Use these apps to stream movies from your PC to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device

Being able to stream movies and TV shows directly to your phone or tablet is an amazing luxury in our 21st-century lives. Washing the dishes and doing the laundry are much less boring chores when you have this small screen that you can take with you in any room of the house and play an entertaining piece of media on.

And sure, there are a lot of services that allow you to stream shows directly from the Internet — Netflix being probably the most popular. But what about that library of movies and shows that you have on your PC's hard drive? You sure would love to be able to watch these on your mobile device without having to actually copy them over, since it both takes time and eats up precious storage, right?

Well, thankfully, streaming media from your PC to your phone is rather easy, so long as you use the right apps. Check out our top 5 apps for streaming movies to your iOS or Android device below!



1. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Why no mention of Twonky? 1. Install Twonky on your PC, alternatively just start the Windows 10 built-in DLNA service in Windows Media 2. Install Twonky Beam on your Android device This is how I watch PC content on my Android device as well as my Samsung TV, its nbd

2. Fonetastic

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

AirVideo HD

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

last time I try this kind of stuff, I use emit and moonplayer (both free) and now I use FTP

4. civicsr2cool

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Why stream from pc to phone? seems backwards as all hell. My phone is the workhorse for everything not my pc lol

5. Danconia

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 14, 2017

Personally, I use ArkMCPlayer, it's a cool solution which shares media by a few clicks and very user-friendly, plus supports lots of different formats. 4/5

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