Serviio 2.2.1 – Neowin

Razvan Serea
News reporter

Dec 13, 2021 2:20 PM EST

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

There is also a paid pro edition which further improves the possibilities for content sharing 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 such as RSS feeds, live audio / video streams, website content
  • contains a plug-in system to support streaming from non-trivial online sources
  • supports most popular playlist formats
  • supports subtitles
  • Automatically updates the media library whenever you add / update / remove a media file or metadata file
  • supports RAW camera images
  • wide range of localized library search options
  • supports various editable renderer profiles
  • supports automatic renderer detection and per-IP profile assignment
  • extracts metadata of your media files according to your requirements, including embedded metadata tags, local metadata files, online metadata sources (in the preferred language), XBMC, Swisscenter, MyMovies
  • supports video thumbnails, CD covers, DVD posters, etc.
  • categorizes video files into movies and / or series and marks recently viewed episodes of a series
  • integrates into

Supported renderers:

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

Serviio 2.2.1 Change log:

Download: Serviio 2.2.1 | 124.0 MB (freeware, upgrade available for a fee)
Outlook: Serviio website | Other operating systems | Screenshot

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