A lot of us have a collection of video on our computers, but unfortunately we’re very limited with access to that video when we’re away from our computers. Many people have accepted that if a video is saved to a certain computer, then it can only be accessed from that computer. But wouldn’t it be great if you could access all of your movies, TV shows, GoPro videos, and any other video when you’re away from the computer it’s saved on?

We did some research to see if we could find a way to access videos when we’re away from our computers and we’re really excited about a new technology. younity is a simple, easy, and free app that enables your computer to work like a home media server, giving you access to all your media files on your computer from your iPhone or iPad.

younity allows you to access all of your videos, photos, music, and documents stored on your computer from your iPhone or iPad. There are a lot of things you can do with the younity app, but in this article we’re going to focus on how to access your video.


With younity’s video feature you can:

  • Play your GoPro videos on your iPhone.
  • Access your whole movie collection when you’re traveling.
  • Share family videos (that are stored on your home computer) from your iPad when visiting your parents.
  • Play your kids’ favorite movies on a road trip.
  • Stream your videos to the TV with an Apple TV.
  • Revive ancient family videos and privately share them with your loved ones.

These are just a few of the things you can do with younity’s video feature. It’s easy, ther’s no technical set-up, and it’s free! Below we’ll go over some simple directions on how to use younity to access video.

But first things first- to use younity, you have to install younity on any computer you want to access, and also install the younity app on your iPhone or iPad. Once you’ve installed younity on at least one computer and your iPhone or iPad then you’re all set!


By installing younity on your computers, it will discover all the videos across each computer. All that metadata is then organized into a single, easy to browse menu on your iPhone or iPad. It can differentiate your movies from your home videos and even your GoPro video. That way you can easily find the video you’re looking for and either watch directly through an iPhone or iPad, or you can push it to the nearest Apple TV using AirPlay.

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How To Access Your Movies On The Go


Step 1: Open the younity app
Step 2: Select Videos
Step 3: Select Movies
Step 4: Tap the movie you want to watch and it will start playing.

How To Stream Your GoPro Videos


Step 1: Open the younity app
Step 2: Select Videos
Step 3: Select GoPro
Step 4: Tap the GoPro clip you want to watch and it will start playing.

How To Share Your Videos With Friends


Step 1: Open the younity app
Step 2: Select the category of video you want to share (movie, home video, TV show, or GoPro)
Step 3: Select the blue square on the bottom left side of your screen.
Step 4: Find and select the video you want to share
Step 5: Tap the blue share button
Step 6: Follow the prompts to select the recipient(s) and share video

How to connect to Airplay and Apple TV


younity is a fast and easy way to search and stream content stored across multiple computers right to your Apple TV. By installing younity on all of your computers, you are able to unify all your content right onto your smartphone and tablet – no browsing files by devices, just all your content in one place. Comparable to Plex, younity turns each computer into a media server, but it also unifies all the content across all your devices. While Plex is intended as an alternative to an Apple TV, younity is its compliment.

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Apple Airplay is great because it’s the easiest way to stream videos via your Apple TV. With younity and an Apple TV you can stream your whole movie collection to a TV from your iPhone or iPad. Just follow these few simple steps:

Step 1: Start playing a video in younity
Step 2: Pull up the Apple menu from the bottom of your iPhone. If an Airplay-enabled device is nearby then the AirPlay option will appear.
Step 3: Click on Airplay
Step 4: Select the device you want to connect to, and your video will stream.

younity is a great solution for video, but it also does a whole lot more! Click below to learn more about younity.