FireStream for PC and Mac

Published by Cyaneous, Inc. on 2023-07-10

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 10.10
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 2.53
  • File size: 28.63 MB

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FireStream Overview

What is FireStream? FireStream is a UPnP/DLNA media server designed for Mac users, allowing them to stream their media, including videos, photos, and music, on all their DLNA devices. The app supports media from Music, TV, Podcasts, Books, and Photos, as well as user-specified folders. FireStream features automatic device detection, automatic transcoding configuration, and a built-in authorization system that allows users to limit access to specific devices. The app supports lossless audio streaming and transcoding, and it is optimized for the best Hi-Fi audio listening experience. FireStream works with a wide range of devices, including PlayStation, Xbox, Sony Bravia TVs, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, Google Chromecast, Roku, and many others. The app supports a variety of audio, video, and image formats, and it is M1-optimized and runs natively on the new Apple Silicon processors. Note that DRM-protected content is not streamable.


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FireStream Features and Description

1. Unique just-in-time indexing technology allows FireStream to instantly share your media without having to index your entire Windows first! Changes to your media libraries or folders are quickly reflected in the FireStream content index.

2. Note: Users with Music or Photos libraries stored on an external drive or network share may need to add that drive/share to Content > Folders in FireStream and Stop, Quit and restart FireStream to ensure the content is accessible.

3. FireStream natively supports media from Music, TV, Podcasts, Books and Photos as well as any user specified folders.

4. With automatic device detection and automatic transcoding configuration, FireStream makes streaming your media as easy as can be.

5. Note 2: To be able to stream all Photos content, "Download Originals to this Windows" must be selected in Photos Preferences if using iCloud Photos.

6. An optimized audio content layout (including composers) allows for quick and convenient browsing, letting you to focus on enjoying your music library.

7. Just power on your UPnP/DLNA media device and FireStream will instantly discover it.

8. FireStream also has a built in authorization system that allows you to limit access to specific devices.

9. Note 3: If using more than one Photo Library, ensure that your preferred Photo Library is set as the System Photo Library in Photos Preferences.

10. FireStream supports lossless audio streaming as well as lossless audio transcoding when necessary.

11. Using the Devices tab you can adjust advanced per-device transcoding, network and quality settings giving you fine-grained control of each device.


  • - Allows users to use their TV to display a slideshow from their photo library.
  • - Great customer service with quick response time.
  • - Easy to use and configure.
  • - Allows users to easily choose what they want to watch without having to open cases and insert discs.
  • - Lightweight and basic.
  • - Authorization features and simple UX design.

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13


FireStream - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism

  • By MrAtariMac

    Replacement for Playback

    I was using Playback for a few years and was very happy with it. But then I had to reinstall it and it wouldn’t accept my credentials because it needs to ‘connect’ to the developer for verification and they either don’t support it anymore or are out of business. I looked at other products that were clunky or wanted annual fees for support. I paid for FireStream (a risk since there is no trial period), but it works just fine. I would prefer to still be using Playback because I really liked its interface, but this works fine and I’m glad I found it. I’ve used smart TVs to access my media, but my main TV is a Sony Bravia that never has been able to recognize movies. Went round and round with Sony and they had no solution. And for the last couple of years it shows an error if I try to do a software update. My other TVs don’t have a problem. So for the Sony Bravia I have a Roku connected and its media player has no problem with music, photos, or movies. So FireStream is a great Playback replacement for me and fairly simple to set up. As such, 5 stars!

  • By ishii106

    works well but

    I stream kid’s DVDs to AppleTV with this, and it works well. There are somethings I would like to be able to do. 1) Password lock certain folders. I have shows like the game of throne on the same HDD, so I have to authorize & deauthorize depending on who’s trying to watch. 2) Rename/Name devices under Devices, I have 3 Basic Drives. I know what they are, but it’s because I went through and marked down which IP goes to which device. UI is simple & setup is very easy. For $15, there are many conveniences I would expect from a paid app to have is not there. If there’s any update to the app, I'll edit my review.

  • By David9952

    The app will not start

    I get a error message that”firestream failed to start. please ensure ump port is not in use and try again . the port is open

  • By soundsail

    up and running in 30 seconds

    I’m developing an audio player, and needed a UPnP/DLNA server for testing. Dowloaded Firestream and had it working in under a minute! So far so good!

  • By mbodig

    Good product - Excellent Customer Service

    I have tried several different media players over the last few years but none of them really did what I wanted. My primary purpose for purchasing this product was to be able to use my TV to display a slideshow. I have an extensive (19,000) photo library that is managed on my Windows using Photos. This product has allowed me to simply make my photo library work on my TV. The reason I mention great customer service is that when I first installed it there was no content available for photos, the entire reason I purchased it. I sent an email asking about the issue and had a response within an hour. There was a resolution and an update to the App within hours. That is Amazing Customer Service

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