Alternatives to JRiver Media Center for all platforms with any license

  • Kodi icon


    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi...

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

  • Plex icon


    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad tvOS Kindle Fire

  • foobar2000 icon


    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support...

    Free Windows

  • iTunes icon


    iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get....

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • OSMC icon


    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...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

  • Emby icon


    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and...

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

  • Nightingale icon


    Nightingale is a free and powerfull music player for Linux, Windows and Mac based on the Songbird media player source code. A...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MediaPortal icon


    MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays...

    Open Source Windows

  • Infuse icon


    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted PHP

  • Swinsian icon


    Swinsian is a simple music player dedicated to managing music, without the complexity of ebooks, apps, online stores, T.V. shows and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Rhapsody icon


    Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads, music videos, playlists, photos, latest...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows Phone

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  • nessMediaCenter icon


    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a...

    Commercial Mac tvOS

  • Meridian icon


    Meridian is a music player which allows you to listen to music from popular Russian social network It communicates with some...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud Windows Phone

  • Playon icon


    PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies, even your...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad ... Blackberry 10

  • Moovida icon

    Moovida Discontinued

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has...

    Open Source Windows

  • MythTV icon


    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • VidOn Server icon

    VidOn Server

    Smartly manage all your multimedia resources and automatically transcode videos for your Phone, Pad, etc.

    Free Windows

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  • SimpleX icon


    A Plex client for the new Apple TV.

    Freemium tvOS

  • Napster icon


    Napster is the ultimate digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand streaming. Enjoy any track in Napster.s...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Semper Media Center icon

    Semper Media Center

    Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a Android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying.

    Open Source Android

  • Portitle icon


    Portitle Web App is a smart launcher to dozens of movie and TV related websites. Portitle will intelligently identify any video file...

    Free Windows Chrome OS

  • Audirvana Plus icon

    Audirvana Plus

    Audirvana Plus brings your Mac to the ultimate level in Sound Quality, making it your Best Transport. No equalizer, no trendy...

    Commercial Mac

  • Vidine icon


    Vidine is a media center and thumbnail video clip manager. It organizes video clips as thumbnail sheets where you can search, browse...

    Commercial Windows

  • Elmedia Player icon

    Elmedia Player

    Elmedia is a free media player for Mac that supports various audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT...

    Freemium Mac

  • Easy-Data Mediacenter icon

    Easy-Data Mediacenter

    Easy-Data Mediacenter is a video and audio player with lots of tools. It is able to deliver bit perfect audio, and does not require...

    Free Windows

  • Fidelia icon


    Fidelia is a high-definition audio player for sophisticated music lovers. With support for all contemporary audio file formats and an...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • Cmdradio icon


    cmdradio is command-line interface internet radio player. Usage: play %keyword% , where %keyword% is genre, country, group etc. For...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MusiMoods Playlist Creator icon

    MusiMoods Playlist Creator

    MusiMoods is a gorgeous and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, mood and activity based playlist creator and music player for Macintosh....

    Commercial Mac

  • Fidelizer icon


    Fidelizer will instantly turn your Windows XP/Vista/7/8 computer to audiophile workstation for sophisticated audiophile player like J...

    Freemium Windows

  • OpenPHT icon


    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned). That's a open-source client for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • LiquidPlayer icon


    From the makers of LiquidtriXX, comes the new 3d android music player and visualizer. - plays mp3, aac, aac+, aac64, WAV, PCM,ogg ......

    Freemium Android

  • AMD Fusion Media Explorer icon

    AMD Fusion Media Explorer Discontinued

    The AMD Fusion Media Explorer (FME) is a new 3D Immersive Social Media and Digital Media Browser, built and distributed by AMD. In...

    Free Windows

  • Amarra icon


    Music is emotional. Special songs can connect us to our past, it can be a loyal companion in our present situation, and can even...

    Commercial Mac

  • Ultimate Music Player icon

    Ultimate Music Player

    Are you looking for an ultimate music player with a lot of cool features & free?

    Free Android Android Tablet

JRiver Media Center Comments


Negative Comment by CityZen
about JRiver Media Center May 2014

Don't even waste your time trying this program. I tested it to see if it was any good and found it slow, antiquated and buggy. What's worse, the only support you can get, even for paying customers, is through a forum managed by the lunatic owner(JimH)of the company that develops this program. Avoid at all costs!


Head and shoulders above the rest with a feature set and us ...

Comment by DanielVM
about JRiver Media Center Jun 2011

Head and shoulders above the rest with a feature set and user community that meets the needs of the power hungry user.