AirParrot is an app that helps you wirelessly share media files from various devices. AirParrot works on Windows and Mac computers. With the help of this software solution one can stream and mirror to Apple TV, Chromecast and more. However there are moments when you may start looking for an AirParrot alternative when you can't get everything you need from it on your Windows or macOS. Have a look at the 7 apps that can make a perfect alternative to AirParrot. We listed them below.
Elmedia Player PRO acts perfectly well as an AirPlay Sender and AirPlay Receiver that supports all common file types (except VIDEO_TS, .swf and .exe) and works with Mac, iOS, and Android devices.
Elmedia Player PRO is a wonderful AirPlay Sender and Receiver that supports common and uncommon file types, codecs and all kinds of resolutions. This app can play videos and music that stream from AirPlay devices, either iOS (only audio streaming is currently supported for iOS 9), or Android, or Mac, as well as stream to other Macs with Elmedia installed and other AirPlay devices.
If you want to AirPlay YouTube videos you can do so with the help of Elmedia Player PRO. Additionally to AirPlay feature you will find lots of other useful options in this app.
AirServer is a screen mirroring app for your computer or Xbox One that makes them great receivers just like Apple TV or Chromecast. With this AirParrot alternative one can mirror the latest iOS devices, Android, and Windows devices to computer screen at the same moment. AirServer can record Windows and Mac screens along with the sound. This app is really handy for doing presentations and showing examples to your students off teachers' screens.
Airfoil transmits audio to Apple TV, Mac, Windows computers as well as to iOS devices. It is very convenient to reproduce the sound all over the space all in perfect sync. It offers a great feature called Airfoil speakers that will make any machine a remote audio output source, while Airfoil satellite makes Mac computers great audio receivers. This app supports online sound sharing services.
Porthole can stream media files to multiple AirPlay devices and Mac speakers simultaneously. Streaming is enabled in a click and the app is very easy to set up. Porthole supports Mac OS X 10.7 and later. If you are working on an older Mac, you can download the app's legacy release that supports Snow Leopard.
Beamer lets you get the most out of the wireless streaming from a Mac machine to Chromecast or Apple TV. It offers support for the majority of popular file types, subtitle files, including text-based, bitmap based, embedded or external, and allows creating and management of playlists. Being a good channel of communication between two devices, Beamer supports Apple TV with AirPlay and is pre-enabled for Chromecast.
5KPlayer is an app with a lot of roles it can easily play. Additionally to being a great player it is also a great-quality AirPlay server. It doesn't support a lot of formats for streaming (only MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, M4A and AAC). To be able to stream other file types you can use MacX Video Converter to convert them to supported ones. 5KPlayer does screen recording and mirroring and allows wireless connection of iOS devices to Mac or Windows machines and Mac or Windows to Apple TV.
Just like the first app in our list of the apps like AirVLC, VLC is a free media player for Mac and Windows computers. AirVLC controls VLC video player that you may already have installed. If not, then don't forget to install it before getting started.
AirVLC supports online media and all common formats like AVI, MP4, MKV. To start streaming just drag the link to a video or audio file onto AirVLC! Unfortunately according to the official page of AirVLC this app has been discontinued by developers.
Enjoy your favorite sounds and movies all around the house or office with any of these awesome AirParrot alternative apps!