saving various movies, videos, and audio files from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vevo and many more.
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When streaming files with Elmedia Player one can fully control the playback from the app: play/pause, skip forward and back, adjust the volume.

Elmedia Player works wonderfully with subtitles, you can switch between different subtitles and audio tracks and it actually casts 4K videos as well as the regular ones (of course if your Smart TV supports this resolution).

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How to cast video from Mac to smart TV wirelessly using Elmedia Player

  1. 1. Switch your Smart TV on.

    2. Install free Elmedia Player on your Mac computer.

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  2. 3. While at Mac, locate the video (audio) that you are going to stream.

    4. Open the file in Elmedia Player.

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  3. 3. Press the streaming icon on Control Panel in Elmedia Player window and choose the device you want to stream to.

    Note: Free version of Elmedia Player allows free streaming for 1 minute and if you like how everything works there, you can buy Elmedia Player PRO. There is actually much more than just video and audio streaming in PRO version.

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Different ways to stream video to Smart TV from Mac:

Elmedia Player offers streaming from Mac to TV in two ways: either via AirPlay or via DLNA. This ensures that you can stream content no matter what type of TV you own. If you are using Apple TV, choose AirPlay to stream content from your computer to TV. If you are using Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic or any other smart TV, then choose to use standards defined by DLNA.

Stream YouTube media from Mac to TV wirelessly without ads

Isn't it so much nicer to watch your favorite YouTube videos on a larger screen of your TV without even having to click "Skip Ad" button? Elmedia offers an ad-less playback of YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion content - just follow the steps listed below:

  1. Turn on your smart TV.
  2. Install free version of Elmedia Player on your Mac.
  3. In Elmedia go to File > Open Online Video to open a video file in the player.

  4. Open Online Video
  5. When ready to stream, click the live stream icon in Elmedia's control panel.
  6. Choose the device from the list of available ones and enjoy your favorite content on big screen.

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Note: Free Elmedia Player allows streaming for 1 minute and if you like everything, you can purchase Elmedia Player PRO. There is actually much more than just DLNA Mac to TV streaming in PRO version of the app.

Stream online content from Mac to Chromecast

Not only is Elmedia Player a good DLNA player for Mac, but it also allows you to stream online content to your Chromecast.

Here's how you can cast an online video to your smart TV:

  1. Turn your smart TV on.
  2. Install free version of Elmedia Player on your Mac.
  3. In player's settings choose Chromecast as a device to stream to.

  4. Chromecast streaming
  5. Switch to the Browser mode of Elmedia Player and in the right-click menu select "Play Online Video" option.

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What is DLNA. Some facts from Wikipedia

DLNA is an actual organization - Digital Living Network Alliance - that was created to define standards that enable compliant devices to share various content - photos, videos, music - with each other. DLNA is responsible for more than four billion different DLNA-compliant devices, be it a computer, smart TV, game console and speaker, etc.

Thanks to DLNA various devices successfully communicate with each other letting you enjoy countless resources. With DLNA-compatible software, e.g. DLNA UPnP player for Mac, you get to stream videos and music wirelessly. You will find a list of DLNA UpnP media servers here.

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 59.68MB free space
Version 7.14(2226) (10 Aug, 2020) Release notes