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  • 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...

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

  • Popcorn Time icon

    Popcorn Time

    Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free and open source media player. The program is intended as a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services such as Netflix. The program streams...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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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...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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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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    MiniDLNA

    MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is developed by a NETGEAR employee …

    Open Source 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

    • 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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    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...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    MediaTomb

    MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • 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

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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

  • ZeroNet: Play icon

    ZeroNet: Play

    'Play' has just appeared on Zeronet, a server-less P2P network that utilizes Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent technology.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud ZeroNet

  • iMediaShare icon

    iMediaShare

    Play videos from your mobile to your HD TV! No box, no cables, no TV apps! Just pick a video and tap to play! Any time, any place, any screen - with iMediaShare in your pocket watch favourite videos, photos and music anywhere you...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Flipps icon

    Flipps

    Watch the latest news, live sports events, YouTube and music videos on TV. Requires only phone/tablet and an optional connected TV. Supports Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Apple TV, XBox, Chromecast... and of course your mobile screen.

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • 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 information on available multimedia files. uShare uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the files...

    Open Source Linux

  • Flinger.co icon

    Flinger.co

    Flinger.co is a web app that enables interaction between just about any connected TV that has a web browser and a laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Simply create a new channel on the big screen at Flinger.co. Then use the unique six...

    Free Android Chrome OS Web / Cloud Windows Phone

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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

  • iStream icon

    iStream

    Stream allows you to stream your media onto your big TV screen with no configuration at all! Just throw in some files and iStream will do the rest! iStream supports a vast number of media formats and playback devices: From modern...

    Open Source Mac

  • Rygel icon

    Rygel

    Rygel is a home media solution that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network. In technical terms it is both a UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer implemented through a...

    Open Source Linux

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    IIS Media Services

    IIS Media Services, an integrated HTTP-based media delivery platform, delivers true HD (720p+) live and on-demand streaming, DVR functionality, and real-time analytics support to computers, TVs, and mobile devices. By offering a...

    Free Windows

  • SimpleX icon

    SimpleX

    A Plex client for the new Apple TV.

    Freemium tvOS

  • Tvmobili icon

    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

  • 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

  • Sofaplay icon

    Sofaplay

    SofaPlay allows you to play media files directly from your Mac on the tv. It connects your Mac to your Smart TV and takes care of the streaming. Just drag any movie file onto SofaPlay and it will appear instantly on the big screen in...

    Freemium Mac

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    TwonkyServer

    TwonkyServer makes it possible for your DLNA devices to retrieve your media files from wherever they're stored. Using your device's remote and menu system, view your computer's media library, or an online media feed, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • Plex Cloud icon

    Plex Cloud

    The simplest way to run Plex. Enjoy peace of mind, all your media with no limits, and it won't break the bank. Cloud perfection!.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Web / Cloud ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad tvOS Kindle Fire Amazon Cloud Drive

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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

  • Maraschino icon

    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

  • EyeConnect icon

    EyeConnect

    EyeConnect software enables your UPnP™ AV digital media device to stream EyeTV recordings, digital photos, music and movies from your Mac onto your TV or stereo. EyeConnect is based on the globally trusted Universal Plug and...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued At the top of the page "EyeConnect has been discontinued. Existing customers will receive support until the end of 2013." http://www.elgato.com/en/video/eyeconnect/support
  • forked-daapd

    A re-write of the firefly media server (mt-daapd). It's released under GPLv2+. Please note that this git repository is a mirror of the official one at git://git.debian.org/~jblache/forked-daapd.git

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Chrometizer icon

    Chrometizer

    Make your local videos Google Cast friendly.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Universal Media Server Comments

Not bad but...

Comment by bernard33
about Universal Media Server Jul 2013

Very convenient for live subtitles, but apparently doesn't do fast forward so not so good

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