What is Jamcast?

Jamcast is software for your Windows computer that functions as a UPnP Media Server. It's purpose is therefore to make your digital media readily available to other devices on your home network for playback and viewing.

What is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is set of protocols and standards designed to make it easy for computers and network devices to interact with one another. The UPnP standards define how computers and devices find each other on the network, advertise their capabilities, and communicate. The UPnP specifications and standards were drafted by a consortium known as the UPnP Forum.

What is the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)?

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an additional set of standards built upon the existing UPnP framework for sharing media between computers and devices on a network. These guidelines provide an extension the UPnP standards and therefore a higher level of compatibility with DLNA-compatible software and devices.

How do I stream my media collection to other devices on my network?

Jamcast will index and serve media stored on your hard drive and make it available to other devices on your network. For additional information on how to share and stream your local media collection, please see the Sharing Your Media page.

How do I stream Spotify, Pandora, and other music to a device on my network?

Jamcast's Virtual Soundcard will capture and redirect any audio playing on your computer to devices on your network. For more information about the Virtual Soundcard feature, please visit the Virtual Soundcard documentation.