How to set up your MIFF experience at home
There are a number of ways for you to guarantee you have an excellent MIFF Play experience from the comfort your home. Please take the time to settle in and test your setup prior to ensure you are ready to start streaming. Below is a list of setup options. Please choose the most appropriate for you. To view the minimum system requirements for accessing films on MIFF Play, see our Help page.
Please connect to your smart TV using an HDMI cable, Chromecast or Apple TV. We strongly advise against attempting to use the pre-installed browser on your smart TV to stream MIFF Play, as many devices are not inherently compatible with our software. Instead, please select one of the alternative ways to stream films from the list below.
Open MIFF Play in your browser and connect your computer directly to your TV or projector using an HDMI cable. This will put the least strain on your home wi-fi to ensure you can stream at the highest possible quality*. Please ensure the browser is up to date.
On versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Open MIFF Play in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported. If you are having issues with Firefox, please try Google Chrome.
Internet Explorer on Windows 7 is no longer supported.
Apple Macintosh Computer
On versions of MacOS 10.12 or later.
Open MIFF Play in Google Chrome, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported. If you are having issues with Firefox, please try Google Chrome.
Android tablet or phone
Open MIFF Play in your browser and start streaming. We recommend using a Microsoft Edge browser on your Android device or the MIFF Play Android app. You can stream directly on your device, or Chromecast from your device to your TV or projector.
Chromecast must be accessed via the MIFF Play Android app. For further information on how to use Chromecast, visit Google support. Chrome browsers are not currently supported due to temporary maintenance works.
Contact us for help
Please read the setup instructions carefully. If you’re still having trouble, it’s time to get in touch so we can help. The MIFF Box Office will be staffed from 11am to 9pm for the duration of the festival to assist with your query, please email email@example.com for assistance and provide us with as much information as possible, including what device(s) you are using, the type of error occurring, or other applicable information.
*Your home internet speed is determined by your available bandwidth.