How to Send Video to Bravia TV? Elmedia Player Gives Answers

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There are moments when you have a great desire to watch the forgotten family videos, favorite movies or shows on your Smart TV and dive deep into sweet memories and pleasant emotions. So you stand up, drag out and dust off the old DVD player, search for the discs you like, get angry if you don’t find them and at last fish out the desired one.

Now your journey begins. But admit that you’ve spent too much precious time on preparations. Probably a better option would be saving those videos on your Mac or external drive that you can easily connect to your computer and then just stream the movies from your Mac to Sony Smart TV. That would have been really easy and effortless with the Elmedia Player app.

Cast Music and Video to Sony Bravia from Mac

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Elmedia streaming is really easy and painless. You can use Elmedia Player on your Mac as a TV remote which is very comfortable, time and effort saving. Its play/pause, back/forward, volume and other controls will help you operate your streaming video on Sony Bravia. You also receive a possibility to manage subtitles in your videos, if they have any, and use external subtitle files.

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The latter allow you to enjoy the video content in any supported language. Audio and video files are streamed in their original formats or transcoded in real time if device doesn't support some formats. If there are more than one video you'd like to watch, you can queue them and watch one after another, just like a playlist.

If your Sony Bravia can play 4K videos, connect it to your Mac via DLNA, launch Elmedia Player and easily stream your favorite movies and music from Mac to Sony Smart TV. No matter what type of file you want to air, Elmedia will cope with everything.

Elmedia Player is also a great solution for downloading video and audio content from the Internet. With its PRO version you can save videos as well as separate soundtracks in any formats and resolutions from Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion and many other sites. The online content as well as the downloaded one is easily streamable to your Sony Smart TV if you use the Elmedia Player app.

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How to Cast Local Files from Mac to Sony Smart TV

It’s not a problem for Elmedia Player to stream music and videos located on your Mac to Sony Bravia or any other Sony Smart TV. Here are some simple steps to follow:

  • Turn on your Smart TV.
  • Click here to download Elmedia Player to your computer. Unpack and install it as a usual Mac app
  • Choose a file that you want to stream.
  • Start playing it with Elmedia Player.
  • Press the streaming icon in the left part of Elmedia’s control panel. Click the name of your Sony TV in the drop-down list of available devices. You can select any other device to send your file to.

  • Stream to Sony

If you have free version of Elmedia Player your streaming is allowed for 1 minute. This limitation is gone once you activate Elmedia’s PRO version.

Stream YouTube Content from Mac to Sony TV

YouTube is very intrusive with its ads that interrupt videos every few minutes. The longer your video is, the more ads you will have to see or skip during its playback. Luckily, Elmedia Player cares about your comfort and protects you from any adware. Watch and stream YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo videos with Elmedia to have high quality playback without advertising. Follow these simple instructions to enjoy YouTube videos on the large screen of your Sony Smart TV:

  1. Check whether your TV set is plugged in and turned on.
  2. Install Elmedia Player on your computer and open it.
  3. Follow File -> Open Online Video. Copy and paste the link to a YouTube video into the window that opens. Click Open.
  4. Press the streaming icon on the control panel. In the drop-down list of supported devices click the name of your TV.
  5. Streaming will start automatically.

With the free Elmedia version your streaming has a limitation of 1 minute. Only the PRO option gives you a desired freedom to stream without limits. You also receive extended features and more control over video and audio playback.

Stream Online Videos from Mac to Sony Bravia

With Elmedia Player you don’t need any other software to send your favorite videos to Bravia TV. If you come across a good movie that is available online, assign Elmedia to play it on a large screen. For this you will need to do the following:

  1. Make certain that your Sony Smart TV is on.
  2. Download and launch Elmedia Player.
  3. Activate Elmedia PRO: copy and paste the activation code that you’ll find in the email message from Eltima Support Team.
  4. Switch Elmedia to the Browser mode: in the main menu click Window -> Browser. In the window that opens paste the link to the video into the search field and press Enter.
  5. The app will open your video file. Find the Video tab at the bottom of the window. Right click the video. In the drop-down menu select the Play Online Video option.
  6. Click the streaming icon on the Elmedia control panel. Choose the name of your Smart TV in the list of devices available for streaming.

What Is Sony Smart TV?

Sony is a world leader in manufacturing of electronic devices and information products for audio, video, games and communications aimed at a variety of customers.

While other brands try to create their own operating systems, Sony goes the other way. Sony Smart TV uses Android TV OS which is intuitive and perhaps the easiest to implement. Its main menu consists of 3 horizontal lines with icons that are sorted into categories: recently watched movies, applications and games. The choice of games for Android TV is very wide, besides, you have an opportunity to use the gamepad.

You can easily use your smartphone or tablet as a TV remote with the TV SideView app that you can download from the Google Play store. Sony Smart TV supports iOS devices and the voice search. There is also access to YouTube apps, social networks, online storage of video content, TV programs, games and other media files. Sony Smart TVs have their own file storage with a capacity of 16GB.

Read also how to cast from your Mac to Chromecast.

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 55.34MB free space
Version 7.12(2164) (24 Jun, 2020) Release notes