Alternatives to Orb for all platforms with any license

  • Google Play Music icon

    Google Play Music

    Google Play Music, a service available for people who have a Google account, lets people upload their personal music collection and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Android Wear

  • Subsonic icon


    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music and video. Use it to share your music with...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Windows Phone Self-Hosted

  • HFS (HTTP File Server) icon

    HFS (HTTP File Server)

    You can use HFS (HTTP File Server) to send and receive files. Its different from classic file sharing because it uses web technology...

    Open Source Windows

  • Ampache icon


    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted ... PHP

  • TVersity icon


    TVersity Media Server is a software package that allows a personal computer to stream content to UPnP devices, such as the Xbox 360...

    Commercial Windows

  • Sockso icon

    Sockso Discontinued

    Sockso is a free, open-source, personal music server for everyone! Its designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • AudioStreamer icon


    AudioStreamer is a free web-based audio streamer who gives you easy access to your music. It turns your PC in a streaming webserver....

    Open Source Windows

  • Ushare uPnP media server icon

    Ushare uPnP media server

    uShare is a UPnP (TM) A/V & DLNA Media Server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with...

    Open Source Linux

  • IMES icon


    IMES is a server-based, multi-user music database & streamer. It employs couchdb for authentication and for serving its web...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • netjukebox icon


    netjukebox is a web-based media jukebox for MPD, VideoLAN and Winamp/httpQ. It features real-time MP3 streaming from different audio...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Jinzora Media Server icon

    Jinzora Media Server Discontinued

    Jinzora Media Server is a web based media streaming and management system, allowing you to stream your music and videos to any device...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted

  • CherryMusic icon


    A music streaming server written in python: Stream your own music collection to all your devices!

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Python

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  • Zenound Music icon

    Zenound Music

    Zenound is a music service that will change the way you experience music. Our goal is to create a service that can be easily adopted...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Kangee icon


    Kangee - the easy-to-use Open-Source Personal On-Demand Fileserver. Your communication partner only needs a browser to download or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • pulpTunes icon

    pulpTunes Discontinued

    pulpTunes is an open source web server that enables you to access and play your iTunes library remotely from any computer on the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Easy File Sharing Web Server icon

    Easy File Sharing Web Server

    Easy File Sharing Web Server is a file sharing software that allows visitors to upload/download files easily through a Web Browser...

    Commercial Windows

  • Zina icon

    Zina Discontinued

    Zina is a graphical interface to your MP3 collection, a personal jukebox, an MP3 streamer. It can run on its own, embeded into an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Drupal Joomla ... Wordpress

  • streeme icon

    streeme Discontinued

    Listen to music on the go! Streeme is an open source, html5 based personal music server.Requirements: PHP 5.2.10+ & PEAR,Apache...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Audiobox icon


    Your music collection is now truly portable! Stream from anywhere, it doesn't matter where your files are stored. Upload and...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Weezo icon


    Turn your computer into a secure exchange place With Weezo, you can gain remote access to content on your computer: photos, music...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • Laragon icon


    All in one web server. Apache, MySQL (MariaDB), PHP, phpMyAdmin, cmder, Memcached, Redis, composer, XDebug

    Free Windows

  • BarracudaDrive icon


    Are looking to share huge files with your friends and don't know where to upload them? Do you have a firm, a company or an...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Rara icon

    Rara Discontinued provides the ultimate music experience, with the freedom to discover, play and share unlimited amounts of music. There are...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT iPad

  • Gigatribe icon

    Gigatribe Discontinued

    Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues....

    Free Mac Windows

  • EON ZFS Storage icon

    EON ZFS Storage

    What is EON? Embedded Operating system/Networking is a small operating system, built on Solaris, designed to store any amount of...

    Free Personal Linux

Orb Comments

Hard to replace

Comment by JJtoob
about Orb May 2015

I haven't gone through all the alternatives, but the thing is that Orb did much more than your average file/music streamer. One of the best features it had, and that I used frequently, was the ability to show extra things on the video side, like your webcam, and if your webcam had tilt/pan/zoom controls, it might even let you use them, or watch TV if you had a TV tuner installed in your computer, and it even let you control the TV tuner, so you could change channels, all live!

Viewing your webcam is not something hard to come by, though many stream programs won't do it, because they are designed to watch videos on demand, not live sources.

The ability to control the TV tuner on top of everything else it did, is a feature I hadn't seen before, and no one has implemented it since. I moved on to another service called Tonido, just for a while, until storage got easy enough to come by that I could have most if not all of my media with me. The TV thing, though, is something you really can't replace unless your cable package comes with a similar solution, and I wonder how many people have that available.

[Edited by JJtoob, July 04]