Infuse 3 (iPhone screenshot 001)

Infuse, a versatile media player for the iPhone and iPad by jailbreak developer FireCore (the brains behind the aTV Flash Black software), has been infused this morning with more than a dozen new features, improvements and enhancements.

Among other items, Infuse 3.2 can stream/download video from direct web URLs and has beta support for Google Cast, the search giant’s version of AirPlay.

The freemium app is available at no cost in the App Store, with advanced features locked behind a Pro upgrade via the In-App Purchase mechanism.

“Google Cast is marked as a beta in this version as we want to get some real world feedback before we call it final,” FireCore told me via email.

Google Cast streaming allows you to sling your favorite content from an iPhone or iPad to any TV that has Google’s $35 Chromecast device attached (works with the Nexus Player, too).

Again, it’s a beta feature so unexpected behavior should not surprise you as they’re collecting feedback from early adopters and smoothing out the rough edges.

Google Cast support is available to Infuse Pro users, and can be enabled in the Infuse sidebar settings menu.

Other enhancements in Infuse 3.2:

  • Stream from FTP/SFTP sources
  • Stream/download from direct web URLs
  • Support for styled SSA/ASS subtitles
  • Better handling of TV shows downloaded from shares
  • Improved stability when browsing SMB shares
  • Fixed cover art while AirPlaying
  • Fixed subtitle timing offsets
  • trakt related improvements
  • Many other minor imrovements and fixes

Infuse lets you access and render just about any video and audio media file type you could think of, especially foreign and obscure formats that iOS does not support natively.

Infuse 3.2 for iOS iPhone screenshot 001

The application can stream movies along with subtitles over AirPlay to your big screen TV and taps the power of Apple’s in-house designed processors to decode media directly on your iPhone or iPad, without depending on a media server running on your Mac or Windows PC to convert media on the fly, like Plex’s iOS app does.

I use Infuse on a regular basis to stream all kinds of videos from my AirPort Time Capsule wireless base station’s built-in 3TB hard drive and it’s been working for me like a charm.

The 17-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

Grab Infuse for free in the App Store.

Source: Infuse

  • Infuse is a decent application, but Plex still rules all.

    • zampem0

      I have yet to try Infuse but for Plex you need to pay for synchronization between devices.. It’s kind of a no go for me even though it seems to work decent on my home network.

      • Also, Plex requires that the Plex Media Server app be running on a Mac or Windows PC which does the actual job of transcoding media to an iOS-friendly format. Infuse does everything directly on the device, no server app needed whatsoever

    • Al

      Having both is helpful as well. I have Plex for my entertainment collection. But I like the fact Infuse can handle everything directly onto the device…

  • Pedro Almeida

    This is the best app for watch movies there is no doubt. The only thing i can´t do after the last update before this one, is not be abble to login with my trakt acount and i don´t know why. Someone have this problem too?

    • Ryan Nicanor Roque

      Just use your username instead of your email address to sign in to tract

      • Pedro Almeida

        Jesus…!Why i don’t think about that…Thank you so much Ryan.

  • jack

    Still no background audio

  • Alexis Marrero

    this is my dilemma. house in key west has no internet. my cell phone has limited internet access down there as well. so what can i use to stream movies from my phone or lap top to my tv without internet access?

    i know chromecast would need to be connected to the internet to work and i have a fire stick but not sure if im able to stream to that with out internet either

    • bball

      AppleTV 3 has Peer to Peer Connection without wifi and Internet.

  • nyangejr

    Is infuse available in all African countries?

    • Spycer0

      Mhaaaaan! #420yoloswag uhm idk lol

  • Sleetui

    Prefer HD Player. Infuse has problems when watching mkv videos. Also Infuse recommends updating to iOS 8 to decode videos properly unlike HD Player which can work with not problem on lower iOS versions. VLC works well to but has audio/video lag when adjusting volume sound which then lags the video.