Getting your music and movies from one computer to another computer across the house or across the world has never been easier. Apps make the process simple and painless, enabling you to watch movies on your smartphone when you’re out, or listen to music from your desktop in your upstairs bedroom. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
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MyPlex media centre hub
PS3 Media Server (Windows/Mac/Linux)
This week’s honourable mention goes to XBMC. This was frequently nominated, but it didn’t actually fit our criteria: the emphasis in XBMC is on being a media centre, not a media server. XBMC can share media to other computers on your home network if you have it on your computer already, but for streaming your media to any device, on or off your home network, a more focused and specialised media server app will do the job better.
Have something to say about one of the contenders? Want to make the case for your personal favourite, even if it wasn’t included in the list? Tell us in the comments.