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What's Inside X-Lite

X-Lite - Welcoming You to the World of Softphones

Combining voice and video calls in a user-friendly interface, CounterPath's X-Lite helps you seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP.

With X-Lite, try out some of the best and most popular software features of our fully-loaded Bria desktop client, including voice and video calls (standard definition only), messaging and presence. Whether you're having a simple voice conversation with a business associate, or an in-depth discussion with a colleague over video, you’ll soon see why having a SIP softphone on your desktop or laptop is the ultimate communications experience for Windows PC or Mac.

Important Notice: In order to use X-Lite, you must have a SIP enabled IP PBX or access to an Internet Service Provider.

Please note that X-Lite is intended for evaluation or demonstration purposes only and not for business or commercial use. Please see EULA for full details. Support for X-Lite is offered on our support forums and our FAQ only. Direct email support and phone support are not available.



X-Lite is designed for you to try out some of the feature-rich capabilities available in our award-winning Bria softphone. Please note that X-Lite does not come with a voice, video or messaging service – you must pair it with a VoIP service or IP PBX in order to make calls or send messages.

X-Lite Features

  • Supports basic voice and video calling in standard-definition
  • Supports instant messaging and presence using SIP SIMPLE
  • Open Standards and Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based call signaling allows X-Lite to work with a wide number of networks
  • Comprehensive contact list support, including detailed calls lists and history
  • Voicemail support

X-Lite Benefits

  • Whether your colleagues or business contacts work around the corner or across the country, use audio and video conferencing to stay in touch
  • See when users are online and send Instant Messages If they are unable to take calls
  • Use the Contact list to manage your contact information and sort them into groups for Work, Friends or Family

NOTE: To use X-Lite to make voice and video calls to a softphone, mobile or landline number, a VoIP (Voice over IP) service subscription with a local service provider or ISP is required. Please contact your local service provider to subscribe.


To use X-Lite to make voice and video calls to a softphone, mobile or landline number, a VoIP (Voice over IP) service subscription with a local service provider or ISP is required. Please contact your local service provider to subscribe.

Processor Minimum: Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
Recommended: i5 / i7 2.4 GHz and above
Memory Minimum: 4GB RAM
Recommended: 16 GB RAM and above
Hard Disk Space 400 MB (Install/Upgrade, 200 MB operation)
Operating system

Windows 7 (SP1)
Windows 8.1 (desktop mode)
Windows 10 (creators update required)
macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)
macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

Connection IP network connection (broadband, LAN, wireless); Constant Internet connection
Sound Card Full-duplex, 16-bit or use USB headset


Compare X-Lite Features



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CounterPath's X-Lite is the market's leading free SIP based softphone available for download.

X-Lite provides you with some of the most popular features of our fully-loaded Bria softphone so you can take them for a test drive before you make your purchase.

X-Lite Bria
Non-commercial Evaluation/Demonstration
Provided for non-commercial, demonstration or evaluation purposes only.
Commercial and Personal
Licensed for Commercial and Personal use.
Basic Calling
Make voice and video calls to any number.
3-Way Conferencing
Engage in a voice or video call with two participants at once.
Instant Messaging
Send instant messages to contacts in real-time and keep archived records of your message history.
Set your presence status and see when contacts are online, away, on the phone or busy.
Security and Encryption
Keep your call information private and safe from hacking with TLS/SRTP.
Multiple Lines
Benefit from 5 incoming/outgoing lines.
Multiple Accounts
Configure your softphone to more than one SIP account.
Windows Outlook Integration
Send IMs, view presence, and click-to-call, without leaving Outlook
Import your MS Outlook address book into your softphone contact list and use direct dialing
Click to Dial
Support for Click to Dial (sip, tel, callto).
Audio Codec G.729
Maximize your bandwidth for superior connection.
Customization & Branding
Get customized softphone skins (min. purchase 200 licenses - contact Sales for more info).
No Advertising Window
Benefit from less distractions with a hidden ad window.
Get support from a CounterPath expert via the Support Forums.
High Definition Video
View, send and receive video in high-resolution HD (1080p) video.
Alert List (Buddy Pounce)
Select a contact or group of contacts and be notified when their phone and presence status changes.
File Transfer
Drag and drop files into your IM window for easy collaboration.
Enhanced Contact-Focused Interface
Manage your calls and IMs more conveniently with an interface focused around your address book.
Multiple Languages
Choose from English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, Japanese and Russian. (Windows)
Choose from English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Japanese. (Mac)
Access your company directory directly within your softphone.
Provisioning with login
Control how users access and use the softphone.
Call Recording
Record important calls locally on your computer.
Call Transfer
Be able to transfer calls when necessary.
Use this add-on subscription service to share your screen with up to 100 participants.
Bria Desktop API
Create or use third-party applications to control softphone clients to make and recieve calls.
Auto Answer
Set your softphone to automatically answer incoming calls.
Chat Rooms and Ad-Hoc Group Chats
Join online conferences and meetings.
Salesforce Integration
Control your communications from within Salesforce, with a full set of reporting capabilities to track sales team performance metrics.

* Support for X-Lite is offered on our support forums and our FAQ only. Direct email and phone support are not available.

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