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Beamer
Beamer
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Beamer free download for Mac

Beamer

Version 3.5

Stream any movie file from your Mac to Apple TV or Chromecast.

Beamer overview

Beamer streams to your Apple TV or Chromecast.

  • Plays any movie file - Just like the popular desktop movie players, Beamer accepts all common formats, codecs and resolutions. AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV. To Beamer, it's all the same.
  • High quality image and sound - Unlike Screen Mirroring, Beamer is specifically optimized for video playback at the highest quality and supports 5.1 surround sound. No glitches, clicks, pops or other shenanigans. The video looks just as good as it would on your desktop.
  • Easy Subtitles - Beamer automatically detects embedded subtitles and associated subtitle files. If possible, subtitles will be selected automatically based on your Apple TV's Subtitle Language preference.
  • Remote Control - You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the movie using the Apple TV remote. No need to get up from the couch!
  • Start now, finish later - Beamer remembers what you have watched and at what point in the video you stopped watching. When you return to Beamer, everything is exactly where you left it. Just press play and continue watching.
  • Or keep on watching - You can queue up a bunch of videos in Beamer to watch in succession. Perfect for planning a care-free TV night when you don't even want to leave the couch. Popcorn not included!

What’s new in version 3.5

Updated on Feb 16 2021

Version 3.5:
  • Adds support for Apple Silicon Macs
  • Fixes layout issues on macOS Big Sur

Information

License

Shareware

Size

16.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://beamer-app.com

Downloads

72295

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
  • Apple TV (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation) or Chromecast (1st or 2nd generation)
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sarahmcvean
sarahmcvean
Mar 6 2021
3.5
1.0
Mar 6 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5
This shouldn't be available for purchase. It doesn't work anymore.
Leftnotracks
Leftnotracks
Feb 19 2021
3.5
1.0
Feb 19 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5
The app appears to have been abandoned. The support page is unavailable and the “Report a Problem” feature is broken, probably because the support page is gone. The current version is Intel only, meaning it has not been updated for Apple Silicon. The program used to work well, but not great. When I couldn't stream to my Apple TV using TV or iTunes beamer would take up the slack. It also worked with more formats than iTunes and didn't require adding a video to my library. Now, unfortunately, it is useless.
dariopes-1
dariopes-1
Jan 4 2021
3.4
1.0
Jan 4 2021
1.0
Version: 3.4
Stopped working on Catalina
bagnegaard
bagnegaard
Oct 20 2020
3.4
1.0
Oct 20 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4
Really good app, be hasn't been updated the last year and has stoped working a long time ago
tom-in-studio
tom-in-studio
Mar 2 2020
3.4
1.0
Mar 2 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4
Don't buy this, it doesn't work. Also their support doesn't answer any mails.
lessvisiblethings
lessvisiblethings
Nov 4 2019
3.3.4
1.0
Nov 4 2019
1.0
Version: 3.3.4
Not working with Mac OS Catalina and TVOS13. Continues to return error message. This is no longer a reliable app.
earl365
earl365
Oct 21 2019
3.3.4
1.0
Oct 21 2019
1.0
Version: 3.3.4
Not working with tvOS 13 anymore. Seems no longer maintained. Just do yourself a favor and get Airflow instead.
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
May 27 2019
3.3.4
1.0
May 27 2019
1.0
Version: 3.3.4
Don't waste your money and time on this app because the developer has clearly abandoned it. Beamer now offers virtually no functionality. It requires the user to constantly start and restart it and after awhile, the few controls built into it (play, stop, skip back, skip forward) have stopped responding.
Cortig
Cortig
Oct 26 2018
3.3.3
5.0
Oct 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.3
The app works amazingly well for me. I can basically drop any video on it and get it on my AppleTV through AirPlay. No problem in Mojave once you add it to the Accessibility preferences.
TheRealHershey
TheRealHershey
Oct 10 2018
3.3.2
3.5
Oct 10 2018
3.5
Version: 3.3.2
IT DOES WORK ON MOJAVE! You just need to use AppCleaner to uninstall it, then reinstall it, and manually go into System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility and check Beamer, then launch it.
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
Sep 15 2018
3.3.2
1.0
Sep 15 2018
1.0
Version: 3.3.2
Was once a very satisfied user, but am now sick of this app! Numerous bugs (on my 4g Apple TV, 2014 iMac and most recent OS) have already been mentioned and contacting support from this maker seems pointless since most who've tried report that they get no response. Worst of all, I've found Beamer sporadically refuses to play even common .mp4 and .avi movie files and if it does, it plays them only for a few minutes and then disconnects. At this price, there should be regular bug fixes and updates, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Shame on you Tupil!
d9tokyo
d9tokyo
Jul 25 2018
3.3.2
2.0
Jul 25 2018
2.0
Version: 3.3.2
Contacted customer support 3 times and no reply - and I am a paying customer. Horrible, or should I say non-existent customer support. Crashes on installation with Mojave. Not recommended.
Djefis
Djefis
Apr 14 2018
3.3.2
3.0
Apr 14 2018
3.0
Version: 3.3.2
My opinion is that this version does not work perfectly, it constantly loses the Wi-Fi connection with Apple TV 4K.
wboweng10
wboweng10
Feb 27 2018
3.3.2
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
This is a gem of a little application that comes in very handy on my 2010 MacPro which does not support AirPlay as fully as later generation Macs. It does what it is supposed to do and is a snap to use.
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
Dec 18 2017
3.3.2
4.5
Dec 18 2017
4.5
Version: 3.3.2
"Just works" with Apple TV and also works perfect with Chromecast - but make sure you tick the Googlecast Use Multichannel AAC Audio box or it won't work.
Purps
Purps
Jul 7 2017
3.3.2
5.0
Jul 7 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
Simple and intuitive. Thanks.
Remik_K
Remik_K
Jun 23 2017
3.3
3.0
Jun 23 2017
3.0
Version: 3.3
I use Beamer from the day one and I pay for every Upgrade. I love it, but, I tried the Airflow app of my girlfriend because she have bought Chromecast and Beamer app crashed every 30 minutes.
Airflow app is awesome. It's free at the moment and works perfect. Has live preview and many more. I love Airflow. Its really great. Beamer is not free and don't have many functions what Airflow.
http://airflowapp.com
Pjn
Pjn
Jun 3 2017
3.2
5.0
Jun 3 2017
5.0
Version: 3.2
Installed the beta pre release version, and this one works on my 4th gen Apple TV. I'm very happy, got my beamer app back :)
Mindplay
Mindplay
May 2 2017
3.2
1.0
May 2 2017
1.0
Version: 3.2
The app looks nice and is very intuitive. Finds my chromecast no problem, but performance is very bad. I mean, it's worst than any other software, commercial and open source that I tried. The stream interrupts every couple of seconds and makes casting almost any media a nightmare... All other apps streamed the very same media without an issue. I own a license since v2, and I hoped v3 would change but unfortunately I can never use it.
HowardN6107
HowardN6107
Mar 29 2017
3.2
1.0
Mar 29 2017
1.0
Version: 3.2
The current version of Beamer will not work with the 4th generation Apple TV running the latest update of Apple TV OS. After much time digging around the developer's website, I found their solution: download and reinstall a previous version of Apple TV's operating system. Of course you have to have a USB C cable, which I don't. Even if I did have the cable, their solution is not for me. Very disappointed that the software is not updated and especially disappointed that their support does not reply to questions submitted to them. Beamer WAS a great app (5 stars plus), but without an update, it's dead. I have installed the VLC app on my Apple TV and set it up for drag, drop and play of my videos. It works like Beamer used to work.
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