Nginx, the popular open-source media streaming software, is a bit of a lightning rod.
While it’s not widely used yet, it’s already becoming one of the most popular applications on the Web, and has been used to stream video from YouTube to a TV via the Roku or Apple TV.
The Linux-based software also offers support for streaming audio, music, and other media via a variety of sources.
Nginx is available on all major platforms and it supports the following platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Windows Mobile.
In the video above, I show you how to install and configure Nginx on an Android smartphone.
If you have trouble setting up Nginx for a Windows-based smartphone, read our guide.
While Nginx is popular with many, there are some drawbacks.
First, there’s no easy way to set up NGL to run on Windows, macOS, or Linux, unless you want to set the process up yourself.
Second, you’ll need to use a specific browser on a Windows or Mac machine to run Nginx.
Third, there aren’t many apps that support Nginx’s multimedia streaming feature.
So if you’re interested in playing media over the Internet, you might want to look into an alternative like NginxMediaStream.
We also recommend checking out our article on how to get started with streaming media with Nginx and its multimedia features.
And if you are interested in getting the best-of-breed desktop video streamer for Linux, check out our guide to stream media to a desktop PC.