SopCast is a tool designed to provide users a solution for streaming video over the internet or to directly watch such streams provided by others. The installation process does not feature difficult settings to choose from and the app’s features are also easy to understand, because a complete guide regarding its options is available both offline and online, on the developer’s website. The name of the tool provides info about the connection type used. Sop stands for Streaming over P2P, as this powerful sharing method has been adopted for the app.
SopCast has a simple interface that can be easily expanded for a detailed view of each stream that is retrieved from the master server. In the list, multiple streams will be displayed and their number can vary a lot, depending on the preferences selected when retrieving the list. Broadcasts can be easily viewed, even with the aid of the classic media player provided by Windows operating systems, although some streams might require other players in order to be streamed. This depends on the preferences of the provider. The community is large and among the large number of users, there are also people who stream TV broadcasts, making the application suited for those that want to partially replace a television set.
The peer to peer connection method allows users to easily connect to the stream of their choice without bandwidth issues, especially if the stream only features standard quality. Using the tool, users can also create their own stream and they can provide an input device that will provide video and audio for SopCast. However, a computer can also be used as a streaming device in case of games or other activities that might attract viewers. Streams found on the internet can also be added to the tool’s main list or can be bookmarked.