Free Apps That Will Allow You to Stream Videos from Your PC to Android Device

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There are lots of apps available on the android market that will enable you to stream videos from your pc directly on your android device so you don’t have to always search for codecs or players to play them. But there is a catch majority of those apps come with a price tag that most of us are reluctant to pay for.

So in such cases we look for a free app that will perform the streaming job. But among the vast majority of free apps that are available how to find the best app for the job? Well don’t worry because we have compiled a list of free apps that will allow you to stream videos from your pc to your android device.


1.  UPnPlay:

This is one of the popular free streaming apps that are available on the android market. It allows streaming of your videos from your PC via a DLNA media server. This app is very easy to use and also to configure. Some of the key features of this app are:

  • Streaming music via media servers
  • Supports different types of audio and video codecs
  • Supports various kinds of DLNA TVs


2.  VLC Direct:

This app is the most enjoyable to use because not only it allows you to stream contents from your pc to android device but you can do it the other way around also. For this app to work you need to install VLC player on your PC.

This app also allows your android device to be used as a remote control for the VLC player on your PC. You can perform functions such as rewind, forward, play/pause videos from across the room. The app is very easy to set up and features very easy to use user interface.


3.  GMote 2.0:

This app is very similar to the functionality offered by the VLC direct app you can stream MKV, FLV, AVI and MP4 video formats to your android phone via a wireless connection. In addition to streaming video files you can also use this app to control your PowerPoint presentation. Now with this app you don’t have to be confined to your PC while giving presentations.


4.  Emit Free:

The desktop version of this app is available on all platforms including MAC and linux. It will allow you to stream to your android device over your local WI-FI connection, 3G or even external WI-FI connections. The key features of this app are:

  • Live encoding and streaming directly to your device.
  • HTTP live streaming available for Android 2.3 devices
  • Supports .srt and .mkv subtitles
  • You can download videos to your device for offline viewing.


5.  Tonido:

This app is perfect for the person who just doesn’t want to stream video files to your android device. You will be able to also browse and view word, excel and PDF files in your PC. It’s a very easy to use app and also you don’t have to go through headaches just to set up. The best part of this app is that it lets you do all these things for free.


Well there you go some of the free apps that will enable you to stream videos and other files to your android device right across your room very easily and effortlessly. 


You can also check out some of other apps that will help you to stream TV programs directly to your android device.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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