If you need a more hardware accelerated 4K video player than open source VLC Media Player, you can stream media from iOS devices or even with mirroring the screen of an iOS device to your Mac via AirPlay, 5KPlayer is it. With this comprehensive VLC option, you can watch 4K and UHD movies on Mac without stuttering, easily manage your media, open all common video and audio formats without conversions and more.
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As part of the competitions, you can download 5KPlayer for free .  Developed by DearMob and with an intuitive interface, 5KPlayer is a 4K video player that can provide all the great video and audio formats, including those not supported by macOS such as DIVX, MKV, WMV and so on.
The app's hardware-assisted engine is optimized for smooth playback of UHD and 4K videos regardless of format and without relying on other codecs. Almost all the latest media formats are supported, including streaming media and 360 degree video. As a bonus, it even doubles as a DLNA and AirPlay compatible media streamer.
It is available for both MacOS and Windows 10, so you get the -parity over platform feature.
Your Mac as an AirPlay receiver
AirPlay, Apple's media-brilliant technology, lets you mirror your iOS device on a TV via an Apple TV required for AirPlay functionality because the seat box is an AirPlay recipient. While large Smart TVs coming in 2019 will support AirPlay, macOS will not let you use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver.
With 5KPlayer, you can easily play the PlayPlay player's music video on your Mac or Windows PC from an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or any other Mac or Windows PC. In addition, 5KPlayers does not reduce AirPlay support quality, nor does it require additional storage. If you can't use AirPlay because you don't own an Apple TV, 5KPlayer will take care of it.
Thanks to support for screen capture, 5KPayer can record the screen of the iOS device (with sound) from your Mac while using AirPlay Mirroring . Try to do it without 5KPlayer!
The app is also an AirPlay sender, so you can send music and video from a Mac to an Apple TV, AirPlay speakers and so on . All told, 5KPlayer is the easiest way to mirror your iOS device on your Mac or Windows PC without any hiccups.
Apart from supporting almost all foreign media formats and acting as an AirPlay receiver and sender, 5KPlayer makes streaming music and video very easy between DLNA compatible devices, such as PCs and game consoles. What this allows you to do is say, stream songs from an Android phone to your Mac. Or you can send a video from your Mac to a Smart TV, PlayStation 4 or Xbox, all without the need for additional software support.
5KPlayer even contains a built-in media editor to perform basic manipulations on your media. Performing simple edits and cuts cannot be easier with 5KPlayer's ability to easily rotate video, change playback speed, adjust color balance, and more. In addition, you can convert audio to AAC / MP3 files and extract audio tracks from videos.
To make changes to the media file while playing, right-click the player.
Other features of 5KPlayer that are outside the scope of this article include a convenient video downloader for storing videos from Dailymotion, Vimeo and similar video hosting services. The app is also your region-free DVD player and a player for Internet radio stations that can receive radio from sources including BBC, Heart, Capital, Gold and more.