Alternatives to Windows Media Center for all platforms 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...

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

  • Plex icon

    Plex

    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

  • Universal Media Server icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OSMC icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi

  • Emby icon

    Emby

    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

  • OpenELEC icon

    OpenELEC

    Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a...

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

  • PS3 Media Server icon

    PS3 Media Server Discontinued

    PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MediaPortal icon

    MediaPortal

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

    Open Source Windows

  • MiniDLNA icon

    MiniDLNA

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Serviio icon

    Serviio

    Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Infuse icon

    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...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • Squire icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad tvOS

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • Playon icon

    Playon

    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

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    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

    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

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    Freevo Discontinued

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • VidOn Server icon

    VidOn Server

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

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Enna icon

    Enna Discontinued

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations...

    Open Source Linux

  • nextPVR

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

    Free Windows

  • VAIO Zone icon

    VAIO Zone

    VAIO Zone is the most popular of this product of Sony. The names of program executable files are VAIOEnt.exe, VAIO zone.exe.

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center

  • DVBViewer icon

    DVBViewer

    DVBViewer allows you to experience Digital TV on your PC. With a proper DVB card you can enter the world of digital entertainment and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Kroozbox

    Kroozbox is a database to HTML gateway written in Java that can run under Windows or Linux. The original goal was to have access to...

    Free Windows Linux

  • 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

  • DVBStreamer

    DVBStreamer is an console based application to stream DVB/ATSC service(s) over UDP or to a file. It is more that just an app to stream...

    Open Source Linux

  • DesktopBrowser

    Web based file explorer, runs locally on your browser, designed for media desktops.

    Open Source Windows