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  • Kodi

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android ... iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad Raspberry Pi Fire TV

  • Plex icon

    Plex

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as online...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Kindle Fire Roku

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    Boxee

    Boxee is a media center for your home theater PC. It compiles media from your computer and on the internet into a simple, remote-control friendly user interface. Boxee includes built-in social media features, so you can see what your...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux iPad

    • Discontinued The support was discontinued on January 2012 and Boxee team joined Samsung on July 10th, 2013.
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    Universal Media Server

    Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux. It streams to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Emby

    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android ... BSD Windows Phone Self-Hosted Kindle Fire

  • Windows Media Center icon

    Windows Media Center

    Windows Media Center (WMC) turns your computer into a home entertainment hub, compiling media from your computer and the internet (plugins required) into one interface. You can even use WMC to record TV (TV tuner required). Unleash the...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Windows Media Center will be no longer updated with http://alternativeto.net/software/windows-10/ release.
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    MythTV

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Stremio

    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV! Stremio also gives you notifications for new episodes /...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux iPhone

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    PS3 Media Server

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. Its backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed, but last version, 1.90.1, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    OSMC

    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet. OSMC is the leading media center in terms...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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    OpenELEC

    Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center. OpenELEC...

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

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    MediaPortal

    MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.

    Open Source Windows

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    jetAudio

    JetAudio is integrated, multimedia software made of a single compact rack. Not only does it play various music and video files, it also has features such as CD burning, recording, and conversion to other file formats. You can create your...

    Freemium Windows Android

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    TVersity

    TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, regardless of the codec limitations of the device. For example, the Xbox 360 does not...

    Commercial Windows

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    JRiver Media Center

    JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to play and organize various types of media on a computer running Windows. Media Center is a "jukebox"-style media player, like iTunes, which usually uses most...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with powerful streaming options, trakt...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    tinyMediaManager

    tinyMediaManager is a media management tool for movies, moviesets and TV shows, especially for use with XBMC & MediaPortal. It supports importing and exporting of NFO files, downloading of artwork and renaming of media files (along...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Zoom Player icon

    Zoom Player

    Zoom Player is a powerful, flexible and customizable DVD and media player for Windows. It takes you to professional level multimedia playback by supporting full DVD playback and control, offering extensive media and fullscreen...

    Freemium Windows

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    Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida develops software and services to simplify and enhance media consumption...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    nessMediaCenter

    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto and...

    Commercial Mac Apple TV

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    xPud

    A Browser OS with an App Store - The desktop has never been this easy -- Get your favorite web browser with a simple web-based interface on top.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Ember Media Manager icon

    Ember Media Manager

    Ember Media Manager is just that: a media manager. Once configured, it let's you fetch, store, and view various details about your media collection. Movies and TV shows are the type of media that Ember can handle.

    Open Source Windows

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    Front Row

    Front Row is media center software for Apple's Macintosh computers and Apple TV with a 10-foot user interface design for the living-room TV for viewing and downloading video, photos, podcasts, and music from a computer, optical disk...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued Front Row was removed and discontinued in Mac OS X 10.7
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    Squire

    Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients. Streams are...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple TV

  • HomeNet Local Media Server icon

    HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center for your own Windows Local Area Network (LAN). Homenet is an...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS ... Self-Hosted PHP