Alternatives to Plex for Windows with any license

  • Kodi icon

    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...

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

    • Kodi does not transcode and stream media like plex. At least not yet.... 8-) Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    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...

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

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    • Is the exact alternative to Plex.+ web server! HoraciogarroSep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux iPhone

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    Serviio

    Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network. Basic features *...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • 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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    younity

    younity is your free personal media server: Access, stream, and share all your videos, music, photos, and files from any device.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • It's free, totally uncomplicated to setup, and requires zero knowledge of home media servers. katefoxJan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Works as a great alternative to plex. Has an easy set up in comparison. gabeleahyFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Lets me stream my movies from my computers to my iPad over LAN, WAN & P2P. brandonsearcherFeb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

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    StreamToMe

    StreamToMe is an app for Windows, Mac OSX, and iOS that lets you stream music and video files (in a wide variety of formats) live from another computer. StreamToMe requires its accompaniment, ServeToMe, to be installed on your...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Pith

    Pith sits on a server or NAS. It scans your media for movies and tv shows and you access it through a modern web UI from your tablet, phone or PC. From there you can stream your media directly to any DLNA Media Renderer.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Playon

    PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies, even your personal media from your PC to your TV, smartphone or tablet. To display videos on your TV, PlayOn...

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

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    VidOn Server

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

    Free Windows

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    Wwidd

    Wwidd is a lightweight video library manager with powerful tagging and search.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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    • 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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    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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    nextPVR

    NextPVR. NextPVR is a popular free personal video recorder application for Microsoft Windows, making it easy to watch or record Live TV.

    Free Windows

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    Tvmobili

    TVMOBiLi is an UPnP/DLNA media server for Mac, Windows and Linux. It streams your Videos, Music, and Photos from your computer to any Smart TV or internet enabled device in your home.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Jamcast

    Access your music collection from anywhere in the world! Jamcast streams all your music to Android and UPnP/DLNA connected devices. Free 14-day trial. Virtual sound card records and streams all sound on your computer.

    Commercial Windows

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    Mezzmo

    Mezzmo is the most feature-packed DLNA media server available today. No other Windows-based DLNA media server provides as many digital media sharing features and is as easy-to-use as Mezzmo. Install Mezzmo onto your PC today and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Wondershare DreamStream icon

    Wondershare DreamStream

    Stream all of your media from your Windows PC and tablet, directly to your TV, via your Google Chromecast, Roku 1, 2, 3, Xbox and Apple TV.

    Freemium Windows

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    Vidine

    Vidine is a media center and thumbnail video clip manager. It organizes video clips as thumbnail sheets where you can search, browse and play videos straight from the time of the thumbnail. You can add keywords, actors and photos to...

    Commercial Windows

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    FUPPES

    FUPPES is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server. It supports a wide range of UPnP MediaRenderers as well as on-the-fly transcoding of various audio, video and image formats. You can share any audio, image or video file type...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • EazyFlixPix

    EazyMojo specializes in innovative software and web development Organize, tag, search and view all your videos. Easily configure and generate custom thumbnails. Tagging allows you to filter and quickly search all your content....

    Free Personal Windows

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    Maraschino

    I wanted a simple web interface to act as a nice overview/front page for my XBMC HTPC. I couldn't find anything that suited my requirements so I created something myself. It is free, open-source software. Use and modify it as...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center

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    AMD Fusion Media Explorer

    The AMD Fusion Media Explorer (FME) is a new 3D Immersive Social Media and Digital Media Browser, built and distributed by AMD. In addition to enabling unique multimedia and social media experiences, FME does a great job of...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The download seems outdated. It won't install because visual C is a newer version now.
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    Didiom

    Didiom allows you to stream music, podcasts, audiobooks and playlists to your iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry or Windows phone directly from a Windows-based computer. To get started, download Didiom Pro Desktop to your computer from...

    Freemium Windows iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone

    • Discontinued In February 2011, Didiom was acquired by SnapOne, Inc. (formerly Exclaim Mobility, Inc.)