Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

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    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's probably the best alternative in terms of support and features but damn this program is frustrating to use and resource intensive on your system. ExquisiteDisasterJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

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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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    • Like Plex, Emby is a server/player hybrid. Allowing you to manage users with unique watch histories and transcoding for any device. The player is robust, covering Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone amongst others, along with the most robust web player on the market. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Butter Project

    Butter allows any user to easily watch movies through torrent streaming, without any prerequisites. Skip the downloads with Butter! The perfect container to plug in any video content. Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
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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

    • I s one the best alternative software, 1- is free, 2- give choice to watch a TV show or movie, 3- the quality of content range from media to high and 4- the speed is quite good, the only small issue with this soft, is adaptability to remote control, and l think that they can correct soon.. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for HD! Play and convert all your High Definition movies and camcorder...

    Freemium Windows

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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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    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.
    • Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end. nandhpMay 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Chromecast

    Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button

    Free Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

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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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    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 all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients. Streams are...

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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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    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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    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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    nessMediaCenter

    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto...

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    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

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    • Essentially it is the same beast as Kodi but a good alternative when Kodi isn't working great this may have some different code that works more tidily. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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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    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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    Koel

    A personal music streaming server that works.

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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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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    Freevo

    Freevo is an open source HTPC media centre software integrating PVR / DVR funtionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last stable version, 1.9.2 Beta, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
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    Portitle

    Portitle Web App is a smart launcher to dozens of movie and TV related websites. Portitle will intelligently identify any video file stored at your HTPC, and then will bring you a full wealth of information, reviews or subtitles to...

    Free Windows Chrome OS

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    withU

    withU is Music Streamer & Streaming Music Player over Wi-Fi connection! With withU, you can stream your iPod Music Library to other iOS Devices, Gaming Consoles(XBox 360, PS3) and PC Applications(Windows Media Player, Plex...

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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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    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 experience high quality, incredibly sharp TV pictures and near CD quality radio! It provides all...

    Commercial Windows

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    Enna

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    GB-PVR

    GB-PVR is a robust, full-featured Personal Video Recorder (PVR) or Media Center, which can record and playback several types of audio-visual (AV) media. Although it has many features, they can all be placed into one of two categories:...

    Free Windows

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Kodi Comments

Gotham 13.0

Positive Comment by OlaMohammad
about Kodi May 2014

Love the new version , it's incredibly fast .

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Geat App

Positive Comment by OlaMohammad
about Kodi Jan 2014

It's a very great and smart program with fantastic and well design interface .

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XBMC 11 Eden UPDATE

Comment by MrSlippyFist
about Kodi Mar 2012

The XBMC team that we all love and adore have released Eden RC1. This Release candidate promises to improve on perfection.

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XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now

Comment by JensKristian
about Kodi Dec 2011

It took a bit longer than expected due to a few bumps in the road, but we are excited to present the first preview release of (what we consider to be) the best version of the best home theater software out there.

Ladies and Gentlemen, XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta 1 is available to download.

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XBMC is now available for the Apple TV! If you have an Appl ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Kodi Jun 2011

XBMC is now available for the Apple TV! If you have an Apple TV and a Mac, which is required to jailbreak it, getting XBMC on it would be really cool. Just follow this (admittedly undetailed) guide: http://lifehacker.com/5739364/

I don't recommend getting it on your iPhone or iPod Touch just yet, though. Though XBMC is also available for jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPads, it is supposedly unoptimized for the smaller screen. It's really just a smaller version of XBMC for the Apple TV. That means no multitouch gestures or anything, and the menus are probably really crappy to navigate (since it's designed for a remote). If you want to play multiple video or audio formats on your iPhone, you can the VLC app or CineXPlayer. To stream video to your device, use ZumoCast.

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Oh yes! Makes your xbox a monster machine, play almost all ...

Comment by Lejnoss
about Kodi Jun 2011

Oh yes! Makes your xbox a monster machine, play almost all video formats, exept HD. But what do I care since I don't even own a HD-tv. :) Get addons to stream movies and TV-series right away!

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Works great on a softmodded original XBox, however the marc ...

Comment by Bootlegger
about Kodi Jun 2011

Works great on a softmodded original XBox, however the march of ages is starting to outpace the ability of original XBox hardware to keep up, some newer HD files are simply too much for it. Works great on Windows and Linux. Now if only I could run it on my 360....

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This works good, and has some nice plugins, but I was never ...

Comment by Aaron
about Kodi Jun 2011

This works good, and has some nice plugins, but I was never really impressed I enjoyed Elisa media center better. and I could get Elisa to work with my IR remote.

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