Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

  • Plex icon


    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

  • Emby icon


    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

    • 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 8/17/2015
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    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 tvOS Raspberry Pi

  • Stremio icon


    Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any...

    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 2/20/2016
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    MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays...

    Open Source Windows

  • Splash icon


    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

    • Kodi is primarily a front-end ("10-foot interface"), PS3 Media Server is primarily a back-end.
      nandhp 5/20/2015
  • Infuse icon


    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

  • Chromecast icon


    Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Squire icon


    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

  • younity icon


    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

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  • JRiver Media Center icon

    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

  • Pith icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Playon icon


    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

  • nessMediaCenter icon


    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a...

    Commercial Mac tvOS

  • nessViewer icon


    nessViewer is the all-round media application to edit, browse, collect and arrange, present, transfer and stream media. It combines...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • SimpleX icon


    A Plex client for the new Apple TV.

    Freemium tvOS

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  • Koel icon


    A personal music streaming server that works.

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

  • Moovida icon

    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

  • 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

    • 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 5/31/2016
  • MythTV icon


    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

  • VidOn Server icon

    VidOn Server

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

    Free Windows

  • Freevo icon

    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

  • Kantaris icon


    Kantaris is an all new media player based on code from Videolan client (VLC Media Player) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a...

    Open Source Windows

  • Portitle icon


    Portitle Web App is a smart launcher to dozens of movie and TV related websites. Portitle will intelligently identify any video file...

    Free Windows Chrome OS

  • Vidine icon


    Vidine is a media center and thumbnail video clip manager. It organizes video clips as thumbnail sheets where you can search, browse...

    Commercial Windows

  • DVBViewer icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • nextPVR

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

    Free Windows

  • withU icon


    withU is Music Streamer & Streaming Music Player over Wi-Fi connection! With withU, you can stream your iPod Music Library to...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • OpenPHT icon


    OpenPHT is a community driven fork of Plex Home Theater (abandoned). That's a open-source client for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ChrisTV icon


    ChrisTV PVR (Personal Video Recorder) is a software designed to control analog TV Cards, Graphic Cards with Video Input (VIVO), Combo...

    Freemium 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

Kodi Comments

Gotham 13.0

Comment by OlaMohammad
about Kodi May 2014

Love the new version , it's incredibly fast .


Geat App

Comment by OlaMohammad
about Kodi Jan 2014

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



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.


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.


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:

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.

Small VLC Media Player iconVLC Media Player
Small CineXPlayer iconCineXPlayer
Small ZumoCast iconZumoCast


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!


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....


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.