[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria – HighLVL introduces SofaPlay 1.2 for Mac OS X. Like many other people, team members of HighLVL have a so-called “Smart TV” standing in their living rooms and have been wondering, why they aren’t really using the “smart” features of it on a regular basis. It’s because getting a video from a Mac to a TV isn’t really convenient. People either have to use USB flash drives or deal with configurations and network streaming. Recent studies confirm these experiences with Smart TVs. Watching a video shouldn’t be that hard. So, HighLVL built an app, called SofaPlay.
SofaPlay allows users to play media files directly from a Mac on the tv. It is designed to take the friction out of media streaming and connects a Mac to a Smart TV. Just drag any media file onto SofaPlay and it will appear instantly on the big screen in front of you. No configuration needed, no hassle. Just drag and drop.
Your Mac is completely controlling and managing your TV and takes care of the streaming. Just lean back on your sofa, get some pop-corn and enjoy a movie, or two.
We are using an industry standard called UPnP Digital Media Renderer (DMR) to make SofaPlay do it’s magic. If a device is supporting this functionality, it will also likely work with SofaPlay.
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* Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SofaPlay 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category. A free version is also available allowing users to test their device.SofaPlay 1.2
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