Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to see movies that are on my Mac on the screen connected to my PS3 or Xbox 360

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted


Supposedly works with XBox 360 as well. Supports streaming and transcoding.

share|improve this answer

Nullriver Software:

Medialink - PS3

Connect360 - Xbox360

share|improve this answer
I have used Connect360 for the last few years. Very solid and works nice, but I would recommend Rivet above it I think. – jmlumpkin Oct 20 '10 at 15:45

I use MediaLink, which lets you use your Mac as a server which the PS3 can connect to for music, pictures, and movies. It seems to work well enough; my only problem is that I don't like the PS3's interface for browsing through large collections of things. For example, when sharing my entire iTunes library, I'm just about restricted to playlists or random shuffle -- pulling a particular artist/album/song out of thousands is just a pain. For movies, it's worked just fine for me.

share|improve this answer

I use Rivet for streaming to my PS3. It's completely painless to set up, while I've had trouble with another solution in the past (unfortunately I can't remember the name of that one).

share|improve this answer
Works for the Xbox 360 as well! – Chealion Oct 20 '10 at 0:06

I am using Vuze for that: Not sure if there are any alternatives for OSX.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.