SMB Lite

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What is SMB Lite?

SMB Lite is a lightweight entry in the SMB app series. Although its functionality is limited, it may be sufficient for some users. It also provides a convenient test of system compatibility for all SMB apps.

SMB Lite is an application for accessing and playing media files on network file servers that support the SMB protocol. SMB (also called CIFS) is the native network file sharing protocol of Microsoft Windows. Mac OS X 10.1 and later and most Linux distributions support it. SMB is also supported on a variety of other systems, including many network file storage appliances.

SMB Lite can play many MPEG, MPEG4, and Quicktime audio and video files. SMB Lite supports a maximum file size of 6 MB.

Key features:

Player audio and information screen

Player screen (info)

Player video screen

Player screen (video)

Player main screen

Main screen

  • Supports one network file server
  • Network status detection and auto-recovery
  • Netbios and DNS name resolution
  • Name resolution bypass
  • Informative status messages
  • Configurable file extension filtering
  • Automatic directory indexing
  • Selectable directory sorting
  • File information display
  • Multitasking support and background playing

Important notes:

  • SMB Lite requires a WiFi connection. Carrier connections (WWAN) are not supported.
  • SMB Lite does not create permanent copies of files, so device storage capacity is not affected. It may create a temporary file copy for playing purposes.
  • SMB Lite does not write to the file server, so there is no danger of file modification or virus introduction.
  • SMB Lite supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer systems. Windows 98 and earlier systems are not supported. SMB Lite also supports Samba (2.0 and newer) on Linux and other Unix systems and Mac OS X 10.1 and newer with built-in SMB support.


SMB Lite is available now for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
SMB Lite on the App Store