Best app for streaming from Mac to iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Bodhi395, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless I'm missing something, Apple itself offers no built in way to stream iTunes content (music, movies, photos) from a Mac to an iPad, like it does for streaming from a Mac to an Apple TV. So, until they build that in, what is the best app to use to stream all my iTunes content to my iPad?
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    zumocast, airvideo, orb, ummm itunes store search bro:D
     
  3. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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  4. Bodhi395 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes store will show me the apps, but I want advice on which is the best.
     
  5. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Most are free or have lite versions for you to test yourself! :D
     
  6. thedoctor9 macrumors member

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    ***bit off topic***

    Any app that could stream from NAS (Network Attached Storage).
    Could play most video format as well.
    Thanks for all the recommendations...
     
  7. anjinha macrumors 604

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    One problem: none of those apps will stream movies bought from iTunes because of DRM.
     
  8. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Plex costs $4.99 and will require setting port forwarding on the router, and probably DynamicDNS.

    For a paid app., AirVideo does better video streaming over WiFi and 3G. No router config required.
     
  9. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    Air video is MUST for ios device.

    I am hoping for support on mac as well.
     

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