Serviio 2.0


Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network. Serviio works with many devices from your connected home (TV, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, XBox 360, smart phones, tablets, etc.). It supports profiles for particular devices so that it can be tuned to maximise the device's potential and/or minimize lack of media format playback support (via transcoding). Serviio is based on Java technology and therefore runs on most platforms, including Windows, Mac and Linux (incl. embedded systems, e.g. NAS).

There is also a paid Pro edition which further enhances the possibilities of sharing content in your connected household. Free vs Pro comparison.


  • streams audio, video (SD & HD) and image files in their native format or transcoded in real-time
  • streams content from online sources, like RSS feeds, live audio/video streams, web page content
  • includes a plugin system to support streaming from non-trivial online sources
  • supports most known playlist formats
  • supports subtitles
  • automatically updates the media library when you add/update/remove a media file or a metadata file
  • supports RAW camera images
  • wide array of localized library browsing options
  • supports different editable renderer profiles
  • supports automatic renderer detection and per-IP profile assignment
  • extracts metadata of your media files the way you want it, incl. embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources (in preferred language), XBMC, Swisscenter, MyMovies
  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.
  • categorizes video files into movie and/or series and marks last viewed episodes of a series
  • integrates with

Supported renderers:

  • Samsung TVs and Bluray players (supports additional features, e.g. subtitles)
  • Sony TVs and Bluray players
  • Panasonic TVs
  • Playstation 3, Playstation 4
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • LG TVs and Bluray players
  • Toshiba TVs
  • Sharp TVs
  • Philips TVs
  • WDTV Live (supports subtitles)
  • Oppo BDP-83
  • MusicPal
  • DirecTV DVR
  • Pure Flow devices
  • ROKU
  • Android phones, iOS phones
  • ... and many more

Serviio 2.0 changelog:

  • added support for multiple users (Pro only); ticket #931

  • added browsing Movies by duration; ticket #946

  • added Display name to local Shared folders; ticket #1041

  • added the possibility to ignore folders by name, per Shared folder; ticket #1084

  • added the possibility to ignore files by extension, per Shared folder; ticket #740

  • added support for mpjpeg video container; ticket #1003

  • added support for Cinepak and Sorenson video (1/3) codecs; ticket #1071

  • log out (in DEBUG) details of matched transcoding rule; ticket #1093

  • allow H265 and MP3/AC3 codecs in HLS format; ticket #1001

  • updated Roku profiles with multi-channel support via HLS

  • fixed empty folders when browsing on VLC Android; ticket #1062

  • disabled autoplay in MediaBrowser when it's only available in a muted state; ticket #1090

  • updated jaudiotagger

Download: Serviio 2.0 | 155.0 MB (Freeware, paid upgrade available)
View: Serviio Website | Other Operating Systems | Screenshot

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