Do you know the terms UPNP, DLNA, and DMR? … No? … Neither do we. But the truth is, if you own a Smart TV – you know, the TVs which are able to connect to the home network and internet – there is a great chance your TV is supporting these features. SofaPlay allows you to take advantage of them and play media files directly from your Mac on your tv. Just drag and drop a movie onto the app and it will appear on the big screen in front of you. No configuration needed, no hassle. It’s like AirPlay, but for the rest of us!
This could very well be a pitch for our new App called SofaPlay, on which Gerald and I have been working for a few weeks/months. It’s the wonderful thing that allows us to play movies and TV shows on our brand new Samsung Smart TV without having to copy the files on an USB drive.
What SofaPlay does is basically use a few functions which are burried really deep inside many Smart TVs and exposing it through a nice and intuitive interface. Just start the app, let it search for your device and drag a media file onto it. It will appear immediately on your big screen TV without you touching your TV’s remote control and navigating through complicated menues. Your Mac is completely controlling and managing your TV and taking care of the streaming. Just lean back and enjoy the movie ;-)
We are using SofaPlay in our flat on a daily basis since we had a working version. So it already had some really intensive alpha testing in our living room, but as the development continues, we need more people to really test the app with many different TVs and mediaboxes. This is where we need you. If you own a compatible Smart TV or mediabox (you can test your device with this little app) and are interested in participating in our beta test, please use this form to apply. We will then contact you within a short time.
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