Serviio free download for Mac


22 August 2019

Stream music, photos, and video to PS3, Xbox 360, and more.


Serviio is a free DLNA media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g., a TV set, Blu-ray player, games console) on your home network.

Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux (including embedded systems, such as NAS).

While Serviio is free, additional features are available in the Pro version.

What's new in Serviio

Version 2:
  • support for multiple users (Pro only)
  • Browsing Movies by duration
  • Display name to local Shared folders
  • The possibility to ignore folders by name, per Shared folder
  • The possibility to ignore files by extension, per Shared folder
  • Support for mpjpeg video container
  • Support for Cinepak and Sorenson video (1/3) codecs
  • Log out (in DEBUG) details of matched transcoding rule
  • Allow H265 and MP3/AC3 codecs in HLS format
  • Updated Roku profiles with multi-channel support via HLS
  • Fixed empty folders when browsing on VLC Android
  • Disabled autoplay in MediaBrowser when it's only available in a muted state
  • Updated jaudiotagger

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15 Serviio Reviews

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16 December 2010

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Would like to try it on my Macbook Pro with leopard but first, crashed 2 times before being able to start, and then, my PS3 can't see the server :((
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Version 0.4.2
12 April 2019
I would prefer UMS. Because its for free and doesn't mess up the Hard drive.
Version 1.10.1
13 August 2018
Would recommend Plex and UMS over this. Paid for it and doesn't show up on the desktop or the tv. In the past, when it did show, it buffers heavily and subtitles don't always show. The library refreshes intermittently and the support is..'post on the forum and hope someone else has fixed it. Not worth paying for. Much better value elsewhere.
Version 1.9.2
18 February 2018
Been using Serviio for more than 5 years now: reliable and customizable. For efficient DLNA streaming, Serviio is the one get.
Version 1.9.1
03 October 2017
I've been looking for a free app or server which will allow me to stream my media to different devices. So I downloaded this app. I didn't expect that I had to spend lots of time to figure out how it works and I hope that in future the setup instructions and installation process, in general, will be improved. It also overwhelms my computer and it starts lagging. Probably, I have to look for something better...
Version 1.9
08 February 2016
use 1.6 and 10.11.3..and when i start the console app comes: cannot start the server.. its a useless app ;-(
Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
08 February 2016
i dont know why, but after 2 restarts it worx.. ;-) im to fast
04 February 2016
Not really highlighted in the release notes, but version 1.6 sports a major UI overhaul: pretty, if a bit big.
Version 1.6
23 July 2015
Wouldn't even launch. Spent an hour trying everything I could think of to get it to open.
Version 1.5.2
10 July 2015
Would be quite good if there weren't some basic features missing: Play ALL songs of an artist Or showing the iTunes playlists Using google I saw these features wanted back in 2012, so in 3 years nothing in that way happened...
Version 1.5.2
04 June 2015
JUST installed the trial version. Kind of nervous when I started - not a total newb, but not crazy computer savvy either. Took me 10-15 minutes to browse "How-To's" online but Serviio found my TV immediately, so all I had to do was pick the profile of my TV in the included list (easy-peasy), which seems to be very important (don't just leave it on "Generic"). My TV still could not see Serviio and then I figured out that all I had to do was go into my Network settings on my Mac (OS X 10.9.5) and Manually create a new Wi-Fi connection with the IP Address listed by Serviio in their startup screen where it showed my TV. Once I made that new Manually Set Wi-Fi Connection and Manually set the IP Address to match the Serviio IP, then set the Subnet Mask to match my main WiFi connection's Subnet, as well as the same Router IP, and left everything else on "Automatic", then Serviio popped up right away on my Samsung Smart TV. Then in Serviio's main screen I browsed to a folder with Videos in it, and added it to the media folders shared with Serviio. Then from my T V Screen (did not touch the laptop from here on) I chose Serviio as the Source, picked a video from the TV folder that popped up, immediately found all the videos accessible from the TV Screen, used the TV controls to start the video - PERFECT! This is a GREAT product. Looks like the Free version does everything I will need, but I am almost inclined to buy the paid version just as a way to support these guys. No matter what it saved me the headache, money, and travel time of having to go buy a stupid AppleTV. Love Apple products but sometimes their proprietary practices get out of date and silly. p.s. I am NOT the kind of person to leave a 5 star review unless I am downright amazed by something. This is a winner. :)
Version 1.5.2
30 March 2013
I tried many DLNA media servers, but Serviio is the only one I would recommend. It is easy to install, has a nice and easy to understand user interface with many helpful settings, converts and streams all my media perfectly and is very stable. Thank you very much for this software!
Version 1.2.1