Alternatives to Kodi for all platforms with any license

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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...

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

    • 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
    • Not as many options as Kodi, and somewhat harder to manage but it's still a decent program if for whatever reason you can't use Kodi. EricaPJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Resource heavy. Lacks customization. Difficult to manage transcoding options. Guest • Nov 2016 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...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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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...

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

    • Discontinued In heavy development. No releases yet.
    • It offers p2p streams as opposed to scrappers and does a very good job. lets you change the player to open the stream VLC or wvwn Kodi. Guest • Feb 2017 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...

    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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    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...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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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...

    Freemium Windows

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    Google Home

    Set up, manage, and control your Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and Google Home devices.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome

    • Kodi is a media center. This isn't. It controls devices that content streamed from kodi can't be played on. There's a big difference. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    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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    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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    • Kodi crashes or stalls to often. Hardly ever have an issue with SPMC and use this on all my devices Guest • 8 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • 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
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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...

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

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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.

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

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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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