Up until now, it has been difficult for Mac users to get involved with P2P video sharing via Ace since the protocol is not supported natively by Apple macOS.
Windows users however, have been able to harness the official Ace application as well as several alternatives by third-party developers and hence the Ace stream scene has remained active.
Since Ace Streams do not need a central server as such to deliver the content there is less chance of network bottlenecks and video lag. This allows channel’s to broadcast high-definition video around the world to even those with smaller bandwidths.
A new arrival to the scene is Soda Player. It allows users to natively (almost) watch Ace streams in a beautiful and minimalistic player. It also supports streaming .Torrent videos instantly and is compatible with Chromecast and Apple TV.
To download Soda Player click here.
Once downloaded, you will be presented with a screen where you can paste your acestream URL. This usually looks something like this:
You’ll need to paste this in to the box and hit enter. During your first time, you’ll be prompted to download additional extensions and packages. Once they have been downloaded and automatically extracted, restart Soda Player and re-enter your acestream link.
After some initial buffering, the stream should begin to play!