FileBrowser's Media Player

How to Stream Movie files to your iPad or iPhone

Stream HD Movie Files from your PC, Mac, or Cloud Storage directly to iPad / iPhone

Browse your movie files on your Media drive or Online storage and tap to start streaming

No need to take up space on your iPad or iPhone or even wait for a download. FileBrowser starts streaming your movie files straight away from your Mac, PC, Nas Drives and even your cloud storage such as Dropbox and OneDrive.

Stream HD movie files if your wireless network is fast enough.

Download Movie Files for Offline Moments

Download your video files for those offline moments. Load up your iPad / iPhone with your favorite movies and TV shows to entertain yourself while on the go.

Portable Media Drives

Take your whole movie and TV series collection on a WiFi Media Drive and stream your collection directly to your iPad / iPhone with FileBrowser.

The playback position of the last 100 videos will automatically be remembered.

Cast movie files to your Smart TV

Chromecast your movie files from your iPad / iPhone to your TV

Chromecast Movie Files from iOS

Easily cast movie files from your computer or cloud storage such as dropbox via your iPad to your Chromecast TV or device. Simply tap on the Chromecast icon and select your Chromecast TV or device from the list. See Google Cast's Full Supported Format List.

How to AirPlay movie files from yoru iPad / iPhone to your TV

AirPlay Movie Files from iOS

To AirPlay movie files to your TV, open your movie file in FileBrowser and tap the AirPlay icon next to the volume control and choose your AirPlay device from the list. FileBrowser casts your video to your TV full screen without the controls.

"I access my movie library on my home server through this program and use AirPlay to watch. Works great!"
AppStore Review I access my movie library on my home server through this program and use AirPlay to watch - 5 Star

Supported video formats

FileBrowser can play all video formats supported by Apple, including MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP, 2G2 & AVI. For AVI files containing DIVX/MPG and other non-Apple formats see Stream to other apps below.

  • MP4

  • MOV

  • M4V

  • 3GP

  • 3G2

  • AVI


Stream video files on your computer to any movie player app on iPad

Stream to other apps

If you have another movie player app or need to stream a format not supported by Apple such as MKV or DivX, simply tap "Stream to another app" a list of your Movie players will be listed. If they are not installed we recommend a few.

How to select a default movie player for iPad

Set your prefered streaming app

When selecting which video player app to stream to, you can set that app as your default app. So the next time you tap a movie file it will automatically open your prefered app.

FileBrowser recommends the following video apps:

"I use this app daily to access documents and media files on my home server via wifi. In this way I have virtually limitless access to data from any of my apple devices. With the help of VLC I can watch all media files on my Apple devices It is simply brilliant" USA App Store - Gray1946 FileBrowser I can watch all media files on my Apple devices It is simply brilliant - 5 Star

Stream your movie file to another app using a URL

FileBrowser can stream to any app that accepts a URL.

  • Tap the context menu of the movie file in FileBrowser
  • Tap "Stream To Another App" then on the next dialog tap "Stream to Another App"
  • Now open your video player app and paste the copied URL in to watch your movie file.

The following video formats can be streamed through FileBrowser to other apps:

WMV / DIVX / FLV / MPG / MPEG / MKV / MOD / TS / VOB / OGG / RM / RMVB / ISO / IMG / WTV
iPad movie playback with subtitle support

Subtitle Support

If your movie files have embedded subtitles, simply select the ones you want to display.

SRT Files Supported

If you have a SRT file with the same name as your movie file name, then select the subtitle button in the media player to turn on subtitles.

iPad movie playback with video language support

Video Language Support

How to change movie language. If your downloaded movie files have embedded audio languages, simply tap the language button and select a different language from the list.

"Streams from my NAS to my chromecast flawlessly. Can't fault it :)" UK App Store - Paulio1980 FileBrowser I can watch all media files on my Apple devices It is simply brilliant - 5 Star

Listen to your Music & Podcasts

Stream your music files from computers or your cloud storage straight to your iPad or iPhone

Stream your music or podcast files from your Network

Stream the following music formats MP3, M4a, Wav, Flac from your cloud storage, network media drives, your PC or Mac.

  • MP3

  • M4a

  • Wav

  • Flac

Queue your music files to play on your iPad

Queue your Music

Play entire albums by tapping play on the first track on an album and all tracks will automatically queue up to your "Now Playing" list in FileBrowser's media player.

Browse your music library and queue individual tracks or podcasts to the "Now Playing" list. Queue tracks from different folders, servers, or from cloud storage. You can reorder your play queue by simply draging the tracks up and down.

Different play modes for your music

Play modes

Multiple play modes allow you to play tracks from the current folder in sequence, randomize, repeat, or play a single track.

iPad Background music player

Background audio

Play music in the background whilst watching a photo slideshow, browsing the Internet, viewing documents, or whilst running other apps.

Queue music tracks from different folders, servers, or from cloud storage to your iPad
Listen to your favourite Podcasts or Audiobooks, stream them directly from your computer or cloud storag to your iPad / iPhone

AudioBooks & podcasts

FileBrowser is great for listening to your favourite Podcasts or Audiobooks, stream them directly from your computer or cloud storage or save them to your iPad or iPhone to listen to offline.

Remember your Playback Position

Automatically remember your Audiobook last playback position. Use the multi-select feature to queue many podcasts in one go.

Adjust Playback Speed

Audiobooks and Podcasts are sometimes a little slow. Control the playback speed, with automatic pitch adjustment. Great for learning to play music slowed down but at the correct pitch.

Stream your Music to other devices

Automatic network discovery of AirPlay and Chromecast devices.

Cast your Music or Podcasts to your Chromecast TV or devices

Chromecast

Cast your Music or Podcasts to your Chromecast speakers or devices or use Chromecast Multi-room.

Stream your music or podcasts to your AirPlay enabled speakers

Airplay

Stream your music or podcasts to your AirPlay enabled speakers or AirPlay to Multiple devices.

Setup and pair your Amazon Echo with your iPad or iPhone

Amazon Echo

Follow our simple guide on how to pair and play your music from your iPad or iPhone to a Amazon Echo device.

For a Dedicated Music Player, Try Our MusicStreamer App

Scan your Entire Music Collection

Dont Sync your music files. Simply use MusicStreamer on your iPad / iPhone to browse your music library on your computer or Media Drive and stream your music files directly to your iPad / iPhone.

Import Playlists

Import your m3u or m3u8 playlists. MusicStreamer will match the tracks in your music library.

Playlists

Create new music playlists and export your music playlists back to iTunes.

Offline Playback

Download your music files as tracks, albums or entire playlists for offline listening.